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Old 02-05-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default Tyson Punching Holes in wall before Spinks

Why would he do this? Emotion shouldn't be apart of fighting he didnt seem extremley angry when he was out there or anything atleast didnt seem like he was punching holes in the wall before he went out

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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Pretty much common knowledge at this point. What is your question exactly?
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
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Pretty much common knowledge at this point. What is your question exactly?
Why the hell would he be punching holes in the wall before a fight...
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:48 PM   #5
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Seems like bullshit lore to me. Pro figher wouldnt be risking his hands PRIOR to getting paid, people.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:50 PM   #6
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Seems like bullshit lore to me. Pro figher wouldnt be risking his hands PRIOR to getting paid, people.
Well why would one of Spink's people tell the story then? He ha nothing to gain by it, that was what i was thinking though why would he risk hand injury right before the biggest fight he was supposed to have, but then why would a guy who's in the other guys corner make up such a story..
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:54 PM   #7
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Well why would one of Spink's people tell the story then? He ha nothing to gain by it, that was what i was thinking though why would he risk hand injury right before the biggest fight he was supposed to have, but then why would a guy who's in the other guys corner make up such a story..
We're a pretty theatrical bunch in this business.

Tyson wasn't QUITE a circus yet. I can't be asked to believe that his people would allow him to literally jeopardize millions of dollars prior to a ring entrance.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:06 PM   #8
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It was Butch Lewis the one who said that.....I think itīs bullshit too.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:09 PM   #9
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It was Butch Lewis the one who said that.....I think itīs bullshit too.
I kinda don't believe it but i just don't understand what Butch Lewis gained by saying it it would just make Tyson seem more intimidating to us now when we hear the story why would he want that i thought he would want to talk up his fighter
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I kinda don't believe it but i just don't understand what Butch Lewis gained by saying it it would just make Tyson seem more intimidating to us now when we hear the story why would he want that i thought he would want to talk up his fighter
Probably Tyson was soing something like that but Butch Lewis always seemed a guy that liked to dramatize things a lot.....he probably exagerated what happened, thatīs all imo.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:31 PM   #11
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I could see him being nervous or anxious and punching walls with his gloves on once or twice, and the story getting embellished.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:12 PM   #12
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Why the hell would he be punching holes in the wall before a fight...
ESB's Classic section is rapidly dropping its aggregate IQ of late.

Only reason a fighter would punch a wall, and there's a certain way to do it so as not to damage your hands, is to break up the padding in the gloves.

Often fighters will get a corner man to tread and stomp on the knuckle part of the gloves for the same reason, or give them to someone to bash away with on a solid corner or pillar for a while. The idea is that if 6 or 8 oz gloves have the paddign broken down then the knuckle/wrap is better placed for impact.

Its a bit redudant imo, being hit by Tyson in 8oz gloves is good enough, but thats the idea.

Butch Lewis would have just gone in to Tyson's corner to check the gloves pre-bout and seen Tyson whaling away on a wall to aid this, and probably exaggerated the story over time. If the wall was plaster the'red be no point in punching holes in walls, as that would only daamge the wall and not the gloves.

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:19 PM   #13
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Seems like bullshit lore to me. Pro figher wouldnt be risking his hands PRIOR to getting paid, people.
I agree, especially not before his biggest payday up until that point. I'd believe if Tyson was banging his gloves together loudly and Spinks overheard a thud or two from it, but even that's a bit of a stretch.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:23 PM   #14
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I believe it. It also goes to show why Spinks look terrified (Not that holes being punched in would be needed). Butch Lewis might be exaggerating, but apparently he was being really fussy with the gloves or something and ended up annoying Tyson so bad he punched a hole into the other dressing room. This is what he claims. It's not as if it was premeditated. It was a spur of the moment thing if it did happen, so it's not like Tyson was thinking about protecting his hands or that his team would've had time to stop him from doing something so spontaneous. Tyson did a lot of erratic things in the spur of the moment. This seems hardly far-fetched considering his other instances. Crashing cars into trees, getting into a street-fight with Mitch Green, biting Lewis leg, Holyfield's ear, trying to break Botha's arm, etc. It's not like we're talking about the most forward thinking person, at least not at that juncture of his life.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:30 PM   #15
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The fact that it came from Lewis makes it questionable imo. Not saying its impossible though.
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