The battle of the greats! Who wins?
All fight 15 Rounds, standard weight limit and prime for prime.
All modernish fighters some film available.
Heavyweight - Joe Louis vs Muhammad Ali
Light Heavyweight - Archie Moore vs Ezzard Charles (Yes I know...)
Middleweight - Marvin Hagler vs Carlos Monzon
Welterweight - Sugar Ray Robinson vs Sugar Ray Leonard
Lightweight - Duran vs Whittaker
Bantamweight - Eder Jofre vs Carlos Zarate
Featherweight - Willie Pep vs Henry Armstrong (Not sure about film)
Flyweight - Jimmy Wilde vs Ricardo Lopez
Sugar Ray Robinson
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Light-heavy: Moore by middle round KO. The Moore who fought Charles was a far cry from the earliest footage available of him, which still wasn't his true prime imo. I think eventually Moore would have landed the kill-shot that he couldn't land against Charles when they fought.
Middleweight: Would have been an all-time classic. I can't see either man getting knocked out; if I had to bet, I'd take Hagler by a razor-close decision. This fight would have a little of everything in it.
Welterweight: Robinson by fairly wide-margined decision. Robinson could do it all; both men were extremely adaptable, hit incredibly hard... I think Robinson's hand speed makes the difference in this one.
Lightweight: Duran by decision. I think Whitaker P4P was an overall better fighter than Duran... but even though Whitaker handled a somewhat comparably-styled fighter in Chavez, Duran in his prime had a motor that never stopped. Too much pressure for Whitaker to adequately keep at bay.
Featherweight: Armstrong by decision. Both of these men's best fights were not captured on video; I think this is simply a terrible matchup for Pep. I see this one playing out similarly to Whitaker-Duran above.
Bantamweight: Jofre by close decision, but Zarate could end any fight in a flash. Jofre had a good chin, though, and I think he simply outworks Zarate to earn a points win.
Flyweight: You left this one out so I'm going to pit Jimmy Wilde against Ricardo Lopez, with Lopez winning by late stoppage.
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