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Old 03-20-2012, 03:40 PM   #16
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Very good Shows how Tyson was a harder hitter than Holyfield,but not as tough.
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I think Prime Bowe and Old Foreman KO Mike.
Especially Old BIG George.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #17
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Tyson dominates KOs Cooper, Foreman and Holmes. The real question mark is Tyson-Bowe. Bowe has the chin, power, infighting and heart to make it a very interesting fight. I can't predict how it would go either
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:32 PM   #18
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Tyson dominates KOs Cooper, Foreman and Holmes. The real question mark is Tyson-Bowe. Bowe has the chin, power, infighting and heart to make it a very interesting fight. I can't predict how it would go either
This is the big question mark for me as well. I think a lot of people look at Bowe as a full time Tokyo Douglas, thus giving him the best odds for beating Tyson. I think Tyson still has enough left in '92 to take Bowe out even though he'll have to go through hell to do it.

I see Holyfield struggling with a few Tyson opponents. Larry Holmes, for one, was 4 years younger and didn't have the gut yet. Tucker, Spinks, Tubbs and even Bruno might give him problems. Maybe Truth Williams. Holy definitely has a tougher time than Tyson did.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #19
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I think the only question mark for Tyson would be Riddick Bowe. All the other opponents should be a Tyson win.

Holyfield probably has a few more question marks than Tyson in this scenario.
Tubbs, Spinks, Douglas (assuming 'Tokyo' version) and possibly Tucker are likely to give Evander trouble.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:04 PM   #20
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Pinklon Thomas, Bruno, Ruddock etc an Trouble Holyfield but
he hung with Bowe and holys chin and heart is legendary.
Which version of Tyson? 80's Tyson beats everyone including
Bowe. Against old Foreman Tyson would be smart with his defense
And land hooks and bodyshots. Foreman gets stopped on his feet.
Tyson split decision Bowe
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #21
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Talk of Tyson fighting Foreman happened in 1990 after Tyson was beaten by Douglas. Foreman banged the drum for the fight not long after he came back in 1987. I think Foreman would've knocked him out if they fought. A tough fight though as Tyson had a very good chin.
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Talk of Tyson fighting Foreman happened in 1990 after Tyson was beaten by Douglas. Foreman banged the drum for the fight not long after he came back in 1987. I think Foreman would've knocked him out if they fought. A tough fight though as Tyson had a very good chin.
Mitch Green called for a Tyson rematch and just about everybody else.

Foreman was offered the fight 3 separate times.

1st offer was in 1990 for $5 million. Foreman declined because he couldn't work out the terms with Don King.

2nd offer was in 1991 for $20 million. Foreman declined; he wanted a rematch with then champion Evander Holyfield.

3rd offer was in 1995 and the purse was for $80 million split. Foreman declined a third time claiming he won't take the fight if Don King is involved.


Tyson would have actually stopped Foreman if they fought anytime during Foreman's comeback.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:47 PM   #23
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i disagree i think bowes style is perfect for a prime tyson....and bowe never threw a straight right hand....always looped it/ and on the inside i know bowe is a great inside fighter for a big dude/ but tyson chops him down/bowes defence lacked and tyson in his prime was very hard to hit
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