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Old 08-30-2007, 07:36 AM   #31
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Yeah, Louis was a subtle pressure guy while Marciano's was glaringly obvious. I don't think Louis would be able to do anything approaching his best with Marciano stalking him around.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:46 AM   #32
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After Larry fought Tyson, Tyson said "If Holmes was at his best, I wouldn't stand a chance"
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:06 AM   #33
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After Larry fought Tyson, Tyson said "If Holmes was at his best, I wouldn't stand a chance"
Mike was just being very modest. Lets face it he has never been known for his honesty.

"I didn't rape her"

"I broke my back"
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:09 AM   #34
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Mike was just being very modest. Lets face it he has never been known for his honesty.

Yup, he's a lieing scum bag, but, in this situation, he happens to be partialy right, he does have a chance against a prime Larry, just it is very high.
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:10 AM   #35
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Yup, he's a lieing scum bag, but, in this situation, he happens to be partialy right, he does have a chance against a prime Larry, just it is very high.
How do you see the fight unfolding?
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:17 AM   #36
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How do you see the fight unfolding?

Tyson coming out with bad intentions in the first 4-5 rounds (like usual). Larry keeping away with his great foot work (something he didn't have in their fight), and flicking his jab in Tyson face. Then around the 6th round or so starting to take over landing his cross and uppercuts. Tyson gets cut and swollen and loses his will to fight. In the 12th round does something really stupid and gets a point or two taken away. Then, in the championship rounds Larry reallly starts to pound Tyson. Mike stands his ground, but is only eating leather. The ref stops it. Or Larry wins a ud 15.
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:19 AM   #37
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I know about Louis saying he would have never beaten Marciano but I read somewhere Marciano saying the same thing stating he would never beat a prime Louis. I'll try to look for it.

Also Moore was convinced a prime Charles would have beaten Marciano it's in my sig.
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:26 AM   #38
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Tyson coming out with bad intentions in the first 4-5 rounds (like usual). Larry keeping away with his great foot work (something he didn't have in their fight), and flicking his jab in Tyson face. Then around the 6th round or so starting to take over landing his cross and uppercuts. Tyson gets cut and swollen and loses his will to fight. In the 12th round does something really stupid and gets a point or two taken away. Then, in the championship rounds Larry reallly starts to pound Tyson. Mike stands his ground, but is only eating leather. The ref stops it. Or Larry wins a ud 15.
Fair enough, I would have to disagree, but thanks for your prediction, appreciated.
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:59 AM   #39
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Tyson admitted in the post fight interview he could of never of beaten Lewis.
Yeah and all of that talk, no matter who it's from is total bullspit, and you know not to believe it. None of these men would be the true competitors in this sport with a defeatist attitude like that. Playing head games that's all. Every one of them believes he can beat the other guy. They wouldn't be professional prize fighters if they didn't. Maybe deep down before the bell, inthe ring before the actual fight, you know, the moment of truth, they may feel down in their bones that they can't defeat a particular guy, but they would never, ever say that in words.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:25 PM   #40
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Yeah and all of that talk, no matter who it's from is total bullspit, and you know not to believe it. None of these men would be the true competitors in this sport with a defeatist attitude like that. Playing head games that's all. Every one of them believes he can beat the other guy. They wouldn't be professional prize fighters if they didn't. Maybe deep down before the bell, inthe ring before the actual fight, you know, the moment of truth, they may feel down in their bones that they can't defeat a particular guy, but they would never, ever say that in words.
We are talking post fight; and there is a tradition in boxing of fighters being very classy in post fight talk...

You rob Tyson of this, you rob him one of the few positive things the man has done for boxing post Spinks...
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:42 PM   #41
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Tyson meant that in his current condition and state that he could never beat Lewis. The two of them sparred together back around 85' and it was a competitive bout with Tyson beating him up the first half and Lewis coming back the second. A Tyson of 87'/88' would murder Lewis in my opinion, but this has been argued too much already.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:00 PM   #42
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Tyson meant that in his current condition and state that he could never beat Lewis. The two of them sparred together back around 85' and it was a competitive bout with Tyson beating him up the first half and Lewis coming back the second. A Tyson of 87'/88' would murder Lewis in my opinion, but this has been argued too much already.
Lewis was an amateur in 1985 and in 1987/88, of course Tyson should of handled him in them years...
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:35 PM   #43
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Look it. None of those guys really believe that in their hearts. They all think they could have beaten everyone. They are just being humble because humility goes a long way with fans and the press. Deep down they think otherwise, I really believe that. All champions have big egos and think they can beat whomever. That's what made them champions.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:43 PM   #44
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Tyson meant that in his current condition and state that he could never beat Lewis.
Yeah, that's how I understood it.

Also, he knew Lewis and other interested parties would try to pressure him into a second fight (as had been agreed) and Tyson didn't want to get beat up again or fool anyone about his chances.

I think Lewis did sue Tyson eventually for not agreeing to get beaten up a second time. Business is business, I guess. Always seemed like a silly and bizarre contract anyway, but Tyson was the ultimate cash cow and gravy train for everyone so that explains it.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:20 PM   #45
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But he didn't just say it once, it was something he repeated a couple of times to my knowledge.
Makes you think though that Louis was convinced he'd beat Ali, because he always said he could.
Louis and Marciano could both have beaten Ali.

1. Louis
2. Marciano
3. Ali

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