253lb David Tua vs 216lb Mike Tyson.

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by choklab, Dec 2, 2019.


Who wins?

  1. Tyson wins

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    84.3%
  2. Tua wins

    8 vote(s)
    15.7%
  1. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Tyson of the Tyrell Biggs fight vs Tua of the obed Sullivan fight. Who wins?

    Can Tyson really give away so much weight against a guy coming straight at him?

    At the time Tua was on an 8 fight win streak and on his way to challenging Lennox Lewis, a fight he was fancied to win.
     
  2. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    Hard to pick honestly
     
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  3. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It is an hard one to decide. Tyson of the Biggs fight, he was damn good there. Lol I can't decide right now, got to think about it.
     
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  4. barberboy2

    barberboy2 Member Full Member

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    Tyson, too fast and explosive for Tua
     
  5. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tyson.

    Lard ass Tua would be too slow.
     
  6. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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  7. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    30lb weight advantage not making an impression on the vote so far..
     
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  8. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lewis was a 3/1 favourite.
     
  9. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not sure the extra weight would prove a detriment for Tyson. He'd be the faster man in there, plus a great chin to absorb Tua s shots. On the other hand Tua to had a concrete chin so he's absorbing Tyson best punches. Still, it's probably the speed that counts here and Tyson handspeed would have Tua maybe covering up early. The fight by mid way, both men slowing down and especially Tua with his bulk, it may turn in to a bit of a Bonecrusher fight with a lot of mauling. The odd shots from both men tho keep them on edge. It' gets to 12 and Tyson is awarded the win and perhaps feeling this one of his tougher fights yet.
     
  10. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing booted Full Member

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    I think it would be tough for Tyson. Tua had a chin like cement and he liked slugging it out. Tyson would land more but would likely have less effect than Tua's punches on him. I likewise find it a tough pick.
     
  11. GOAT Primo Carnera

    GOAT Primo Carnera Active Member Full Member

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    Another dumblab production?
     
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  12. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Tua never won a big fight, this could be a war but I have a hard time picking Tua.
     
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  13. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Definitely proves Marciano would beat Deontay Wilder.

    Then again, Tua himself was cited as an example of why Marciano could compete with super heavies.

    Now I’m confused.
     
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  14. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    Who has Tua beaten that shows he could even beat Tyson in 2000? The less skilled "boxers" of the 90's gave Tua hell. A better fight would be McCall-Tua or even Mercer/Tua.
     
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  15. thanosone

    thanosone ESB CEO OF TANG Full Member

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    Ref stops the fight after Tua keeps getting mauled. Tua looked great knockin people out but really had nothing else but Power n a chin.
     
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