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Old 06-05-2014, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default For all you haters who say Tyson had trouble with taller guys.

[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] _____CARL WILLIAMS 6'4" 85 INCH REACH! WENT 15 ROUNDS WITH LARRY HOLMES.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:18 PM   #2
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Somebody put big money on the under or a Tyson KO1. Kinda like the McNeely fight.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:25 AM   #3
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And a lot of tall guys obviously have trouble with shorter guys, because a lot of tall guys lost to Mike Tyson.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:45 AM   #4
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It's about the motion in the ocean.
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:20 AM   #5
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Well no, there is a minimum height under which HWs will not be dominant, & that is ~ 5' 9". Same Langford was the only exception, but he had long arms & fought in a shorter era.
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[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] _____CARL WILLIAMS 6'4" 85 INCH REACH! WENT 15 ROUNDS WITH LARRY HOLMES.
Did he fight any shorter ones?
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:54 AM   #7
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It is possible that one day there will be a 5"7 heavyweight that becomes a champion. It is just increasingly unlikely the smaller you get, and as Entaowed says in the entire history of the sport it hasn't happened.

This hypothetical heavyweight would have to have long arms for his weight, be a speed demon and monstrously strong. He would also be better if he was five inches taller, but it could happen.
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Well no, there is a minimum height under which HWs will not be dominant, & that is ~ 5' 9". Same Langford was the only exception, but he had long arms & fought in a shorter era.
Tommy Burns was pretty dominant 11 successful defences over 2 years, he was 5'7".

Of course had he met Johnson in his first defence things would have been different.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:37 AM   #9
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Tyson was always gonna struggle with a tall guy who stood up straight didnt lean into him and backed him up....being tall is one thing..having the right mindset is another...
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:15 AM   #10
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Tyson was nothing but a tomato can crusher.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:24 AM   #11
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Tyson was always gonna struggle with a tall guy who stood up straight didnt lean into him and backed him up....being tall is one thing..having the right mindset is another...
It's not the size so much but the right combination of qualities. Holyfield was smaller than most of Tyson's opponents but gave Tyson fits. Even little Buster Mathis did, for a little while anyway.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:50 AM   #12
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Tyson was nothing but a tomato can crusher.



What is with all the Foreman usernams all of a sudden?

All say pretty much the same thing.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:00 PM   #13
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It is possible that one day there will be a 5"7 heavyweight that becomes a champion. It is just increasingly unlikely the smaller you get, and as Entaowed says in the entire history of the sport it hasn't happened.

This hypothetical heavyweight would have to have long arms for his weight, be a speed demon and monstrously strong. He would also be better if he was five inches taller, but it could happen.
i think being monstrously strong helps any heavy weight i.e. 6'5" tyrell biggs. long arms? i do not know,tyson and marciano 5'10" and under,actually had short arms, even for their heights.and only tyson was fast,burns(i think),bonavena,marciano,cooper,norris,not as fast(but successful,norris fought from the outside with little power! i think to be 5'7" and not be a fat bastard is the key.i think qawi had a chance,he fought foreman at 222lb but if he trimmed the fat and came in at 200lb and was a bit younger he would have beaten a lot of heavies.just my opinion.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:03 PM   #14
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Tyson was always gonna struggle with a tall guy who stood up straight didnt lean into him and backed him up....being tall is one thing..having the right mindset is another...
i disagree,i think tyson)in his prime) had little trouble slipping the jab and getting inside,plus great torso movement.he had more trouble with holders and guys who did not want to fight.like holmes and smith.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:08 PM   #15
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Tyson was nothing but a tomato can crusher.
you can saythe same of Ali, Holmes and Foreman.TYSON FOUGHT BIG STRONG,MURDEROUS PUNCHERS LIKE BRUNO AND RUDDOCK TWICE(I FEEL RUDDOCK WAS FOREMANS'S EQUAL IN STRENGTH AND SIZE) AND THAT "HYBRID" PUNCH WAS DEADLY.TALL,GAME GOOD BOXERS,BIGGS,WILLIAMS,TUCKER.CRAFTY VETERANS AND FORMER CHAMPS,THOMAS,HOLMES,TUBBS,BERBICK,SPINKS, WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?
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