Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Thunderstorm, Aug 6, 2022.
Lewis is the greatest
Not a Tyson fan but this is the worst matchup for Usyk i can think of. Too relentless, too powerful, and Tyson frequently targeted the body which is Usyk's one and only weakness.
Hard fight for Tyson too. He didn't like movers that much and Usyk is probably one of the top heavyweights in history when you come to footwork and stamina. Tyson better get him early or the late rounds are going to be brutal.
Got to go with prime Tyson in this one.
Mike knocks him the f..k out
Never underestimate Holyfield toughness or heart. Not many could stand up to mike like he did
Also an 80s Tyson was much harder to catch
I honestly think he would beat the sh.t out of usyk
Given the success that Chisora had, I can't see anything but a KO for Tyson. He isn't going to timidly fence with Usyk.
6'3" 220lb = Mike's bread and butter.
Interested to see how big Usyk comes in against Joshua in the next fight, and what he looks like with the extra weight. Might force me to reassess.
Tyson knocks him into bolivian.
Prime Mike KOs Usyk. Post prison Mike loses UD
There is no reason for me to say anything else. This ^^^ says it all,
Usyk's body gets cracked
Usyk CANNOT handle full bodied bodyshots off heavyweights
He's like Maidana, he'll wince and tighten his guard low the moment he feels his body get touched.
Mike Tyson on form doesn't play possum he'll come right at you slip past and unload...you need to clinch heavily or run away. Usyk can run away but for how long? He'll get clipped up the body whilst ring circling.
I think Usyk is too slick for Mike. He'll avoid Tyson's big punches early, Tyson will gas out in the middle rounds and Usyk would pot-shot him throughout the fight for a majority decision victory. Now if they fought in a trilogy, I don't know if Usyk would win all three, but Usyk would be a problem for Mike imo. Don't forget Tyson looked good early in his career cause he faced a lot of stiff tomato cans and past their prime fighters, he was great, but a bit overrated in boxing history.
Usyk takes Tyson to slick school. Makes him move his feet, swing at air and get frustrated all night. Tyson has a punchers chance but we saw him mentally unravel against Hollifield. Tyson never beat a prime top level opponent in his career. He beat big slow chumps but when he faced an elite, he always came up short. Spinks had no chance, he **** his pants before entering the ring and couldn’t wait to get out. Usyk would not fear Tyson and would use his technical boxing skills to frustrate the mentally weak Tyson. By the end of the night, Tyson would be looking for ears to bite or dirty tactics to get the ref to stop the fight.
Of course, one wrong move and Tyson could punish an opponent to the body and head. He was fun to watch especially against scared, past prime and unskilled opponents. Evander exposed him and although it was late era Tyson, I think Hollifield would have done the same to pre prison Tyson as well.
We saw how Briedis pushed Usyk so a more skilled and harder puncher in Mike will cause all kinds of problems.
no way, Tyson was the most skilled heavyweight in history and the best combo puncher, his hand speed was quicker than anybody Usyk has fought, it would be a great fight but if AJ could nail Usyk with a number of right hands then Tyson would too and he was far better than AJ.
Yet Tyson never beat a prime top HW in his career. Please name one elite HW he beat. Holmes was a shell of his former self when they fought and Lennox and Evander outclassed him. Tyson was a human highlight reel against chumps and B level or washed up opponents but Usyk is levels higher than anyone Mike ever beat. I was a fan of Tyson like everyone back in the day but there is no getting around the fact that he never beat an elite level opponent. There is a good reason be avoided those guys.