Mike Tyson (96) vs James Toney (03)

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Showstopper97, Apr 25, 2021.

Who wins?

  1. Tyson (96)

    89.7%
  2. Toney (03)

    10.3%
  1. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    How would the Mike Tyson of the Bruno rematch do against the James Toney of the Evander Holyfield fight. I picked these versions of these fighters as they were not prime, but still very good versions - making it a fair contest. I think Mike takes this via UD or late stoppage, with it bring similar to the Mathis Jr fight, but lasting longer, being more entertaining & more competitive. He still had top level speed, power & angles - which Toney never saw (except with Jones) & would get overwhelmed.
     
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  2. SheenLantern

    SheenLantern Active Member Full Member

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    Mike by knockout, this is honestly a mismatch, Toney has no path to victory here.
     
  3. Stiches Yarn

    Stiches Yarn Active Member Full Member

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    Holyfield, no fan of mike, said tyson would have killed Toney.
     
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  4. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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  5. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Believe it or not ....Holyfield and Tyson have no bad blood ....He’s been a guest on Tyson’s podcast
     
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  6. Philly161

    Philly161 "Fundamentals are the crutch of the talentless" Full Member

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    Bad style match for toney honestly. Mike loved just rolling over slick boxers. Toney stood too straight up also. Like even the Tyson who ko golota and etienne prolly wins imo.
     
  7. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I kind of see this like Tyson's fight with Brian Nielsen.
    Toney's defensively great and tough as old leather, but offensively he's a non-threat here.
    I'm sure Toney would go into a shell and just try to survive, basically.
     
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  8. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Tyson tko 3

    Tyson still had fast hands and major power. He had lost footspeed by now but it wouldn't matter against Toney. The referee would be forced to stop this one.
     
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  9. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Toney stood straight up ? LOL No
     
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  10. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    Oompaaa Tyson stops Toney in 3.
    Tyson even here, batters him that fast and hard that the ref has to jump in quickly.
     
  11. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    At this stage, Mike probably had enough left to win a decision. What most forget, Toney never really was a heavyweight, he started out at 160 and only entered the heavyweights at 35.
     
  12. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not enough steroids in the world to keep Toney competitive with Tyson when they were both nearly equally declined.
    It would seem unlikely Toney could avoid being stopped.
    Even with all his defensive acumen.
    He could not win.
     
  13. Philly161

    Philly161 "Fundamentals are the crutch of the talentless" Full Member

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    In the jirov fight? Watch it again he spends half the fight shelled up leaning back. Yes hes toney so he had head movement but his laid back posture style was a bad match for mike.
     
  14. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I picked Toney because Tyson was far past his prime in 1990 against Douglas. It stands to reason he was even further declined at 29 than he was at 23.
     
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  15. MR_TUT

    MR_TUT Member banned Full Member

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    Oh I ****ing wonder