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Old 12-23-2010, 05:02 PM   #16
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:08 PM   #17
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:12 PM   #18
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Tyson Prime VS Lewis Prime
This is a hard one and one that could go either way!
Tyson in his prime, the early 80s could have ko many top fighters but lewis in his prime had the style to cope with tyson and outbox as he done when they did fight.
It would either be Tyson by Ko inside 2 rounds, or lewis by a ko around round 7-10
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:19 PM   #19
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Lewis beats any version of Tyson, he had the physical strength to push Tyson back and not allow himself to be bullied around the ring plus a great jab and uppercut which both gave Tyson problems. The first few rounds would see a few hairy moments for Lewis though, and providing he gets through them I reckon he'd wear Tyson down and stop him around 9,10,11 or 12
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:25 PM   #20
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Tyson would never, ever, ever beaten any version of Lewis or Holyfield. They were on a different level.
It took only one punch from Rahman or McCall to get Lewis KO'd, Briggs had him in trouble and Mercer took him to the limits... and yet you give Tyson no chance at all? It is simply not fair.

Holyfield would be much tougher fight IMO and I would also favour Holy over Tyson any time, but still, I would give Mike serious chance against younger version of Holyfield (Bowe I and before), when he was happy to go into exchanges and spend too much energy in the ring.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:48 PM   #21
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Well Tyson lost he's stamina completely when he came back out of prison, I don't think alot of people realise that, after a few rounds he was gassed and just quit. If you watch the 1st round of Tyson-Lewis, and see a slower 10 years removed from he's prime shadow of Tyson landing big punches and closing the gap well enough to win the round, then imagine a prime Tyson nver showing signs of fatigue (basically he could do what he did in round 1 of their fight ten times better and for 12 rounds) then id have to say Tyson wins this fight.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:48 PM   #22
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It took only one punch from Rahman or McCall to get Lewis KO'd, Briggs had him in trouble and Mercer took him to the limits... and yet you give Tyson no chance at all? It is simply not fair.
You could add Bruno as well to that list. He was totally dominating Lewis.

Also factor in that prime Tyson had the second fastest hands in heavyweight history (recorded as 0.01 sec slower than Ali - source is documentary called 'The 5 laws of Muhammad Ali'), amazing head movement, explosiveness, great chin.

Even Ali said that Tyson would win if Ali and Tyson had fought each other (said on the Arsenio Hall show back in the late 80s).
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:53 PM   #23
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Tyson would get jabbed to death and possibly even stopped, whenever Tyson got up close he would just be tied up or hit with that monster Lewis uppercut.

At the same time it would be stupid to say that lewis wouldnt get rocked in the early rounds but his physical strength and size would allow him to tie Tyson up with relative ease.

People get so caught up with Tysons speed and power they forget that at the end of the day, he is tailor made for a fighter like lewis.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:01 PM   #24
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People seem to be underestimating Tyson here, which you just DO NOT do.

This guy in his prime had the heart and power of not one but FOUR hungry lions.

The idea that this will be an easy fight is just plain retarded.
Yeah, but focused Lewis is unbeaten.

He also plays chess.

Tyson does not play chess.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:06 PM   #25
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Tyson Prime VS Lewis Prime
This is a hard one and one that could go either way!
Tyson in his prime, the early 80s could have ko many top fighters but lewis in his prime had the style to cope with tyson and outbox as he done when they did fight.
It would either be Tyson by Ko inside 2 rounds, or lewis by a ko around round 7-10
This is a good assessment.

It's a hard one to call - I'd lean slightly towards Lewis.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:10 PM   #26
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if Tua, Holyfield couldn't beat Lewis inside, neither can Tyson...

Tysons level stops at bum beater...
Holyfield was old as shit and wasn't an inside fighter. Tua was overrated. Styles make fights. Tyson has the style to give Lewis a lot of problems. Look at round 1 of Tyson - Lewis. An old, fat shot Tyson made Lewis scramble around the ring like a scared deer. Lewis would have to Keep Tyson off of him to beat him and that was next to impossible with a young , prime Tyson. He had great head movement, and more importantly he was fast as hell. He was very hard to time to with clean punches. Tyson also had an iron chin. Lewis would have to batter him to get him out of there, and Tyson would only need one clean shot to shake Lewis up.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:21 PM   #27
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I've recently changed my opinion about this and now I'm leaning towards Tyson by ko.

Mercer was able to get inside Lewis surprisingly easy. I think a young Tyson, with his speed and head-movement, would too. Lewis' chin is underrated but I don't think he can stand up to a furious body and head assualt that Tyson could unleash on him.
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:09 AM   #28
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Lewis easily. Tyson the most overrated fighter of all time. Never beat anyone worth a shit. Knocked out by numerous tomato cans.
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Old 12-24-2010, 05:10 AM   #29
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Lewis, easy.

Tyson, even in his prime, was little more than a jumped up bum.
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Old 12-24-2010, 05:13 AM   #30
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Boxing fans can't predict real fights, yet are so certain with fantasy fights

As Mike would say, unless it actually happens, you never ever know.
So true

I think i will go with the classic one. If Lewis survives the first 4 rounds, Tyson is doomed!
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