Michael Spinks vs Vitali Klitschko

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  1. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member Full Member

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    This is one fight Wlad is better suited for than his brother.

    Vitali wins , but actually manages to lose some rounds. He still tracks Spinks down and KO's him in 11

    Wlad hits even harder and is slightly faster. KO in 7
     
  2. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    he was a far better than vitali , better skills.Vitali had the physical advantages, reach distance weight power etc.But I am not sure Vitali KOs him.I am going to say Spinks by controversial decision.I think Michael is better than byrd
     
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  3. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Vitali.. Michael exploited the overconfidence of Larry and Larry wearing out a little, and Vitali is just too big. The size difference makes it too uphill a battle.. I think Vitali wins by mid rounds stoppage.
     
  4. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Unless Vitali gets injured he’s gonna beat Spinks up
     
  5. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah thats exactly what i mean
     
  6. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Spinks gets beaten to a pulp
     
  7. steve1990

    steve1990 Active Member Full Member

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    Vitali by TKO in the 6th
     
  8. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Spinks had twice the skills or even more but at this point size is too much i think.

    If Spinks was born over 225 pounds and 6"4 he'd school him IMO. So much greater.
     
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  9. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! banned Full Member

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    I think if we scaled Spinks up in size, power and durability he would just about be the best HW ever.
     
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  10. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    byrd beat him, he is smaller and less good than spinks
     
  11. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Spinks should never have gone up to HW in my opinion. Or, he should have retired after beating Larry.

    Vitali wins this and clobbers Spinks while doing it.
     
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  12. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    There's plenty that say size doesn't matter,, but it would here.
    Klitchko breaks him down in 10.
     
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  13. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Of course he should have.

    Spinks got $1.2mil for a unification against Qawi who got the same, the biggest purse in 175 pound history.

    He got $1mil against Holmes and made history.

    He got $2mil in the rematch.

    He got $1mil against Tangstad.

    He got $4mil against Cooney

    He got $13.5mil against Tyson, more money than his entire career had earned.

    So there's $21mil+ and the ability to retire from boxing and never come back. If he stayed at 175 he would not have scratched the surface of 1/4 of that.

    If he had it all over again you can bet your left nut he is going at Tyson again.
     
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  14. BCS8

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    Fair point and I tip my hat.
     
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  15. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He was chasing the money mate and Heavyweight was where it was at. I mean $1.2mil for a unification against Qawi when both were running hot is pretty depressing. Incredible really.