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Old 01-19-2011, 07:27 AM   #1
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Default Tyson v Spinks - Who was THE champ....?

Prior to these two meeting in 1988,if a gun was put to our heads,who would we have said the defending title holder was ? Spinks was the linear champ. The man who beat the man. To counter that,Tyson held the WBC,WBA and IBF belts,and had beaten more contenders than Spinks had during the previous two years. One one hand,traditionaly a champion can only lose his title in the ring. On the other though,Spinks had vacated the IBF bauble,in order to avoid Tony Tucker and have an easier,but more financially lucrative bout with Gerry Cooney. Thoughts ?
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LOL, Spinks!
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:32 AM   #3
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This topic was done to death very recently in a thread titled "who was the youngest heavyweight champion - Tyson or Patterson ?", or something like that.

Done to death, absolutely fried.

Anyway, I said Spinks.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:34 AM   #4
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This topic was done to death very recently in a thread titled "who was the youngest heavyweight champion - Tyson or Patterson ?", or something like that.

Done to death, absolutely fried.

Anyway, I said Spinks.
I recall seeing the thread,but never got around to reading it. Cheers !
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:46 AM   #5
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I recall seeing the thread,but never got around to reading it. Cheers !
I envy you...it got very messy in that thread. It was like a combination of the end of True Romance and a sumo orgy in a mosh pit. That's how messy and chaotic it got. Songs will be sung about the insanity of that thread. SONGS.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:50 AM   #6
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I envy you...it got very messy in that thread. It was like a combination of the end of True Romance and a sumo orgy in a mosh pit. That's how messy and chaotic it got. Songs will be sung about the insanity of that thread. SONGS.
I concur. After reading it all i felt like id taken a pot of magic mushroom tea
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:54 AM   #7
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I say Tyson its up to spinks if he vacated his crown at the end of the day tyson unified the 3 titles then laid spinks out so it doesnt really matter.
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so it doesnt really matter.
I disagree, if it doesn't really matter, then why bother with having boxing world titles?
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:56 AM   #9
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Spinks was the linlal champ and Tysonwas the true champion of the HW's. Spinks lost his claim when he signed to fight Cooney far as I'm concerned
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:57 AM   #10
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p.s. Spinks didn't lose his claim through no fault of his own. He decided to throw it in the bin
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:58 AM   #11
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Spinks was the linlal champ and Tysonwas the true champion of the HW's. Spinks lost his claim when he signed to fight Cooney far as I'm concerned
That makes sense,Bollox. If Spinks had been stripped,on the other hand,he'd have been THE man.
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Spinks was the linlal champ and Tysonwas the true champion of the HW's. Spinks lost his claim when he signed to fight Cooney far as I'm concerned
You say in the first line Spinks was champ, then you say he lost his claim fighting Cooney...

And how by the rules of lineage did Spinks lose his claim?
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He threw his mythical title away by taking the Cooney fight purely for the $$$
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That makes sense,Bollox. If Spinks had been stripped,on the other hand,he'd have been THE man.
Stripped of what? And by whom?
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He threw his mythical title away by taking the Cooney fight purely for the $$$
It is the lineage title, you lose it if you retire or lose a bout. Spinks did neither.

Common sense dictated that Spinks was going to make more money fighting a Gerry Cooney rather than Tony Tucker, and it would probably of been an easier fight. That is a win/win situation.
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