Mike Tyson vs Alexander Povetkin

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by truth_teller, Sep 13, 2020.

Who wins?

  1. Mike Tyson

    75 vote(s)
  2. Alexander Povetkin

    14 vote(s)
  1. truth_teller

    truth_teller Member banned Full Member

    Jun 4, 2019
    Prime Tyson vs Prime Povetkin, who would win? They both have similar styles and sizes. I say Povetkin would win by KO.
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  2. Veys9

    Veys9 Let's go Champ! Full Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Really interesting matchup for sure. Tyson clearly faster with his hands, feet and bodymovement. Povetkin maybe more precise and intelligent?

    Don't know, but it would surely end in a KO for one of them. I go with Tyson here.
  3. Scar

    Scar Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    Tyson by TKO. Povetkin's style is literally designed for Mike to land his massive blows continuously till he eventually finishes Povetkin off. Poor defense is a nightmare against someone like Tyson.
  4. Heavy_Hitter

    Heavy_Hitter Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 7, 2018
  5. ideafix12

    ideafix12 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 30, 2010
  6. Dangerwood84

    Dangerwood84 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    I feel like you have to go Tyson, he was the undisputed heavyweight champion. Povetkin as great as he has been, has never been more than an alphabet title holder. Out of respect, I pick Tyson!
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  7. Tankatron

    Tankatron Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 1, 2014
    Povetkins bottle, bravery and willingness to have a tear up would be his undoing. Tyson has the edge in speed, power, head movement, foot movement and was excellent at cutting down the ring. I could see Povetkin having his moments and possibly even rocking Tyson to his boots but, eventually, by about the 4th or 5th round, Tysons constant aggression would wear down and stop Povetkin by TKO.
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  8. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    Tyson no doubt about it
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  9. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    Feb 8, 2020
    Prime Tyson has no equal.
  10. KO Artist

    KO Artist Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 29, 2018
    These hit the nail on teh head exactly. Lasts a few rounds, possibly as far as 6, before Povetkin is reeling, hurt and brutally stopped. The Tyson whirlwind will be far too much.
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  11. Tankatron

    Tankatron Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 1, 2014
    I like Povetkin and am in no way dissing on him, it's just that Tyson has slight advantages over him in every area, would be a cracking fight while it lasted though.
  12. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    Tyson sends Povetkin's head into orbit. If he fought Joshua's combos were bad, he ain't seen nothing.
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  13. AdamT

    AdamT Active Member Full Member

    Sep 18, 2019
    Mike Tyson beats all the current heavyweights

    Fury could present problems, but the rest would be easy money
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  14. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    We've seen Povetkin struggle before when faced with smaller men with fast hands in Huck and Hunter. Povetkin is used to being the smaller guy with the quicker hands chasing down bigger opponents, his style is made for that but when faced with guys that can come to him and beat him to the punch instead of backing off and allowing him to be the one to come forward he can struggle.

    Tyson didn't have this issue because he was always the faster guy and that would be true vs Povetkin to, he'd be the one beating Povetkin to the punch.

    Tyson also if beaten to the punch had superior head and upper body movement so still wasn't easy to hit when opponents got off first. Tyson's also tended to get lower than Povetkin, Povetkin dips more from the waist while peak Tyson would use his legs more to get low, so in a fight against too guys that like the fight small, I see Tyson getting lower and under Povetkin's shots and being the one to boss the exchanges at mid to close range as he'd be the one more able to fight his kind of fight.

    So I'd have to have Tyson favourite to beat Povetkin.
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