By - dennyk91
None, doesn’t mean the era sucked though. Stupid poll
It doesn’t say the era sucked, just overrated
Still a dumb poll option. It’s like asking someone if they love Aretha Franklin or hate her and all soul music
The era was full of good talent. Wouldn’t call that overrated. Still, he would not be successful today. The Sport has progressed almost 50 years
Good talent but they have gotten more credit then they are do at this point. It’s made out to be these infallible gladiator era. Tim Witherspoon I feel in the 80s was better then Ken Norton, Mike Tyson was better Frazier, Lennox Lewis and the Klitschko brothers would destroy guys like shavers, quarry, Lyle. Ali would need very favorable judging in the 90s to not take a bunch losses.
Yes that is true. But that is not what it is about. Of course they would get destroyed by today’s Heavyweights, because training methods and boxing techniques have evolved. Also today‘s heavyweights are much bigger because of that. But what makes this era this gladiator badass era is that the best people at the time fought each other, and it was competitive
I can agree with that
Chuck was a tough son of a bitch and could give just about anyone a tough night. But he wasn’t championship material. He was a glorified journeyman. There’s nothing wrong with that! The man shook up Ali for a moment. But it is what it is.
People who are saying that era was overrated DKSAB! From 1974 to 1976 you had Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Jimmy Young, Larry Holmes and George Foreman all in the top ten. I agree Wepner was somewhat overrated but in all fairness he did give Ali a competitive fight.
Could that mean that (gasp) Ali was overrated as well?
I don’t think he’d win, but to say an era that had Ali, Frazier, foreman, AND Holmes in it is just outrageous. If anything, Holmes he always been underrated. Dudes jab was top notch.
Can’t he be overrated without an entire era being overrated as well?
[email protected] voters who voted "none".
I bet its more along the lines of "I dont know this guy at all"
Who did you vote for?
How do you see that fight going?
Well, Wepner was going for 15 rds so I'd give him the edge. I do not have his stats in front of me but I do know he was sparked a lot in the early rounds. However, he could go 15 so I'm placing my bets on him to avoid getting blasted early by brawling in spurts but not so much that he gets caught with something. And I say brawl because he wasn't a technical fighter at all. So yeah, I see him surviving an early ko, by the grace of God, and taking Whyte to deep waters and winning a close one on points.
Edit: A gazillion typos.
IIRC his biggest achievement was the New Jersey belt. He was a Dave Allen kind of character. Tough as old boots and willing to fight anyone, but a limited fighter nonetheless.
None in boxing but possibly all of them in a street fight except Whyte