Rooney era mike Tyson vs prime Tyson fury

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  1. Nz1111

    Nz1111 New Member Full Member

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    This fight is very interesting to me because both have a game plan that will theoretically work on each other.
    Tyson fury can use his superior size to wear down Mike Tyson until he fades and then knock him out like he usually does especially given that Mike Tyson is a much smaller fighter and large fighters have historically given Mike trouble.
    That being said, Mike Tyson has the tools to actually execute the gameplan deontay tried in the third fight to go for the body to set up powerful head shots. With fury being a hittable guy, I could also see Mike finishing it especially if he gets a series of good shots in like what happened in wilder 1 and 3 since Mike is a much better boxer than deontay and even though he may not have deontay's one punch power, he had a nasty combination that he could sustain till later rounds.
     
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  2. Unforgiven

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    Fury is too tall, too big, too smart, and he's mobile. Plus he can recover from being hurt incredibly well.
    He'd have to be at his best but he takes this. Breaks |Mike Tyson down in the later rounds or coasts to a points decision.
     
  3. Nz1111

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    Which fight do you think we saw the best fury?
    From watching the deontay fights I'd expect him to have trouble keeping Tyson from the body especially given the difference in skill of Mike and deontay although if he survived Mike's onslaught he would've mauled him.
     
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  4. Unforgiven

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    The best Fury was probably the second Wilder fight.

    Mike was 5'10, Fury is at least 6'7 or 6'8, with massive reach, mobility and he had balls of steel.
    Honestly, I think he'd know how to exploit that height advantage very often and punish Mike over the rounds.
    I doubt Fury would lose to a 5'10 fighter, he's too smart, too good.
     
  5. Rivertripe

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    Fury by late stoppage. Kronk Fury can barrel forward and dictate the pace simply due to a massive reach advantage and the heart and will to take serious punishment. Mike would do better against the outboxer Fury from 2015, and maybe even pull that one out, but a Fury who knows how to use his size is a nightmare for him. Perhaps he could even use a Foreman-style extended guard with pushes and leverage blocks.
     
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  6. ironchamp

    ironchamp Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mike Tyson UD.

    Fury would be facing an elusive fighter with excellent timing, knockout power in either hand and speed he's never witnessed before.

    Mike would be facing a large target that he'd discourage early and floor on his way to a decision victory.
     
  7. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    There's a wide gulf of skill level between prime Mike Tyson and any version of Fury.
    (I'm not a Tyson fan or apologist) If a one trick pony like Wilder can put
    him on his ass multiple times Tyson would stop him.
     
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  8. Unforgiven

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    Wilder's a one-trick pony but he's 6'6 with an 83 inch reach.
    Mike Tyson was 5'10 with a 71 inch reach.
    Yes, size is relevant.

    And let's be fair here. Mike was stopped by lesser fighter or smaller fighters than Fury.
     
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  9. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not the ROONEY trained version of Tyson. Height and reach means nothing if one doesn't
    know how to use it.
     
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  10. Devon

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    Fury late stoppage, I mean come on, Fury is 1 inch off of being a foot taller than him, he is like 50-60lbs heavier, when Mike Tyson is fresh for the first few round, he would be aggressive and I know Mike Tyson was used to punching up, but come on, he would rarely reach Fury's chin anyway, and when he does, Fury would be moving back anyway and Tyson is punching too high to get much power on it anyway, Fury would tie him up, lean on him and stop him late on
     
  11. Rivertripe

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    I do think Mike probably batters Wilder. He's not heavy or strong enough to bully him like Fury, and has shown himself to resort to clumsy brawling when he's on the back foot. The pressure would be too much.
     
  12. Fergy

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    Oh I don't see m Tyson being able to beat Fury.
    I ve got Fury stopping him in around 10. Tyson had a lot better chin than DW.
     
  13. Unforgiven

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    yes, Mike batters Wilder. But I don't think he beats Fury.
     
  14. Unforgiven

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    Wilder knew how to use his reach well enough to land a few bombs on Fury.
    Although Fury of the 2nd fight didn't catch many.

    Realistically, Tyson Fury has more time to avoid or smother shots coming from little Mike, even though little Mike is a better skilled puncher than Wilder. Fury would use his size, reach and feet to step around Mike, tie him up, box him and bull him.
    Fury is bigger and better than the likes of Tucker.
     
  15. Jackomano

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    Depends on the ref. If the Referee lets Fury wrestle Tyson and lean on him the whole fight Tyson gets stopped, but if the referee doesn’t allow Fury to get away with excessive clinching I’d go with Tyson by UD, since Tyson wasn’t very effective when big guys clinched him.
     
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