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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  2. Tua wins

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    15.7%
  1. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    In his last 17 fights Marciano was only as heavy as 189lbs twice.
    In his last 24 fights Tyson was only as low as 216lbs once.
     
  2. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Tyson was a midrange fighter much more than inside fighter.
     
  3. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    What has that got to do with the price of Howard Cosells toupee?
     
  4. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yes, correct, when I say close quarters I mean he's not potshotting and running / holding.
     
  5. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    If you'd stepped up your poll game we'd know
     
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  6. Bokaj

    Bokaj Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Sorry, my math was off. About 30-35 between Mike and Rocky, since Mike was 216-221 in his prime and Rocky 184-189. Tua was about 226-244 for his best fights, so that would be 10-25 lbs over Mike.

    And, yes, I can theoretically can see a lighter more skilled and faster fighter beat Mike.
     
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  7. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    "I don’t think there is 40-45lb difference between 189lb of Rocky and 216b of Tyson"
     
  8. Entaowed

    Entaowed Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It is 37 lbs. And still not giving Tua the advantage.
    In part because much of that extra weight is lard.
     
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  9. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Take a look for yourself at the 253lb Tua. It’s certainly artificial...but definitely no lard.


     
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  10. BCS8

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    What common opponents besides Lewis do they have? It's a bit hard to measure them by Lewis because Tyson was not nearly the man he was in his prime. If we did look at him as the barometer, Tua comes out quite a bit better.
     
  11. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I do not think the extra weight helps Tua. Tyson wins this one
     
  12. Seamus

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    Good thing Tyson was lightning fast with ballerina-like balance and quickness. Because anyone that size (or smaller, God forbid) who is slower (or significantly slower, God forbid) and gets off-balance with frequency, gets destroyed.
     
  13. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Tyson is a class above Tua.
     
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  14. reznick

    reznick In the 7.2% Full Member

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    Even the 209lb Wilder?
     
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  15. BCS8

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    Whelp, the consensus seems to be that Tyson splatters him. I'm not so sure, but usually the forum is more or less correct on matchups. I don't think Tua would be easy for Tyson by any means.
     
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