Josh Taylor vs Kostya Tszyu (prime)

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Flo_Raiden, May 23, 2021.

  1. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 29, 2007
    I agree. In an imaginary fight between them had I been TTT’s trainer the strategy would be to avoid being hit clean by Tyzu’s right especially at the end of his punches with full leverage.
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  2. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

    Jun 9, 2007
  3. nidaros997

    nidaros997 New Member Full Member

    Feb 15, 2021
    I think this video answers your question.

    Zab Judah was a southpaw, undefeated, and in my opinion with more power than Taylor. Here they fight for the WBC, WBA and IBF titles, so it is pretty much the same at stake as in the Taylor-Ramirez fight. Taylor would not have stood any chance in my opinion to unify the super-lightweight division if he had to deal with a prime Tszyu. I am not even sure if Taylor would have won against Zab Judah, and many others. It is a great achievement to have all four belts, but it happens at a time when the division is not at its best.

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  4. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    Never fought anyone like KT, one of the best amateurs ever.
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  5. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
  6. Jpreisser

    Jpreisser Active Member Full Member

    Jan 29, 2015
    I would wait on pairing these two because Taylor has a lot of career left. As of right now, though, I think Tszyu beats him clearly. Taylor is too hittable and not sharp enough to win the battle of straight punches.
  7. drenlou

    drenlou Most people DKSAB! I got your Gordo @JOKER Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Taylor would cause issues early the same way Zab and sharmba did against Tsyzu, but just as Tyszu did with both, hed adapt figure out his timing and start landing some serious rights down the pipe and eventually hurt Taylor and possibly stop him.
  8. Sandman_

    Sandman_ Gold medalist & Lineal champ Full Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    Tszyu never lost when he came in with decent rounds under his belt.

    He fought three rounds in two and a half years going into the Ricky Hatton fight at the end of his career.

    His loss to Vince Phillips in America was preceded by a farcical one round job against Leonardo Mas that was ruled a technical draw at the time. It was later changed to "NC" after years of lobbying by Tszyu & several additional fights in Nevada.
  9. Dannymita

    Dannymita Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    Problem with that is Taylor and Judah's mentality is very different...I'd argue zab is more gifted but I'd say Taylor is probably mentally stronger..and they don't really fight the same way
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  10. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 12, 2012
    Agreed but i think Taylor would have his moments.

    Tszyu late stoppage.
  11. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    Not always, for example CW had been underpaid cos idiotic casual dumb fans there and these tribal, nationalistic and also racist fans had their influence with their dumb posts and biased thinking as casual triabl dumbasses.