Could Michael Spinks Replicate Byrd..

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, Jul 16, 2022.

Could Michael Spinks get a win over Tua?

  1. Yes, he had the ability.

  2. No, I don't see it, Tua would find a way to win.

  1. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    It’s not like Byrd would fight aggressively or have the kind of power to really trouble Floyd, even prime for prime (less than Canelo). Similar reach too. 50-50 is being generous to Byrd. Floyd would dwarf Byrd’s speed, reflexes, and ring IQ.
  2. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    Yes, Spinks certainly has a chance of beating the seemingly disinterested Tua that Byrd fought. And, I would take the Spinks of the first Holmes fight over ANY version of Byrd. Without hesitation.
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  3. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 23, 2022
    yes Spinks wins . clearly win. Tua is slow feet & has really only left hook. Spinks will outbox for win decision. Spinks was genius boxer skilled. too slow for Tyson in 1988. but 1985-87 Spinks too good for Tua.
    Tua was not ever like Tyson speed or skill even