toughguy2 asked in SportsBoxing · 8 years ago

Would a prime John L. Sullivan have beaten James J. Corbett?

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  • 8 years ago
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    under london prize fight rules yes. but under queensbury rules, i think corbett would always outbox sullivan.

    however, like the first jeffries vs corbett fight when jim had to come from behind to score a ko, sullivan always has punchers chance.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    not likely, John L became a huge guy, Corbett honestly a basic heavy or possibly a pumped up middleweight. a real heavyweight must have an major earnings over a smaller guy, so it really is logical to assume John L in correct actual condition would have taken Corbett in similar condition. it really is not any secret that alcohol abuse, undesirable practise habit and age contributed very much to John L's decline. mixed those factors were highly a lot inescapable reward for the smaller Corbett. in case your no longer in structure, your expertise is wasted.

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