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Old 10-13-2011, 03:17 PM #1
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Default Michael Moorer the light heavyweight

How would you rank him as a lhw, historically? I know he didnt fight that many good opponents there, but he was so dominant and looked great. And what do you think his chances would have been against Michael Spinks, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Dwight M. Qawi and Matthew Saad?
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:44 PM #2
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I thought about posting his name in the other Light heavyweight thread, but thought I'd ship some grief.

That said, the guy was a monster at the weight.......I think he'd give many of the top 20 best light heavyweights a damn good fight, and certainly beat more than a few.

His punch power and southpaw stance make him a difficult prospect for anyone.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:42 PM #3
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Moorer certainly looked dangerous at lightheavyweight. The problem is that he never fought anyone who would make the all time top 200 at that weight. My opinion is that his chin would have betrayed him against the best. Very ordinary Frankie Swindell had him staggered. With just 21 fights in that division, Moorer doesn't add up to very much in its history.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:46 PM #4
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He doesn't rate historically. Moorer was obviously a big puncher and physically very big at the weight, but his suspect chin, vulnerable defense and one-dimensional style would have been found out by the elite of the division. Moorer basically relied on KO'ing his opponent and was actually losing quite badly to a washed up Leslie Stewart until getting him out of there with one punch.

In his era he could have reigned though, Virgil Hill was the only light heavyweight worth mentioning during that era.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:12 PM #5
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How would you rank him as a lhw, historically? I know he didnt fight that many good opponents there, but he was so dominant and looked great. And what do you think his chances would have been against Michael Spinks, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Dwight M. Qawi and Matthew Saad?
Beating one ranked opponent and holding a paper title hardly makes you dominant.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:39 PM #6
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He just wasn't very good.

I mean, he was good, he had alot of ability.

But his resume there is genuinely terrible.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:05 PM #7
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Agreed. Moorer looked great at 175 but the level of competiton was bad.
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He's actually more overrated than Mosley at lightweight. He gets embarrassed by any great LHW.
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He beats Mustafa Muhammad and Saad Muhammad and gets KO'd by Spinks and Qawi
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He beats Mustafa Muhammad and Saad Muhammad
I disagree.
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