Prime Michael Spinks vs Evander Holyfield @ HW

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  1. tommygun711

    tommygun711 The Future Full Member

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    Take the best versions of both men.. Spinks of Holmes I 85', and Holyfield 91'. Who wins and how?
     
  2. clark

    clark Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Holyfield is too much for him and Spinks gets stopped.
     
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  3. Hookie

    Hookie Affeldt... Referee, Judge, and Timekeeper Full Member

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    The are both 6'2 1/2", Holyfield has a longer reach by 1 1/2" (77 1/2"), Holyfield is 8-10 Lbs. heavier (Foreman and Cooper fights).

    Holyfield is the stronger man, Holyfield punches harder, both are quick and have good footwork, Holyfield is more durable.

    I'll take Holyfield by late round KO. I think it's a good fight but Holyfield would be able to take Spinks punches well and land some fight changing punches in return. Spinks would try to outspeed Holyfield and stick and move but Holyfield would surprise Spinks with his speed and footwork and ability to catch him if he tried to run.
     
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  4. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Holyfield by detonation
     
  5. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    Sometimes think Spinks is very underrated due to the Tyson blowout.

    I mean Spinks twice beat Holmes on points, a better version than the one Holyfield beat at that.

    I do think Holy stops him late on but I bet he makes a proper hard job doing it.

    Spinks is no pushover.
     
  6. Addie

    Addie MAB. Full Member

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    We're taking the best possible version of Evander Holyfield and pitting himself against the best possible Heavyweight version of Michael Spinks, who was obviously at his best at 175lbs. That's where he got most of his work done.

    As it is, it's difficult to make a case for Michael here. Holyfield holds all of the physical advantages -- bigger, faster, stronger and more durable. You'd see some incredibly competitive exchanges though with Holyfield being as insolent as he was. Even the most basic of fighters like Bert Cooper and '91 George Foreman, slow and lumbering, didn't find The Real Deal to be all that elusive. A very entertaining and action-orientated fight before Holyfield's strength would begin to tell, weathering Spinks' best before grinding him down late in the fight.
     
  7. DrMo

    DrMo Team GB Full Member

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    HW Spinks vs CW Holy is a better fight
     
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  8. Bokaj

    Bokaj Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Like the most of you I feel that Holy was just too strong and powerful. That's really the separating factor here. Both were fast, skillful, smart and brave, but Spinks didn't have stopping power against someone like Holyfield. Wouldn't be able to really discourage him. Evander would go looking for a tear up, find it eventually and quite possible stop Spinks.
     
  9. KuRuPT

    KuRuPT Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Holyfield crushes.
     
  10. Longhhorn71

    Longhhorn71 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Would be interesting if Spinks shows up at the weigh-in all 'roided up (like Holyfield)....and Evander ch!tes a brick.
     
  11. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Welcome back:good. Long time no see.
     
  12. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Agree with this post 100%. Nicely put:good
     
  13. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    Yeah, I see SPinks posing all kinds of problems for Evander. At the lighter weights I might even pick Spinks but at heavy I'll go with Holyfield by a tough decision.
     
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  14. Pugilist_Spec

    Pugilist_Spec Hands Of Stone Full Member

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    Spinks gets underrated. He beat an undefeated Holmes twice. I think he'd give Holyfield a decent fight.
     
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    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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