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Old 08-08-2007, 10:22 AM   #1
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:24 AM   #2
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Much better. He would have murdered several people and Robin Givens would never have married him.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:25 AM   #3
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Great. Unitl he cracked up.

Similair trajectory.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:26 AM   #4
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He would have dominated at cruiserweight.
I think he could have got down to 200lb if he tried his best.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:35 AM   #5
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Him being at light heavy really isnt even realistic though, his body was made to be a square of muscle rofl.. Watch how hard he trained to make 215....
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:39 AM   #6
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Well, Michael Spinks would have beaten him at LH. It woulda been pretty much like Spinks vs. Qawi.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:47 PM   #7
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:52 PM   #8
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:22 PM   #9
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I dont think he would have made weight.
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:53 AM   #10
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you should be for a statement like that!
Yeh, I kinda figured my comment would get this reaction.

Buuttt... I thought we were being hypothetical about a Tyson who was naturally a light heavyweight, not a Tyson who starved himself down to 175.

And, yeh, I think a prime Michael Spinks at 175 beats a prime Tyson at a natural 175. Take a look at Spinks in his prime at light heavy. He was a demon. Not just a hard puncher (that "Spinks Jinx" thing was hype, like Bernard Hopkins with his "Executioner" thing). But awkward, frustrating, punching from weird angles, moving in unexpected ways that made countering him difficult.

Tyson's single worst vulnerability wasn't a questionable chin or heart, but a tendency to lose focus and concentration and to forego discipline mid-fight when things didn't go his way. He'd stop bobbing and weaving and didn't keep the gloves up high around his chin consistently. Tyson wasn't very good at evading punches with head movement or foot movement, so once he let down on his focus he was vulnerable to the kind of attack Spinks excelled at.

But not a Spinks at heavyweight who was scared shitless of Tyson and glad to be outta there ASAP.
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:59 AM   #11
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He would have dominated at cruiserweight.
I think he could have got down to 200lb if he tried his best.



To start of with, he would need to get down to 190....

And sure yes he would of been good there, and when he retired, he could talk about how he kicked Carles DeLeon's, Masmillo Duran's, James Warring's and Taoufik Belbouli's arses.

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Old 08-09-2007, 03:01 AM   #12
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you should be for a statement like that!
No, he was spot on, Spinks would be able to beat anyone at 175lbs with a few exceptions. A 40lbs too light Tyson would not be an exception.

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Old 08-09-2007, 03:23 AM   #13
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Out of my own curiosity, if you're taking a hypothetical look at somebody and reducing his weight by apx 20% or so, wouldn't one have to do the same with his height to keep the proportions of his body type, and if so, wouldn't that make Tyson's light heavyweight height somewhere in the 4'6" range or something very close to that?
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:09 AM   #14
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What a dumb ****in thread.
says that man that did "wlad would decisivey beat ali"
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