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Old 11-12-2007, 03:57 PM   #1
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i've never seen this fight in its entirety and this maybe a dumb queston but was tyson's victory convincing? did he clearly win? i keep hearin about this fight but i keep thinkin to myself that the only reason its talked about is solely cuz he went the distance for the first time and simply did not knock out tillis, any thoughts?
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:01 PM   #2
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I cant recall the fight totally, but boxing misses Tyson for sure.
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:01 PM   #3
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Tyson handled Tillis pretty well. For a guy that did nothing but jab and grab for the distance, he did well...but I'm pretty sure Tyson outlanded him punch for punch, and Tyson's shots were almost all power shots.

He fought a decent survival fight, but nowhere near close enough to win. The only way Tillis "won" that fight was by not getting brutally demolished like Tyson's other opponents before that point
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:03 PM   #4
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Tillis was a veteran who knew what he was doing in the ring. He went into the ring purely (IMO) to survive, and from that point of view succeed. He did pose Tyson one or two problems, and I suspect Iron Mike learnt more in that fight than any other to that point in his career.

But as scoring goes, it was not close, Tyson won 8-2 (7-3, if you are being kind to Tillis).

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Old 11-12-2007, 09:25 PM   #5
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I scored it 8-2 Tyson. Although, Tillis did fool Tyson at some points. He set Tyson up with the jab, and did what he usually did to throw a jab, and he hit Tyson with a nice right lead. Other than little glimpses like that, Tyson pretty much dominated the entire fight.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:16 AM   #6
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A really nice learning experience for Tyson. Perfect opponent for that stage of his career.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:22 AM   #7
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8-2 is unfair to Tillis. After all, two judges scored it 6-4 and 'Quick' was hardly the draw. 6-3-1 is about right.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:47 AM   #8
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8-2 is unfair to Tillis. After all, two judges scored it 6-4 and 'Quick' was hardly the draw. 6-3-1 is about right.

Aye, that's about right. At least Tillis made a better fist of it than Tucker.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:25 AM   #9
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Aye, that's about right. At least Tillis made a better fist of it than Tucker.
NO!!!!!!

Tucker took four rounds off of Tyson and broke his hand allegedly in the first. TNT wasted his excellent talent for sure, but he deserve kudos for giving 1987/88 Tyson his hardest fight by some way.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:46 AM   #10
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Mike Tyson looked terrible. The round that Mike Tyson knocked down Tillis down, Tillis was wining that round. Tillis was the first fighter to lay the blue print on how to beat Mike Tyson. It was not a overly convincing win, but a win for Mike Tyson.

Watch the fight, and Tillis landed good uppercuts, and at times his Jab, neutralised Mike Tyson.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:47 AM   #11
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I had it 6-4 Tyson, I think 8-2 is much too unfair to Tillis and I've never agreed with that scorecard. He moved and jabbed well, locked up Mike on the inside (and Mike was way passive as well, not the first time) and made things difficult.

But Tyson did deserve the nod, in particular he fought hard in the 10th to secure it (plus he had that KD). In point terms, I would've had it 96-93 Tyson.

If Mike had been busier on the inside, he might've been able to force a stoppage. But he wasn't, so...
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:25 PM   #12
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As others said, it was a good learning experience for a young Mike. For whatever reason, he was a bit reserved and withdrawn in this bout, not letting his hands go as much as he usually did. Tills, to his credit, was landing some jabs and straight right hands that seemed to go totally unnoticed by the commentators. I didn't score the fight myself, but it was a definite win for Mike, though not a landslide victory by any means.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:56 PM   #13
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For whatever reason, a lot of people forget that Tyson was only 19 years old in that fight, whereas Tillis was about 28, and had faced many of the division's top fighters. It should not be surprising to anyone that this fight went the distance, despite how average of a fighter James Tillis might have been.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:28 PM   #14
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Mike Tyson looked terrible. The round that Mike Tyson knocked down Tillis down, Tillis was wining that round. Tillis was the first fighter to lay the blue print on how to beat Mike Tyson. It was not a overly convincing win, but a win for Mike Tyson.

Watch the fight, and Tillis landed good uppercuts, and at times his Jab, neutralised Mike Tyson.
This best sums it up. Tyson won, but did not look good. 6-4 for Tyson is a good score.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:58 PM   #15
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tony tucker won 2 of the first 3 rounds and by the fifth was in survival mode. tillis did better
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