Prime Mike Tyson vs Prime Michael Spinks

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by xnico, Jun 7, 2021.

Who wins

  1. Spinks by KO

    3 vote(s)
  2. Spinks by Decision

    0 vote(s)
  3. Draw

    0 vote(s)
  4. Tyson by KO

    43 vote(s)
  5. Tyson by Decision

    0 vote(s)
  1. xnico

    xnico New Member Full Member

    Nov 6, 2020
  2. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 30, 2014
    Spinks manages to make it to 93 seconds this time.
  3. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Call me crazy but Imma pick Tyson. Prime Spinks was a division down.
  4. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    A younger Spinks would last a solid 98 seconds.
  5. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    As mentioned prime vs prime, The Jinx is giving up around 45lbs to Tyson.
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  6. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    A lot of folks don't remember this but Michael fought at 165 pounds in the 76' Olympics while Tyson weighed 200 pounds as a 15 year kid. Prime for prime, the fight never happens as both were separated by two weight classes.
  7. Stiches Yarn

    Stiches Yarn Active Member Full Member

    Jan 2, 2021
    I still can't believe there is a segment of fans who wish to say that Spinks was only a puffed up light heavyweight, washed up and past his prime when he fought Mike, and Tyson’s utter destruction of him was not noteworthy.
    The great Eddie Futch prepared spinks physically for the fight.
    The thing is, he was absolutely frightened, so i see a same result.
    The Real question that should be asked is "How would an "Unafraid" Spinks have fared against peak tyson".
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  8. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    An unafraid Spink s?
    He comes out to meet Tyson mid ring. Showing no fear he throws the Spinks Jinx at the incoming bull.
    Tyson dips down, the punch goes wide and Mike comes up with a screwball of a right.
    The shot connects with Spinks chin and he goes down fast and hard.
    He's absolutely unable to rise.
    Tyson by Ko - 52 second s.
  9. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I think Spinks was still good, if not prime, when he faced Tyson. Mike should get credit for what he did. But Spinks had been better at lighter weights. I think that's also true.
  10. IHaveAscreenName804

    IHaveAscreenName804 Member banned Full Member

    May 1, 2021
    Well a "Prime" Michael Spinks would still have to gain wait to be able to fight Tyson. So he would have bulk up to 201 pounds to fight Mike. Anyway Spinks lost so quickly because he was so afraid to be in the ring with Tyson. Unless younger Spinks was more brave he would get stopped just as quick.
  11. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    Tyson should absolutely get credit for beating Spinks but Spinks was far from prime. His knees were completely shot at that point and he was very inactive. With that said, I still think Spinks losses to Tyson even if he was the version that beat Holmes. He simply wasn't strong enough at heavyweight to deal with the power and speed of Tyson and nobody ever outboxed Tyson. He was beaten by being pushed back by physically strong heavyweights like Holyfield and Douglas. Spinks was not that type of guy.
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  12. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    Same result but maybe Spinks lasts five rounds
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  13. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    I thought this already happened???? Not sure how much more prime Spinks could be...
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  14. From.Russia

    From.Russia Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 15, 2013
    Whats the ring size?
  15. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 6, 2017
    This is a borderline banworthy thread. Seriously, even the 90's version of Tyson likely knocks Spinks out within 3 rounds tops.