Riddick Bowe (1992) versus George Foreman (1973-74)
I think Foreman was at his best against Frazier, Norton and Ali. Those were his peak fights. Let's use Norton as an example. To me he was outboxing Norton. Foreman had a long, hard jab there, and it was landing accurately. He easily slipped Norton's power shots, which makes me think he'll do the same to Bowe's sloppy swings. Yeah, Foreman looks somewhat wild himself, but I think part of it is his build; he's not going to look graceful however he boxes. Notice how he has no problem in landing hooks and uppercuts on Norton. Bowe has a slight size advantage but it's not that big and we have to ask how much is muscle and how much is fat.
Re: Riddick Bowe (1992) versus George Foreman (1973-74)
This is a tough one to call, although the few times Bowe fought someone of similar size (Lewis, Golota) he didn’t do so well, and even though those guys were real strong, Foreman was certainly stronger.
Bowe has the better jab but I back Foreman in this one, plus Foreman showed a lot of heart against Lyle. We may have a much less exciting version of that here