McCallum vs McClellan

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by borntoloseNOT, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. KAZSoliloquy

    KAZSoliloquy Look at the state of his face

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    25,821
    Likes Received:
    3,362
    julian was absolutely a proper MW but even if he wasn’t, you’re saying the win is worthless because of 6 pounds. absolutely trash opinion
     
  2. IGotAHugePeckah

    IGotAHugePeckah Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2017
    Messages:
    6,628
    Likes Received:
    19,753
    I say McCallum UD all day, maybe late stoppage. McClellan was a ferocious bomber but McCallum would defuse him no trouble. The Body Snatcher is one of the most underrated boxers in history, people don't understand how fucking good he really was.

    Just look at what his peers say about him in the "Best I've Faced" series.

    James Toney listed McCallum as being the Best Boxer, Best Fighter, Smartest Boxer, Best Defence, and having the Best Jab.

    Michael Watson listed McCallum as having the Best Skills, Best Defence, and Smartest Boxer he faced.

    Julian Jackson listed him as the Best Skills, Best Jab, and Smartest Boxer he faced.

    Herol Graham listed him as the Best Overall and Smartest Boxer.

    Steve Collins listed him as Best Boxer, Best Defence, Fastest Hands, Best Jab, and Smartest.

    Sumbu Kalambay lists him as Best Jab, Best Skills, and tied for Best Overall
     
  3. borntoloseNOT

    borntoloseNOT Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2004
    Messages:
    3,077
    Likes Received:
    2,084
    Damn straight. A fight I would have really wanted to see. About as much as real fights we'll never see because they weren't filmed like Burley/Charles fights. Dream matches and fantasy matches are fun to debate until you remember you'll never know the outcome!
     
  4. borntoloseNOT

    borntoloseNOT Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2004
    Messages:
    3,077
    Likes Received:
    2,084
    Toney credited him for shaping him as a fighter and changing his whole game. Even Roy gave him some props when he beat an almost retired McCallum, and that was a decent fight. McCallum had an interview up not so long ago slamming the fab four for avoiding him. Said he was insulted when Hagler took an opportunity to tell him he respected him because Hagler never gave such respect in form of an opportunity to fight.
     
    IGotAHugePeckah likes this.
  5. borntoloseNOT

    borntoloseNOT Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2004
    Messages:
    3,077
    Likes Received:
    2,084
    And the Michael Watson fight was one of my all time favorites for how incredibly skilled McCallum looked in that fight. He was truly a complete technician.
     
    IGotAHugePeckah likes this.
  6. ssx

    ssx Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,940
    Likes Received:
    830
    Location:
    Hawaii
    McCallum by decision, 116-112.
     
    borntoloseNOT likes this.
  7. TRYHARD 2001

    TRYHARD 2001 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    10,897
    Likes Received:
    2,868
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    Mike McCallum gave a prime RJJ one of the toughest fights of his career when he was nearing 40. The guy was the total package and deserves a lot more recognition than he gets.
     
    RabbitPunch36 likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.