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.

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

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  1. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    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

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    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

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    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