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Old 04-06-2006, 02:46 AM #1
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I've been absent for some time now; my wife and I just had a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Genesis (Genna for short). I decided to return in lieu of the crazy upset-fest that was the men's division of March Madness. Since this is a boxing forum, however, I will keep my eye on the prize.

The following is a 32-fighter tournament in the heavyweight division. 64 seemed extremely daunting, or else I would have completed this in it's entirety. Feel free to grumble about some of the standings, or just have fun with it! The fighters were chosen based on some personal research, and from that of the other good boxing scholars on this very website and their historical points of view. Keep in mind that the fighters were given their seatings within each bracket, and does not represent my personal opinions of their actual ranking. Fill in the brackets, and post your results if you wish. One may get really ambitious and indicate the round in which the fight ends. Enjoy!

A few things to be aware of: All fighters are allegedly in their "primes" for this tournament. No partying the night before, all of the proper training is there, no layoffs (or excuses); and above all, STYLE COUNTS! Even the magnificent #1 fighters can run into a difficult style matchup, no matter how fast or powerful he may have been. They are all human, so please, do a little research and fill in the blanks accordingly.

On a side note: We are all very aware that butterfly1964 will pick Ali vs. Liston in the final, so it's okay if he doesn't even bother to post.


****EDIT**** I had a nice spreadsheet with all of the brackets lined up, but I just realized that I can't post attachments on here. Yarr... Well, here's the watered down version.

1. Muhammad Ali vs. 8. Archie Moore
4. Jersey Joe Walcott vs. 5. Max Schmeling
3. Jack Johnson vs. 6. Joe Jeanette
2. Jack Dempsey vs. 7. James Corbett

1. Rocky Marciano vs. 8. Cleveland Williams
4. Evander Holyfield vs. 5. Ken Norton
3. Joe Frazier vs. 6. Max Baer
2. Mike Tyson vs. 7. George Godfrey

1. Joe Louis vs. 8. Jimmy Young
4. Floyd Patterson vs. 5. Riddick Bowe
3. Lennox Lewis vs. 6. Jerry Quarry
2. George Foreman vs. 7. Elmer Ray

1. Larry Holmes vs. 8. Harry Wills
4. Ezzard Charles vs. 5. Gene Tunney
3. Jim Jeffries vs. 6. Jack Sharkey
2. Sonny Liston vs. 7. Peter Jackson

Again...yarr..
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:06 AM #2
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BIG congratulations on the little rug rat, Brassangel, and it's good to see you back again.
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Old 04-06-2006, 04:22 PM #3
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1. Muhammad Ali vs. 8. Archie Moore(ali ko2)
4. Jersey Joe Walcott vs. 5. Max Schmeling(watcott ko9)
3. Jack Johnson vs. 6. Joe Jeanette(johnson ud15)
2. Jack Dempsey vs. 7. James Corbett(dempsey ko4)

1. Rocky Marciano vs. 8. Cleveland Williams(marciano ko7)
4. Evander Holyfield vs. 5. Ken Norton(holyfield md15)
3. Joe Frazier vs. 6. Max Baer(frazier tko6)
2. Mike Tyson vs. 7. George Godfrey(tyson tko5)

1. Joe Louis vs. 8. Jimmy Young(louis tko5)
4. Floyd Patterson vs. 5. Riddick Bowe(bowe ko7)
3. Lennox Lewis vs. 6. Jerry Quarry(lewis tko5)
2. George Foreman vs. 7. Elmer Ray(foreman ko2)

1. Larry Holmes vs. 8. Harry Wills(holmes ud15)
4. Ezzard Charles vs. 5. Gene Tunney(charles md15)
3. Jim Jeffries vs. 6. Jack Sharkey(sharkey ud15)
2. Sonny Liston vs. 7. Peter Jackson(liston ko3)

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this is my secection:

1. Muhammad Ali vs. 4. Jersey Joe Watcott
3. Jack Johnson vs. 2. Jack Dempsey

1. Rocky Marciano vs. 4. Evander Holyfield
3. Joe Frazier vs. 2. Mike Tyson

1. Joe Louis vs. 5. Riddick Bowe
3. Lennox Lewis vs. 2. George Foreman

1. Larry Holmes vs. 4. Ezzard Charles
6. Jack Sharkey vs. 2. Sonny Liston

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Old 04-06-2006, 04:35 PM #4
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Tyson TKO-2 Godfrey?

Get the **** out of here!
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Old 04-06-2006, 04:53 PM #5
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Tyson TKO-2 Godfrey?

Get the **** out of here!
oops! didn't know how big godfrey was. there, i changed it. you happy now?
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:10 PM #6
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No, I'm not happy, because it seems that you not only didn't know how big Godfrey was...but it also looks like you don't have even a clue as how good he was, what he'd bring to the table in this matchup against Tyson, and how this fight would more than likely play out.

I won't disagree with you favouring Tyson to win, but to me that fight has "decision" written ALL over it.
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:13 PM #7
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Tyson would likely win via decision or stoppage through sheer volume of punches. Many people forget that he was capable of taking decisions in fights with larger men when he had trouble landing the knockout combinations. It's the only way he could stand up to some of the larger hall-of-famers like Godfrey, Holmes, and Ali.

I'll post my decisions once I get a few more on here. Feel free to extend your own predictions past the first round if you wish.
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:42 PM #8
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this is my secection:

1. Muhammad Ali vs. 4. Jersey Joe Watcott(ali ko10)
3. Jack Johnson vs. 2. Jack Dempsey(dempsey ko7)

1. Rocky Marciano vs. 4. Evander Holyfield(holyfield md15)
3. Joe Frazier vs. 2. Mike Tyson(frazier tko8)

1. Joe Louis vs. 5. Riddick Bowe(louis ko14)
3. Lennox Lewis vs. 2. George Foreman(foreman ko3)

1. Larry Holmes vs. 4. Ezzard Charles(holmes tko13)
6. Jack Sharkey vs. 2. Sonny Liston(liston ko 3)

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after the second round...

1. Muhammad Ali vs. 2. Jack Dempsey

4. Evander Holyfield vs. 3. Joe Frazier

1. Joe Louis vs. 2. George Foreman

1. Larry Holmes vs. 2. Sonny Liston

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