Mike Tyson's five best wins post Douglas

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  1. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Obviously Tyson's best work was before he lost to Douglas, and he never regained the lineal title.

    The value of his work post Douglas, can be viewed a number of ways.

    To help understand it better, I ask you to name his five best wins post Douglas.
     
  2. ipswich express

    ipswich express Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  3. VVMM

    VVMM Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ruddock 1.,2.
    Bruno
    Seldon
    Botha
     
  4. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yeah that works for me.
     
  5. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Does anybody think that the Golota fight fits into the picture?

    I know that it ended an a NC, but you might want to make that argument.

    Golota went on to a draw with Chris Byrd, and an arguable robbery against John Ruiz.

    Also he defeated Tyson's final conqueror Kevin McBride.
     
  6. salty trunks

    salty trunks Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ruddock
    Ruddock
    Golota
    Stewart
    Mathis
     
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  7. ipswich express

    ipswich express Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I omitted Golota simply due to the official result. Of course I wouldn’t argue to vehemently if someone wanted to include him.
     
  8. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Classic discussion : small vs big, old vs modern Full Member

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    I like the Etienne win but it's just outside the top 5.
     
  9. George Crowcroft

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    Well that settles it then!
     
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  10. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I personally wouldn't include the Botha fight. Tyson looked awful, except for the outstanding knockout.
    He looked better against Golota and his win over Savarese (okay, it's Savarese, but still) was savage.
     
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  11. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    yes I’m very surprised Botha is being included by many people.
     
  12. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Use your discretion on that.
     
  13. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ruddock 1, 2
    Bruno 2
    Stewart
    Seldon (I know Bruce was scared shitless and bailed but the significance of the fight was big as it gave Tyson a portion of the title.)
     
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  14. George Crowcroft

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    Rudduck I & II
    Stewart
    Golota
    Bruno II
     
  15. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Ruddock x 2
    Bruno
    Seldon
    Golota