Could Hearns realistically KO Tyson circa 1990-91

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Some think so.
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    And, who believes that Hearns hit harder than Buster Douglas? I think if Douglas fought welter's to cruiser's, he'd look as much a devastating puncher as Hearns.

    Let's replace Razor Ruddock with Tommy Hearns. I highly doubt that Hearns would even buzz Tyson without hitting him first with a comically absurd number of punches. And I doubt that Hearns hit harder than say, Michael Spinks at LHW, let alone heavyweight.
     
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  2. Birmingham

    Birmingham Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Hearns is a monster puncher at 147 and 154, his power aint stretching to Heavy. I think he wanted the big pay day. I'm sure you would see pure fear in Hearns face in the centre of the ring against Tyson. He'd get humiliated in seconds not minutes !
     
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  3. ElKang

    ElKang New Member Full Member

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    It’s an interesting one but I feel even a distracted Tyson would be able to KO hearns (early too). Hearns had the height and reach to cause Tyson problems but I genuinely doubt he’d be able to take the power and I’m not sure if he would hit hard enough at 200+ lbs
     
  4. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    No. Tyson would mow him down. Hearns couldn't budge Hagler. But he did break his hand by poking a hole in his head but Hagler quickly turned that around.
     
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  5. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think if Hearns hit Tyson on the chin anything could happen.......
     
  6. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No

    Tyson kos Hearns early. Tyson would use his vast advantage in strength to get inside Hearn's reach and takes him out, probably with one left hook or right hand. Hearns didn't have great power at 175 lbs. And, he doesn't have the chin to take Tysons shots. He certainly isn't koing a stronger, harder punching natural 220 lb. guy with decent handspeed, who can also take a punch.
     
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  7. Pugilist_Spec

    Pugilist_Spec Hands Of Stone Full Member

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    This is the same Tyson that walked right into Lewis' best punches for 8 rounds straight. The same Tyson that took monster shots from Ruddock point blank on the chin and didn't falter. The man had a legit heavyweight chin and it took a massive shellacking from 200+ pound bombers to keep him down. Hearns' best weight was 154 ffs. He isn't doing **** to Tyson. Drop this charade.
     
  8. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Your distaste for Tyson clouds your judgment in any thread related to him.
     
  9. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Emmanuel Stewart would tell him "Just go on and get it over with".
     
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  10. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  11. GALVATRON

    GALVATRON Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    In this section? Most definitely. In the general section? Not a chance.:)

    And the posters who suggest that Hearns has a chance should have their own poll for village idiot award. :ura:
     
  12. Mr.DagoWop

    Mr.DagoWop Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Tyson took Ruddock's power and I seriously doubt that Hearns packed that much of a wallop at any weight. Pressure fighters weren't Hearns' strongsuit and Tyson was incredibly strong and had speed to match Hearns. Maybe he was even faster around '90-'91.

    Fight wouldn't last more than 3 rounds with Tyson being the executioner.
     
  13. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The fanatics are in full force tonight, what monster punching jumped up welterweight did Tyson ever beat? Hearns would be too fast for Tyson, like a Pereguine Falcon wiping out a much larger Hawk.
     
  14. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You call objective posters "fanatics." Look in the mirror. You are the subjective one.

    Tyson was far from my favorite fighter. But I try to objectively analyze all matchups, no matter what I personally think about a given fighter.

    When this thread is done, you likely will find yourself being the only one not picking Tyson. Is everyone else in the thread a Tyson fanatic? Hardly. But, there is one poster whose judgment is clouded beyond reason when it involves Tyson. That poster is you.

    ....or you are just a troll looking for attention.

    Either way, you are wrong.

    BTW: "monster punching welterweight." Is that your argument, really? LOLLLLLLLLL
     
  15. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I'll agree that Hearns may have beaten Mayweather....that's the best I can do for you.
     


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