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Old 12-22-2018, 04:34 PM #11
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Eddie Futch at one point thought Bowe could be the best heavyweight he ever trained.

But the guy didn't really love fighting, he just happened to be good at it. What he did love was eating too much. And he was lazy and undisciplined.

If a fighter won't accept the rigors needed to be great then he never fully lives up to his potential.
The more people chase the Bowe kool aid (and I will qualify the use of that term) the more quite a bit of it can be attached to the yearnings and opinions of Eddie.

I use the term kool aid because while Bowe was talented and had potential, Eddie thought much more of him than his actual trials and tribulations showed of Bowe. Actually in one of those coincidences, Lou Duva had a similar situation with the "Foul Pole" Golota. Duva thought he had the goods! Golota was also a talent, but both guys could not keep it together. Bottom line.

Bowe showed remarkable ability against Holyfield and Golota showed remarkable ability against Bowe. Golota went forward half ****ed and got handled. Bowe was a little more circumspect, and rather than fight lewis he ditched the belts.

Many people who claim Bowe would have beat Lewis forget that Bowe had little to no self control and Lewis could exploite that weakness. Golota sure found that out!
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Old 12-22-2018, 04:56 PM #12
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--- Lennox already KOed Bowe once, so twice or thrice more is the short answer for goat gonads needing to know...
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Old 12-22-2018, 05:22 PM #13
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--- Lennox already KOed Bowe once, so twice or thrice more is the short answer for goat gonads needing to know...
Didn't really KO him though did he, the fight was called off way too early and Bowe hurt Lewis earlier in the fight as much as Lewis hurt Bowe when it was called off.
Could of gone either way.
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:33 PM #14
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Didn't really KO him though did he, the fight was called off way too early and Bowe hurt Lewis earlier in the fight as much as Lewis hurt Bowe when it was called off.
Could of gone either way.

Yea nothing close to being unconscious they are extra safe in the ammeters
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Old 12-22-2018, 09:02 PM #15
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Eddie Futch at one point thought Bowe could be the best heavyweight he ever trained.

But the guy didn't really love fighting, he just happened to be good at it. What he did love was eating too much. And he was lazy and undisciplined.

If a fighter won't accept the rigors needed to be great then he never fully lives up to his potential.
Best answer of the thread here IMO. And an intelligent way of answering NO, he wouldn't have, nowhere near GOAT.
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Old 12-22-2018, 09:15 PM #16
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Best answer of the thread here IMO. And an intelligent way of answering NO, he wouldn't have, nowhere near GOAT.
He is genetically potentially the GOAT? No one had better genes than Bowe for boxing did they?

He was almost perfect.

Long reach, tall, big, heavy, smart, fast, good endurance, strong, amazing chin.


He was like Lennox Lewis with Holyfields Head transplanted on. He could have beat Lennox, Tyson and Holyfield, and perhaps anyone ever.

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Old 12-23-2018, 02:49 AM #17
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He is genetically potentially the GOAT? No one had better genes than Bowe for boxing did they?

He was almost perfect.

Long reach, tall, big, heavy, smart, fast, good endurance, strong, amazing chin.


He was like Lennox Lewis with Holyfields Head transplanted on. He could have beat Lennox, Tyson and Holyfield, and perhaps anyone ever.
--- Dude, I got better genes for boxing than Big Dummy.

What, not to diminish the mentally retarded kids I worked with, but he was mentally challenged, a face first brawler exposed before he ever won a title. Slurple the purple koolaide seems to be your only reason for the thread.
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Old 12-23-2018, 04:53 PM #18
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--- Dude, I got better genes for boxing than Big Dummy.

What, not to diminish the mentally retarded kids I worked with, but he was mentally challenged, a face first brawler exposed before he ever won a title. Slurple the purple koolaide seems to be your only reason for the thread.
Did you ever even watch Bowe fight or are you just another ignorant Brit with an anti American agenda?
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:16 PM #19
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He is genetically potentially the GOAT? No one had better genes than Bowe for boxing did they?

He was almost perfect.

Long reach, tall, big, heavy, smart, fast, good endurance, strong, amazing chin.


He was like Lennox Lewis with Holyfields Head transplanted on. He could have beat Lennox, Tyson and Holyfield, and perhaps anyone ever.
Sonny Liston has a body made for boxing.
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Old 12-24-2018, 09:42 AM #20
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Bowe was a solid fighter
He was never quite the same after the Great Trilogy with the Legendary Evander Holyfield.
Those bouts took a lot out of Big Daddy.
Riddick also suffered from some mental illness issues that sort of derailed his career.
With that said never at best would he have beaten Lennox Lewis.
His style was suited for Lewis.
Bowe lacked one Punch power.
Rahman & Oliver McCall and that & it finished off Lewis.
Bowe never take that fight so you canít make him a GOAT when he had the chance to be that by defeating Lennox .
And thatís that
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