What are the boxing equivalents of DC winning over Stipe?

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  1. JayE

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    Charles over Louis would be another good example even if Charles had been campaigning at HW for a bit beforehand (he was a natural LHW). Tunney over Dempsey (again, Tunney was a natural LHW, but had plenty of HW experience beforehand).
     
  2. JayE

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    I wouldn't say that Cormier is drastically bigger than a guy like Gassiev or even Usyk when you factor in how much fat Cormier carries around.
     
  3. Boxer

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    I do.
     
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    Roy Jones moving to HW and beating John Ruiz the champ
     
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    I think the most famous is Pacmans run at 147
     
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    Hopkins over Tarver?
     
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    Except he beat a fat Buster Douglas. When he fought his Stipe it would have been against Bowe and he dropped that decision.
     
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    How about Archie Moore vs Joey Maxim?
     
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    It really makes you wonder how long Jones was juicing and how that might have affected DC's legacy.
     
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    Hagler started late and Ray stole some rounds. I guess they were polarizing personalities, so some have their clear choice, but it could have objectively gone either way.
     
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    This nails it pretty close.
     
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    Toney at heavyweight deserves a mention, moving up from 160 in his late 20’s.
     
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    Toney vs a lot of guys. Toney vs Peter
     
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    I don't think the real stories behind tgese fights can be replicated. There is some serious history and rivalry, entailing cheating and including not fighting the heavy weight division becasue of a friend.

    The stories can be different but not conpared.
     
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    I second Dempsey/Tunney I. LHW vs HW champion at a time when both divisions were closer in size, and said heavyweight champ had an aura of invincibility.
     
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    DC has had more fights at HW than at LHW, so it's impossible to compare to boxing... Good HW's don't typically drop weight classes.
     
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    Rjj was 193lbs and Ruiz was 226lbs when they boxed
     
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    Only reasonable comparison.

    Some of these comparisons..Leonard/Hagler etc give me the D.D.T.s.

    I mean is Stipe supposed to be Hagler in that analogy? LOL

    Guy that lost by ko to Stephan Struve

    UFC hw division is a joke and everyone knows it. Cormier was a wolf amongst sheep. Though am happy for him.

    Not to mention just comparing the majesty and importance of a Leonard/Haglar to that joke of a UFC hw division. <45>
     
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    Tunney/Dempsey immediately sprung to mind, stole my thunder, nice.
     

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