Does any heavyweight beat Mike Tyson in a streetfight?

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  1. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You've obviously never been in a street fight if you say this. Size means next to nothing in a street fight. As a matter of fact, from the majority of fights, I've seen, it's the smaller guy who has the better balance and wins out the majority of the time.
     
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  2. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Like I have posted, you do not need to be a martial artist to engage in a street fight, you fight with your dukes, your feet and legs, whatever it takes to win. I have seen a wrestler takes down a martial arts trained fighter before. A lot of us did not have a wealthy mommy and daddy to send many of us to take karate lessons, and we all did just fine.
     
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  3. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah

    And whoever gets off first from what I've seen ... And whoever does the most cheap shots and "illegal" stuff

    The psychology of a street fight is different than a sanctioned boxing match with rules, a referee, and judges
     
  4. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You got that right, a swift kick between the legs can sure change everything in a matter of seconds, no referee to penalize you. Just you and the other guy.
     
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  5. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Bobby respects the old time traditions of bareknuckle boxing though.

    He'd probably just use his 2 fists.

    He probably wouldn't attack anybody whilst they were on the floor.

    He probably wouldn't grab anybody around the throat and choke them etc.
     
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  6. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think Tyson actually admitted once he got fearful against mitch blood, in the streets in 88. Mitch grabbed hold of him and Tyson attempted to walk away, he got a hand shake out of him but then he started up again so Tyson maybe on instinct belted him.
     
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  7. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lets see... Jeffries, Dempsey, Sullivan, galento, listen, Cobb, Frazier, holyfield etc
    Free huey, mcvey, the morlocks
     
  8. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I'm hoping mcvey does manage to get back!
     
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  9. JunlongXiFan

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    Size matters a lot in MMA, and that's the closest thing we have to street fights. And of course, mass does matter in street fights, A 250 pound beast will be able to toss around somebody who's 130 pounds like they're nothing.
     
  10. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan Yes, I'm a guy. Yes, my photo is me, lol. Full Member

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    An obvious answer would be Alexander Povetkin, who, besides being larger than Tyson, was a kickboxing world champion. Kyotaro Fujimoto, a joke to many boxing fans, would likely also beat Tyson. He isn't larger in terms of weight, but of course is an excellent kick boxer, and beat kickboxing legends.
     
  11. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Bowe sucker punched Donald for no reason and didn’t drop him. That wasn’t a street fight situation, it was a weak, punk, b*tch act.
     
  12. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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    To this day I don't see anything that would provoke him to do that or perhaps I'm just missing something?

    Bowe should've been charged for assault there and Donald took those punches like a man. Bowes power is definitely overrated and got what he deserved from Golota.
     
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  13. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I haven’t liked Bowe since this moment (though I did feel sorry for him during the second Golota fight).

    It was inexplicable why he did it. Donald wasn’t a noted trash talker and wasn’t being remotely aggressive towards Bowe. It was a weak act and Bowe kept finding himself in these sort of controversial situations throughout his career. I put some blame on his manager and entourage as well. He was surrounded by low life’s (with the exception of Eddie Futch) and I think this negative energy rubbed off on him.
     
  14. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Bowe was a ghetto street guy and couple that with brain damage and bad company around him it's a recipe for this kind of behavior.

    Dude had a "prime" of literally one fight against a roided up cruiserweight in Holyfield.
     
  15. BUDW

    BUDW Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Foreman,Shavers many more
     
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