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hello sir i would like to ask one question and that is how would joe louis had faired with the oppositions like mike tyson,ali,dempsey,marciano,  some say he was extra special but of a complete different era to the rest but had he been in the their era would he had beaten all of them what is your say on that one  please answer


Actually Louis did fight Marciano. He lost the bout but I think it might have gone different earlier in his career. He tried to come out of retirement to fight Marciano, probably for money, which is usually ill-advised.
I think if they had fought in his prime Louis would beat Marciano. They had slightly different styles but there would be a lot of action. Louis was a good flat footed boxer that could move if he needed to. Marciano was a flat footed brawler. Not a very good boxer but a good toe to toe fighter.

Also these old school heavyweights would not be heavyweights by today's standards. Marciano only weighed 185. Joe Louis was the only one over 200.

Assuming everybody is in their prime. My picks would be:
Louis over Marciano in a second fight.
Louis over Ali because Louis knows how to fight movers and he is a bigger puncher than Ali.
Louis over Dempsey because Dempsey is another flat footed fighter that has trouble with movers.
Louis over Tyson because Tyson can only fight one way, flat footed, no reach, and predictable trying to land a left hook all night.
Holyfield over Louis because Holyfield can out box Louis. He would basically beat him at his own game.
Louis over Klitschko because he's just better in every way. Klitschko with all due respect is only champion because the division is so incredibly weak at this time.

Thanks for the question, enjoyed giving my opinion  


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