Mike Tyson's Killer footwork

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Tyson`s offensive footwork was insane, which heavyweight had footwork that could compete with a prime Tyson`s footwork?


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  2. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Be real• Full Member

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    Floyd Patterson is comparable by nature of their styles but it’s a tad devolved in comparison but that is of course due to the nature of the relation.
     
  3. AwardedSteak863

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    As far as heavyweight champs Charles, Louis, Jersey Joe and Patterson were exceptional. A lot of folks wrongly associate footwork with just speed and movement. Too me, having great footwork is not just about movement but also about always being in control of your balance. Lots of folks don't think of Louis when it comes to footwork but look at how he always had a strong base and was never off balance. It was because of his excellent footwork.
     
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    buster douglas
     
  5. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    His footwork wasn`t all that in that Tyson fight, they both looked sloppy.
     
  6. HolDat

    HolDat Active Member Full Member

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    Joe Louis, Alexis Arguello, and Ricardo Lopez are great examples.
     
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    HolDat Active Member Full Member

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    Jose Torres --> Floyd Patterson --> Mike Tyson
    What a creation...
     
  8. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Nup. Busters footwork was a huge part of what won him the fight.
     
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  9. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    Buster was swift on his toes that night.
     
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  10. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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    Mark, you are in love with Tyson aren't you? This goes beyond fandom and into personal infatuation. NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT!!
     
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  11. JohnThomas1

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    I couldn't believe how swift and efficient he was especially given he was a big man. I readily accept Tyson was half a step off but Douglas was on point with his footwork.
     
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  12. Heisenberg

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    Prime Holyfield was a master of moving in and out of distance
     
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  13. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    The man looked incredible. He was quick, agile, nimble and looked like Maradona on the pitch in 1986. I wonder what his astrological placement and star alignment were that night.
     
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  14. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Indeed.
     
  15. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    All he did was skip back a bit from time to time, Tyson wasn`t using the pundulem step etc.