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Old 12-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #42
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Default Re: Wlad gets severely underrated in H2H matchups

Originally Posted by Montero View Post
Tyson's best wins:

1. Tony Tucker
2. Larry Holmes (40 years old, coming off 2 year layoff)
3. Michael Spinks (former super middleweight coming off 1 year layoff)
4. Tony Tubbs
5. Trevor Berbick

The only one that's comparable to Wladimir Klitschko is Tony Tucker (6'5", 240's). Tyson fought him in his prime and won a clear decision, but Tucker is not on Wlad's level. It's amazing to me how badly some people overrate Tyson and underrate Klitschko.
Without getting into the Wlad-Tyson debate:

Holmes was 38, and while well past his prime still went on to beat Mercer and extend Holyfield and McCall.

Spinks in the latter stages of his career was a genuine (albeit small) heavyweight. As a heavy he was very competitive against Holmes, and handled ****ey without too much trouble.

Tyson's resume isn't amazing by any stretch, but let's not go overboard in discrediting his better wins.
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