Can anyone take 88-89 Mike Tyson?

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  1. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    So if that was his natural weight, how could he simply have been just a blown up LHW?

    Again, you've exaggerated because it doesn't suit your agenda.

    Do you seriously think that just 'any' guy could have gone up and beaten Larry Holmes in 1985?

    You can't just say 'Mike just beat up a LHW' it's ridiculous.

    In 1988, Michael Spinks had PROVEN that he was a very good HW.

    Stop hating and be logical.
     
  2. wylan911

    wylan911 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I am being logical, a guy who spent a majority of his career at LHW, started at middleweight, and had a walking around weight of 187-192 sounds like a LHW to me, and I have no agenda. I'm just telling it like it is.
     
  3. Mind Reader

    Mind Reader J-U-ICE Full Member

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    I didn't know Spinks fought at Mw as a pro.. He was a big LHW. He also had a very low body fat%, even less than most marathon runners, he was a legit HW after Mackie Shilstone got him ready.
     
  4. wylan911

    wylan911 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Spinks would be top 10 alright, a top 10 LHW or cruiserweight. And you're out of your mind if you think a 39 year old Larry Holmes would be top ten. My ****ogy was only poor to you because it made sense. RJJ and Spinks both started their career at MW both were reigning LHW champions who challenged for the HW crown. Not sure how that was a poor comparison.
     
  5. wylan911

    wylan911 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    His first 10 fights were fought at the SMW limit of 168, so my bad.
     
  6. Mind Reader

    Mind Reader J-U-ICE Full Member

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    Roy started at 154, Spinks fought at 165 as an amateur and LHW as a pro.. He was naturally quite a bit larger than Roy. I have never understood the comparisson.
     
  7. wylan911

    wylan911 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Roy started his career at MW. And Spinks started his career at 168, these are things you can look up.
     
  8. wylan911

    wylan911 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    At 5'11" and 218lbs, Mike Tyson was a small heavyweight and Spinks looked small compared to him.
     
  9. Boxmaster

    Boxmaster Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Evander Holyfield would have beat him. Holyfield was in his prime at the same time and was always able to take a good punch, with his relentless speed, strength and stamina.
     
  10. Mind Reader

    Mind Reader J-U-ICE Full Member

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    I don't need to look them up you are wrong. Roy had a 100% KO ratio at 154 and I dont believe 168 was around when Spinks turned pro.
     
  11. Boxmaster

    Boxmaster Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Bowe also would have possibly beaten Tyson.
     
  12. Boxmaster

    Boxmaster Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Not Wlad.
     
  13. Mind Reader

    Mind Reader J-U-ICE Full Member

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    I wouldnt call 5'11 218 lbs of almost pure muscle a small anything. That was not my point anyway.
     
  14. wylan911

    wylan911 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You can call it a small heavyweight.
     
  15. wylan911

    wylan911 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    What weight class did Spinks win the gold in again in 76, I forgot?
     


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