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Old 07-06-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default Mike Tyson v Gene Tunney

Tyson blows Tunney out early.

...right?
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:12 PM   #2
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Yeah id say mid way,tunney was a tough son of a gun,but he would have to be on his toes the whole fight and i could see tyson catching him sometime in the fight,when he slowed down a bit or got cornered.
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:15 PM   #3
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Tunney lacks the physicalities to keep Tyson honest....

Mike would simply blow him out.
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:58 PM   #4
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Tyson would work Tunney's body early, then come over the top with hooks. Throwing the jab on a regular basis while advancing would also serve him well to find the range. Tunney's slickness would take him into the middle rounds, but he gets chopped down in the same fashion as Tyrell Biggs.
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:25 PM   #5
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Tyson blows Tunney out early.

...right?
This is a bad matchup for Tunney,imo,Tysons fast hands two fisted power and excellent ring cutting skills give Tunney severe problems Tunney was a master at boxing on the retreat ,but Tyson was very astute at ring geometry,unlike other power hitters like Liston,who followed his prey around,I dont feel tunney has enough pop in his right to keep Tyson off of him the whole fight,he would undoubtedly land plenty of short jabs and quick one twos but sooner or later Tyson gets through, may be 8 rds.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:57 PM   #6
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Tunney never faced anoyone with Tyson's power, let alone speed and aggressiveness. As skilled as Gene is, I have to say early, brutal KO.
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:41 AM   #7
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Well, a prime Tyson would be a treat to every heavyweight from all eras.
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:48 AM   #8
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Tyson here for sure, his speed of hand and foot are the key elements here and i highly doubt Tunney would hit him hard enough to garner respect.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:57 PM   #9
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Tyson blows Tunney out early.

...right?
Not necessarily.

I think that the difference between Spinks and Tunney, is that Tunney would implement a well thought out survival strategy from the opening bell.

This might be more interesting than people think.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #10
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Not necessarily.

I think that the difference between Spinks and Tunney, is that Tunney would implement a well thought out survival strategy from the opening bell.

This might be more interesting than people think.
Yep...it would shock everyone expecting a blowout.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #11
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Not necessarily.

I think that the difference between Spinks and Tunney, is that Tunney would implement a well thought out survival strategy from the opening bell.

This might be more interesting than people think.
So basically postponing the inevitable blowout till a later round.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:22 PM   #12
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Not necessarily.

I think that the difference between Spinks and Tunney, is that Tunney would implement a well thought out survival strategy from the opening bell.

This might be more interesting than people think.
I think that that is true. If Tunney hits Tyson with something early, like he did dempsey (and I think that this would be his plan), the fight becomes very different.
Tyson was a very thoughtful fighter; you can often see him stop and think. If he does that against Tunney- and a significant early blow when Tyson is coming in aggressively would cause that- he'll start getting hit with the Tunney jab. He is smart enough to slip it; Tunney is smart enough to hit him when he slips.
Tunney was 10x Buster Douglas- a fat lazy bum who got lucky one night.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:36 PM   #13
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Tyson laughs at Tunney's best and blasts him out within 3. Gene doesn't have the firepower to hold off a prime, speedy and powerful 220 pound monster like Tyson. Tyson has fast feet too and would cut off any escape Tunney attempted.

Gene never once beat a powerpuncher. Now he's going to survive against one of the most fast and powerful punchers in HW history?

Sorry guys. That's about as big a stretch as I've seen on these boards.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:39 PM   #14
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Tunney was 10x Buster Douglas- a fat lazy bum who got lucky one night.
I agree. P4P, Gene was. At HW? He hits with nowhere near the force that Buster does with any punch in his arsenal. A Douglas jab landed with the force of a Tunney powerpunch. Tunney just seems too small and weak to survive against a powerpuncher like Tyson.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:41 PM   #15
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I agree. P4P, Gene was. At HW? He hits with nowhere near the force that Buster does with any punch in his arsenal. A Douglas jab landed with the force of a Tunney powerpunch. Tunney just seems too small and weak to survive against a powerpuncher like Tyson.
Agreed .. no knock on Tunney ... there are reasons weight divisions exist ..
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