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Old 04-27-2012, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default James Tillis/Muhammad Ali - Similarities?

I just watched Tillis vs. Tyson and was noticing similarities in Tillis/Ali styles.

Tillis obviously studied Ali's mobility as you can see him "dancing" and snapping the jab, very similar to Ali (but without the amazing hand speed).

Obviously, both trained with Dundee, so I'm sure that is part of the equation.

What are your thoughts?
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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Tillis was slightly better.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:36 PM   #3
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Tillis was slightly better.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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Both had strong jabs, of course James not on the level of Muhammad.Tillis also was a decent mover with good speed and a decent punch, again not on Ali's level.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
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Tillis was slightly better.
Slightly better? Come on, Tillis deserves better than that!
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:39 PM   #6
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Default Re: James Tillis/Muhammad Ali - Similarities?

Both were heavyweights.

Both were American.

Two legs each.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:57 AM   #7
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Both were heavyweights.

Both were American.

Two legs each.
Both were Black.

Had a nose.

Pair of ears.

Some hair.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:14 AM   #8
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Default Re: James Tillis/Muhammad Ali - Similarities?

don't laugh too much, but i always thought he was the closest clue to how a prime tyson vs a 1970's ali would have gone.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:16 PM   #9
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someone actually made a prety interesting video explaining why ali would beat tyson using footage from tyson/tillis
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:43 PM   #10
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i'd like to see that video
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:11 PM   #11
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Same here.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:30 PM   #12
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someone actually made a prety interesting video explaining why ali would beat tyson using footage from tyson/tillis
it fukking re**** made gay video did i saw tyson never had did been distance b4 n james tillis 0nly won 2 rounds relly proper judge bt hometown 2 judges giftd tillis gift rounds try 2 rob mike tyson 4 brdies
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James Movement was probably best seen in the Weaver and Shavers fights, after that the thomas defeat and witherspoon 1st round blow-out sent James to `Trialhorseville, he seemed happy to just drift along, and into the heavyweight sideings,
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it fukking re**** made gay video did i saw tyson never had did been distance b4 n james tillis 0nly won 2 rounds relly proper judge bt hometown 2 judges giftd tillis gift rounds try 2 rob mike tyson 4 brdies
ummm...que?
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:16 PM   #15
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it fukking re**** made gay video did i saw tyson never had did been distance b4 n james tillis 0nly won 2 rounds relly proper judge bt hometown 2 judges giftd tillis gift rounds try 2 rob mike tyson 4 brdies
as the actress said to the bishop......come again
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