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Old 09-30-2012, 09:16 AM   #15
irishny
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Default Re: Boxers Prime years

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Originally Posted by DanishFightfan View Post
Prime is a very relative term..

Tyson's prime was from 20-22
Ali's prime was 22-25
Holyfield was 26-32
Wladimir's is 33-now..

Sergio was 35 when he hit his prime, Samuel Peter was done when he was 29..
Tyson was physically in his prime right up to his early 30s.

People just like to pretend hes some sort of genetic abnormality who reaches his prime at 22 and falls away because he started getting beaten.

If he fought Holyfield in 1989, the same thing would have happened.

Just becase he was knocking an Pinkon Thomas etc silly, doesnt mean he'd do it to someone like Holyfield.

Even before he went top prison he had problems with Razor Ruddock who Lewis destroyed.

Tyson simply wasnt the unstoppable machine that some like to believe. He didnt helpo himself by not training as hard as he could and partying, but physically he was just as good at 30 as 22.

Against Holyfield, he was the same weight and just as cut as he ever was in his early years.
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