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Old 09-21-2009, 02:15 PM   #16
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Interesting matchup but Spinks wins this by a wide gap dec. I like John Conteh alot but Michael Spinks @ 175 was legendary.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:54 PM   #17
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In virtually ever deparment spinks is the better fighter. better skills, bigger puncher, better boxing brain, and just the overall better fighter
You obviously have never watched much of either fighter. Spinks was a bigger puncher, that's about it. He wasn't far behind in many key categories, but his power and crafty punching techniques are what give him a major chance in this fight and pretty much any other at LHW. Conteh was surely a more skilled and versatile boxer, though. Among the best I've ever seen at LHW in that regard.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:42 PM   #18
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Conteh may have been more fluid, and I think he would have gotten off to a good start. But Spinks' jab abilty to avoid getting caught with anything more than one shot at a time would enable him to stay in the fight, until such time as he began find the range with right hand. Once that happened, I could see a situation where he scored a couple of late knockdowns, and that would have made the difference in the end in terms of the scorecards.

Spinks UD
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:50 PM   #19
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BoxingGloves 1 or whatever the Hell your name is, you have no f'n clue
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:48 PM   #20
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BoxingGloves 1 or whatever the Hell your name is, you have no f'n clue
after seeing what you look like, i wound't like to fight you on the street. you just look like a fighter, you must of easy had over 50 amature bouts.

How many fights u had 50, 100, etc?
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:20 PM   #21
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after seeing what you look like, i wound't like to fight you on the street. you just look like a fighter, you must of easy had over 50 amature bouts.

How many fights u had 50, 100, etc?
I'm a skinny geek with glasses WTF you talkin about?
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:12 PM   #22
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Spinks way too strong and powerful for John Conteh........ Conteh was also as boring if not more so than Virgil Hill at 175, as well....


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LMAO at comparing Conteh to Hill.
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:49 AM   #23
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Spinks way too strong and powerful for John Conteh........ Conteh was also as boring if not more so than Virgil Hill at 175, as well....


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How can anyone find Conteh boring?
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:05 PM   #24
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Conteh was usually boring - boring in with his head !!!
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:36 PM   #25
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Conteh was usually boring - boring in with his head !!!
Right up there with Holyfield imo!
Laugh at some of these posters who think Spinks wins easy. This a really, really tough match for either man. And the poster who thinks Spinks had better skills! Conteh imo is the very definition of a classy boxer!
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:49 AM   #26
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i remember conteh at his peak,a beautiful boxer with a big punch in either hand,but he wouldn't beat spinx.spinx has got to be be in the top 3 off all time.i think conteh would get KO'D in this,the ***** in his armour was he didn't take a shot too well.
conteh boring ?? as statements go,its as stupid as you can get.
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:20 AM   #27
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I think, Conteh, that brief window Conteh, The Vicious Aggression, The Cobra'esque Head Movement, the Smooth Boxing Ability, and with TWO good hands, he could pull off what many might see as an upset, Mike sometimes had a war before he pulled the spinks Jinks out of the Hat, His win over the faded Yaqui Lopez looks great on Paper, but the Result does not spell out the Hell Yaqui gave him, Even Willie "The Bull" Taylor Gave Prospect Mike Stubbon resistence, Of Course Willie was instrumental in Johns initial career stall in Conteh Busting his right hand on Willies Tough Noggin in a non title fight (Willie also did this to Jesse Burnett, Some tough Noggin Willie had !) the fight that tips me an on form Contehs way Mikes Title defence against Cute Eddie Davis, Eddie was a good all round Pro Crafty Cagey and Cute, as Conteh could be, but without the prime Contehs Venom. The Decision in favour of Eddie was Close and some felt Eddie deserved the Nod, I think Conteh, Firing on all clylinders might just get it. ( with a bit of Conteh rough stuff assisting - so the Ref's lattiude might be crucial ?)
I agree with your take.

And stylewise, Spinks is much better when he gets to play the matador versus the bull type fights. Conteh could lead and was a real good counterpuncher which are completely different than the styles Spinks had to deal with up until that Davis fight. And he sure did get countered in that one.

This would be a boxing match and a legs bout. I think the footwork of Conteh is much better and quicker than the herky jerky then stop and plant to punch style Spinks used--mostly for retreating and taking breathers in there. That's another thing I'd favor Conteh with as well---he really did like to fight 3 minutes per round and Spinks sure did like a ton of breathers. There wouldn't be any breathers against Conteh and I think a prime Conteh outworks him. Come to think of it, I think a 74-76 Ahumada presents problems to Spinks as well.

Both guys are resilent enough to not get stopped, but I can see Conteh doing most of the work and getting the nod in a bout that would not exactly be a fan friendly type encounter.
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:50 PM   #28
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Spinks way too strong and powerful for John Conteh........ Conteh was also as boring if not more so than Virgil Hill at 175, as well....


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Conteh was boring? Are you pissed?
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:56 PM   #29
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The more I see of Conteh, the more I appreciate his style and skills. I think in a 12 rounder, he might have the fluidity and jab to get a decision over Spinks. But Michael has the power to change a fight with one punch though, the tables could turn on Conteh very quickly.
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:47 PM   #30
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Spinks by a UD, Conteh may hit the floor but Spinks dominates and hurt John a few times but John makes it interesting and competitive
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