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Joe Louis 52 35.86%
mike tyson 84 57.93%
draw 0 0%
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default Joe Louis vs Mike Tyson

Who wins it and why?
I personally can't pick a winner on this one. Joe louis has the tools, hand speed, and power to pull off a win, but I still think of how many times he's been floored. mike Tyson would be a favorite if I HAD to pick somebody. he has all the power to shatter Joe louis's chin, which would probably be the biggest factor in this fight. if Joe louis was more mobile and had a better chin, he wouldve been unbeatable.
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
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tyson by way of massacre .
louis can't run , can't hide , can't take tyson's punches , and after all of this , tyson has got the better chin of the two . tyson would not have been hurt by billy conn. neither by schmelling. neither even by walcott.
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:52 PM   #3
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Intresting match up. I have trubble with this one as well. I think it will start slow. I think Tyson is counter puncher ducking under the punches of his opoents to land shots of his own. I think because of this Louis is not going to let his hands go but pick his spots. Louis enjoys a good reach advantage and I expect him to stay on the outside. I think the pace will pick up as the bout progresses but knowing that Tyson can ko him, Louis will not press the acation as much as we might expect. Louis dose also have one punch power but I think Tyson has the better chin and would win if they were to go toe to toe. However I don't think Louis who is a better boxer than Tyson will let that happen. Louis by decision.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:01 PM   #4
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For me, this is one of the cases where I think about Tyson's overall career accomplishment not being phenomenal, yet he gives many ATG's nightmares.

I think this is a bad match-up for Joe. He would be overwhelmed.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:07 PM   #5
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If this fight was happening tomorrow I would want my money on Louis.

I would of course feel a little uneasy around now.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:35 PM   #6
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Default Re: Joe Louis vs Mike Tyson

lol

I say Louis by KO easily.

Louis has an incredible chin as well. I see the ending of Tyson vs Louis similar to the ending of Baer Louis. At one point in the fight, Tyson is gonna throw a flurry, and Louis will take a few of the punches, but he will connect that one hook.

You know that one hook that makes his opposition just.....'stop'..... in his tracks.

Its unbelievable the way Louis hit. I think he would be much too powerful and skillful for Tyson.

I would really really love to see the matchup though, so nice thread.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:37 PM   #7
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Louis doesn't have the size nor power to grab and hold Tyson down. No chance for him.

Tyson by mid round KO.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:53 PM   #8
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Louis would KO Tyson...I would bet on that
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:12 PM   #9
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Louis, definitely.

Tyson would walk straight in to his jabs and one-twos. And get knocked out.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:13 PM   #10
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Louis, definitely.

Tyson would walk straight in to his jabs and one-twos. And get knocked out.
Because tyson wasn't at all known for his phenominal speed, reflexes and head movement.

****ing dullard.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:29 PM   #11
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Because tyson wasn't at all known for his phenominal speed, reflexes and head movement.

****ing dullard.
Still

A lot of Tysons opponents, even the ones he knocked out in the first round, landed at least one jab on him.

None of them possessed the jab power that Louis had.

Thats all...
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:48 PM   #12
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I think Mike would knock Louis out early. If Joe somehow managed to make it to the 6th round or so I think his punches would start to bust Mike up and probably lead to a stoppage, but I think Mike's left hook would keep getting Louis, who tended to get caught with left hooks.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:23 PM   #13
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I think Mike would knock Louis out early. If Joe somehow managed to make it to the 6th round or so I think his punches would start to bust Mike up and probably lead to a stoppage, but I think Mike's left hook would keep getting Louis, who tended to get caught with left hooks.
This is how I have always viewed this particular scenario as well... Joe louis had the right skills and physical tools to beat Tyson, but the problem is that he'd have to survive a brutal hurricane early before the other guy's flaws would start to work in his favor... Of all the fast starting punchers in heavyweight history, I don't think any were as effective as Tyson in the early rounds of a fight.. This was where Louis was most vulnerable as seen against many of the opponents who decked him early on... The difference between Jim Braddock, Max Schmeling, Joe Walcott, Tony Galento and Buddy Baer, is that once Tyson had him in trouble, he would have likely finished him, whereas those other men could not. That said, if Joe survives the first 5 or 6 rounds, or catches Tyson on an off night, he might very well have broken him down and stopped him late...

Its not a forgone conclusion either way, but lets just say, it would probably be Louis's most dangerous proposition..
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:47 PM   #14
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im actually not sure.. Joe Louis is nearly a perfect heavyweight and I have no doubt that his punches would find home. he was so accurate and powerful. mike's chin wasn't granite either and with joe's accuracy I wouldn't be suprised if Joe had him on thr canvas as well. all of his shots in his prime found their target eventually.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:23 PM   #15
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im actually not sure.. Joe Louis is nearly a perfect heavyweight and I have no doubt that his punches would find home. he was so accurate and powerful. mike's chin wasn't granite either and with joe's accuracy I wouldn't be suprised if Joe had him on thr canvas as well. all of his shots in his prime found their target eventually.
Really? He ate monster shots for many rounds in every fight he was stopped (bar the last two joke fights)
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