Riddick Bowe vs Mike Tyson both in prime who wins?

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  1. Malcolm

    Malcolm Active Member Full Member

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    Bowe's toughness is a bit underrated in my opinion. He took a hellacious beating in the 2nd Golota fight and kept going. I like Mike's ability to stay on someone when they're hurt but it would be a big achievement to stop him. I think it comes down to whether Bowe fights with his brain or his balls.
     
  2. irishny

    irishny Obsessed with Boxing booted

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    Bowe was like a better in every single way version of Douglas.

    Bowe stands up to Tysons shots,and walsk him down and beats him up
     
  3. PowerBack

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    Tyson by decision. Bowe's defense would be a major concern against Tyson's lightning quick and powerful combos. However I think that Bowe is durable and skilled enough to win 3-5 rounds and go the distance.
     
  4. Fighting Fungus

    Fighting Fungus Active Member Full Member

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    People forget that Bowe was 6"5 with a ton of heart! If he comes in shape he wins.
     
  5. MAG1965

    MAG1965 Obsessed with Boxing booted

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    Yeah but prime Tyson stops any version of Buster Douglas, and to give Douglas credit he had a great right hand, something Bowe didn't have. He had decent size and a clubbing right almost but not a great straight right.
     
  6. PowerBack

    PowerBack Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Both Bowe and Tyson seems to have these short, weird and controversial primes. Easy way for their fan boys to claim that they were "unbeatable" in that period of time.
     
  7. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Would have been a better version of Tyson vs Tucker because Bowe had a better in game then Tucker....Back then Tyson liked fighting and his head movement and combos were great....But Bowe for such a big guy was a very good outside and in fighter and to me the spoiler might have been having Eddie Futch in his corner because Futch knew Tyson's style well because of Frazier.To me it's a pickem fight but if I was forced to bet I'd go with Tyson based on what he did to guys like,Tucker,Tubbs,Thomas,Smith all tall guys he had back peddling.
     
  8. Fighting Fungus

    Fighting Fungus Active Member Full Member

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    There were at least 5 heavyweights that I would pick to beat Tyson in his prime.
     
  9. Bathory

    Bathory Active Member Full Member

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    Golota beat Bowe who beat Holy who beat Tyson.

    Bowe
     
  10. Silver

    Silver The Champ is Here Full Member

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    it would be a classic fight. but between the two, gotta go with Tyson. Tyson was more battle tested, had more ko power and was better defensively. Bowe's size and strength would be problematic for Tyson but at their very best, Tyson's resume suggests he has a better chance to overcome bowe as opposed to Bowe overcoming Tyson.
     
  11. Chex31

    Chex31 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    What a fight that would be.

    Tyson stops him in the mid rounds, Bowe got hit too much and loved to fight
     
  12. HawkFan16

    HawkFan16 Unshot/In My Prime Full Member

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    Bowe had an excellent jab and was a tall, long, physically strong guy with good power, speed, stamina, and chin. He was also a good combination puncher with a varied offensive arsenal. On paper, he had every physical tool you'd want from a heavyweight, as well as versatile skills. He had everything except one thing: Fight IQ.

    Bowe would go to war with Tyson in close and suffer dearly for it. In a war, you have to go with the guy with better defense, speed, power, combinations, and explosiveness. Guess what? That guy is Tyson.

    Tyson by TKO in 7 in an awesome fight.
     
  13. Mind Reader

    Mind Reader J-U-ICE Full Member

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    Hard to pick against either when at their best... I would say this would be an exciting fight, anything could happen. I think I gotta go with Tyson by KO if I had to put money on the line.. I wouldn't feel confident about that though.
     
  14. TheNeonSalmon

    TheNeonSalmon Active Member Full Member

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    ya know prime Bowe is one of the few heavyweights who could beat prime Mike.
    It's a hard fight to call.
     

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