1988 Mike Tyson vs 1940 Joe Louis

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Who wins and how

  1. Tyson KO

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  2. Tyson TKO

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  3. Tyson UD

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  4. Tyson SD

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  5. Draw

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  6. Louis KO

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  7. Louis TKO

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  8. Louis UD

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  9. Louis SD

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  10. ARE YOU KIDDING?? WE ALL KNOW WHO WINS THIS.....

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta We Do Chicken Right!! Full Member

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    The Tyson of June 30, 1988 fights a prime version of Joe Louis. Could Louis turn the trick against ths force of nature or would he go the way of Michael Spinks?
     
  2. Richard M Murrieta

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  3. The Morlocks

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    LOUIS BY 2ND ROUND KO IN A SLUGFEST.
     
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  4. The Morlocks

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    Disgraceful pugulistic blasphemy.
     
  5. Frankus

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    I’ve gone with Tyson TKO mid rounds. Tyson was not only a roaring blaze of combination punching fury, he had superb defence and head movement unlike anything Joe had set foot in a ring with at that point in time.
     
  6. Fergy

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    I'm going Tyson by early ko. Can't see Joe escaping tbh.
     
  7. Charlietf

    Charlietf Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    Oh Tyson by ko. Styles makes fights man. Tyson had the perfect pack to stop Louis early. He was as fast or faster, hits probably harder or as hard at least,tyson had the much better chin and was as good in combinations and as good finisher. Tyson can match Louis in every department where Louis was good added with a better chin better defence and he was 20 pounds heavier and more aggressive
     
  8. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    Louis could counter him with the uppercut as Louis was known to do
     
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  9. Unforgiven

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    Great fight.
    Louis wins by KO inside 4 rounds.
     
  10. Fergy

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    He could, probably would, and may stun him but I don't see that really stopping him.
    I mean, it's possible that Louis could really shake him up but Tyson s chin was solid, took a lot to hurt the guy, Louis on the other hand could be dropped and hurt by guys that don't scream killer ko.
     
  11. Knights107

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    Legacy, the best in their era, skill, mentality, fight better opposition in their era, legacy Rank = Louis Win.

    But fight who will win 1988 tyson vs louis 1940 = Tyson win by KO.

    louis chance only in late Round..
     
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  12. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta We Do Chicken Right!! Full Member

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    You really think he could stop iron chinned Tyson in 4 rounds? I'd have to see it to believe it.
     
  13. Thor Odinson

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    Tyson by KO by round 5 Joe’s footwork was too slow to avoid the combinations from Mike

    Tyson has superior hand speed, chin, power and defence
     
  14. Reinhardt

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    Louis has got to survive the first 6 rounds, I don't think he does
     
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  15. Unforgiven

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    Anyone coming straight onto Louis's punches will be fortunate to last more than 1 or 2.