best conditioned heavyweight?

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  1. pr0ne2gr8tness

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    any ideas who you would put in your top 3 best conditioned HW's of all time?

    found it a interesting subject after reading this

    stamina.page
     
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    Some names come to mind:

    Ken Norton
    Ezzard Charles
    Rocky Marciano
    Evander Holyfield
     
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    I was going to say Holyfield but he had some fights where he looked lke he wasn't going to make it. (at HW)

    The last Bowe fight and the Toney fight come to mind.
     
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    I think Ali's gotta be on the list. He could take huge punishment over 15 rounds. Maybe that's mostly heart but great conditioning also.
     
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    Ali is the first guy that came to mind.
     
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    shannon briggs,old mike....wait...best conditioned? hmm....i'd say marciano is always a good pick and Ali more of the guy who's chin and unbreakable will allowed him to see the end of most fights.
     
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    definetly marciano ali and i thik a prime tyson was good
     
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    a prime tyson is hard to judge condition wise as he never had to dig really deep like a few others mentioned
     
  11. MeBig

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    Marciano, because without his stamina he basically couldn't crack the top 30 of his day.
     
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    The guy had 6 month long training camps.
     
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    Holmes has gotta be up there. He could murder you in the later rounds.
     
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    The Brockton Blockbuster by a mile! :)
     
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    all the guys mentioned are right up there but going on body fat and pure physique its gotta be david haye.
     
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    David Haye? Not a chance.

    First off he's only fought at Heavyweight once, that lasted one round. Secondly the only loss of his career was down to poor conditioning.
     
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    pittelp Smokin Joe belt winner

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    Jack Johnson
    Marciano
    Ali
     
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    marciano
    holyfield

    both of them leaned heavily on their ability to maintain and fight at a high pace, not to mention conditioning themselves to take and recover from abuse against larger opp

    as stated b4 w/out his conditioning marciano would have been sh*t
     
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    Ali, I still remember straigh after his fight with Liston, he was panting and gasping for air and he said something along the lines of "I never want to do that again".
     

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