Leon Spinks (from 1st Ali fight) v Tyson that lost to Douglas who would have won?

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Could Spinks from 1st Ali bout have beaten Tokyo Tyson?

  1. Tokyo Tyson would have beat Leon

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  2. Spinks from 1st Ali fight beats Tokyo Tyson

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    How much would you rate Tyson`s performance Douglas?
     
  2. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

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    Spinks doesn't see the second round. Douglass had a huge size advantage, fought the fight of his life and needed a long count to survive a very mentally unprepared Tyson.
     
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  3. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    Leon wasn't 6'4" and 230 lbs. and didn't have that style to keep Tokyo Tyson honest. He'd get lost in the mix of Geisha girls.
     
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  4. GOAT Primo Carnera

    GOAT Primo Carnera Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lets balance that question mark ;): "Would Leon (78) and his brother (88) beat 90s Tokyo Tyson one after another?"
     
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  5. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The only time Spinks might beat Tyson is '99 onwards, and tbh I might still favor Tyson even then depending on the night.
     
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  6. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This

    And Douglas still almost got knocked out by one punch from Tyson even after all that work and the beating he put on him
     
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  7. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ha.
     
  8. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He looked awful against mcneeley..he actually seemed to freeze momentarily and took a backstep against McNeeley...before seemingly off memory moidering the bum
     
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  9. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Such a underrated point... in the sensible analysis.....a,gonorrehea wrecked givens heartbroken tyson losing 30lbs on a diet of Japanese pu$s$y and half hearted gym sessions crammed into 4 weeks having been a punchbag for 8 rounds knocks the guy on his arse but for a supposed long count
     
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  10. GOAT Primo Carnera

    GOAT Primo Carnera Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think the Mathis Jr. bout really showed how much that fellow had left in the can. And its not just me, the commentators thought so too. Of course, this got shady due to a stationary freezing Bruno and the next guy to throw the fight after a couple of seconds to "recreate" the KO-machine of the past....
     
  11. escudo

    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He looked like he hadn't slept in 2 days and still took a horrific beating AND still almost KO'ed him. Tyson was absolutely not on that night but I think most of that comes down to Buster Douglas getting his **** together for one night only. Tyson fought a motivated, unafraid talented 6'5" 225lber and still almost took his head off. Leon beat up a man waiting for him to punch himself out. Then lost to the oldest man in boxing. Look at what Qawi did to Leon. Leon doesn't even have size, or skill. Just the hope that Tyson ****s off and doesn't take him seriously.
     
  12. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    Leon or Michael? I don't think Leon beats the Mike Tyson who just fought Roy Jones!!
     
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  13. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I was referring to Leon but tbh it could apply to both.
     
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