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View Poll Results: Who wins?
Tyson by KO/TKO 28 71.79%
Tyson by decision 1 2.56%
Draw 0 0%
Ruiz by KO/TKO 3 7.69%
Ruiz by decision 7 17.95%
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default Mike Tyson vs. John Ruiz in 2002

Is Tyson past it enough that in 2002 that you would favor the Ruiz that beat Kirk Johnson over him?
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
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Tyson would beat Ruiz in his sleep, even this Tyson. You cant beat Tyson with a slow jab and grab
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:11 PM   #3
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Tyson still had enough left in 2002 to, to get the KO versus Ruiz, in my opinion. And that is saying something as Ruiz is probably the most underrated heavyweight of the era. Boring as piss, but good and underrated.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:12 PM   #4
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Probably. This could be Tyson Botha all over again with Ruiz being far more careful than Botha was and making it to an ugly decision, or Tyson by late round KO.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:28 PM   #5
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Default Re: Mike Tyson vs. John Ruiz in 2002

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Is Tyson past it enough that in 2002 that you would favor the Ruiz that beat Kirk Johnson over him?
Ruiz did not beat kirk johnson. cortez simply cared more for ruiz' family.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:33 PM   #6
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Ruiz did not beat kirk johnson. cortez simply cared more for ruiz' family.
Ruiz was very close to knocking Johnson out. He was a frustrated mess.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:24 PM   #7
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I'd rather this was the 2003 Tyson who was in decent shape for his age, but the 2002 version still stops Ruiz in my book.
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:31 PM   #8
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Ruiz did not beat kirk johnson. cortez simply cared more for ruiz' family.
Agreed!

Ruiz spent more time ballet dancing in the ring on his toes to make Johnson's body punches look like low blows. I've never seen a fighter rise on his toes to fool the ref into false low blows until I watched Ruiz. Kinda wish this fight would have happened because Tyson would have probably retired the Ruiz disease, permanently.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:18 PM   #9
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Ruiz decision.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:38 PM   #10
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If Tyson didn't have him out of there inside 5 rounds i could see Ruiz finding a way to frustrate him and nick a controversial decision.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:16 PM   #11
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Tyson late KO. Power was still there and he had the perfect style to beat him.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:55 PM   #12
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If Tyson didn't have him out of there inside 5 rounds i could see Ruiz finding a way to frustrate him and nick a controversial decision.
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:05 PM   #13
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just the type of fight Ruiz would hate. A guy who is not going to fight any other fight but his own. Ruiz couldn't make him fight his fight, that is why he would lose it.
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:08 PM   #14
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I remember seeing Johnny going down 2 times vs Golota and stopped in 1 by Tua, one was older the other version younger, both get KO'd by Tyson
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:33 PM   #15
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Tyson should win this, but it's hard to call him a lock against any warm body post 2001.
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