Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Tim Witherspoon, Oct 14, 2021.

  1. Tim Witherspoon

    Tim Witherspoon New Member Full Member

    Oct 3, 2021
    Hi guys this is 2x Heavyweight Champ here to answer fan questions from around the internet.

    This first round of questions comes from @IntentionalButt who will help coordinate future parts of this series on here. Be sure to like and subscribe on youtube.

    Hope you enjoy and ask me anything!

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  2. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 18, 2006
    Pretty awesome that Tim is looking and sounding so healthy and he’s sharing his experiences with us. Damn I love this site!
  3. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    Hey Tim,

    I am a longtime fan of yours. I appreciate you being so generous with your time.

    I thought I would start things off by asking questions about two lesser fighters you fought: Jose Ribalta and Mark Wills. If I remember correctly, the Ribalta fight was pretty close. And, he showed some pretty incredible mettle in his fight against Tyson. And, although Mark Wills had a fairly underwhelming pro career, he did knockout Greg Page twice! You made easy work of him, but, I was curious how truly hard or easy those type of fights are. In the heavyweight division, almost everyone can punch, and sometimes the results can be crazy.
  4. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Hi Tim
    I'm from Philly myself. Welcome.
    You along with Norton have the best true overhand rt I ever saw regardless of weight class.
    Can you break down in steps how you set it up then fired it. I'm pretty sure I know but I want to hear it from the source incase I'm missing some technical aspects of the shot.
    Thanks Tim
  5. clinikill

    clinikill Active Member Full Member

    May 24, 2010
    Hello Tim,

    Was there one particular attribute like speed, power, jabbing or punch output that troubled you the most? Who would you consider to be the most skilled fighter you fought in your prime?

    Thanks so much for doing this! Huge fan of yours.
  6. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

    Jul 6, 2021
    Hey Tim, who is an all time heavyweight great you think in your prime you could put up a good fight with?
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  7. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    Mar 26, 2011
    In a different, non Don King era I believe you and several other heavies would have had appreciably more success and accompanying fame and fortune .The lost generation of heavyweights.
    A rematch with Holmes would have been epic.I look forward to your expert input here.
  8. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    Hello Tim,
    Thank you for taking the time to answer some of these questions.

    What is your opinion on Buster Douglas as a fighter? There has been a lot of debate on him throughout the years and getting the opinion of a former heavyweight champion who competed during the same time as him would be interesting.
  9. Jester

    Jester Active Member Full Member

    Jul 27, 2014
    Hello Tim, thanks a lot for taking the time to answer our questions and for providing your insight!

    What were your thoughts on Pinklon Thomas as a fighter? Was there anything he did in your fight with him that impressed you or gave you trouble?
  10. The Fighting Yoda

    The Fighting Yoda Active Member Full Member

    Jan 5, 2021
    Great opportunity to ask questions to a boxing legend!

    Have there been boxers or other personalities that particularly impressed and inspired you?

    Are you still in touch with some of your former opponents? Are they doing well?

    What happened with all those great American heavyweight fighters? There were so many talents back in the 80s and still in the 90s. Is there perhaps a chance for a revival?

    Thank you very much and keep well.
  11. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    Hi Tim,

    If you had beaten Bonecrusher in 86, do you think you would have fought Mike Tyson next?

    And how do you think that fight would have gone?
  12. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Hello, and welcome. It's awesome to have you here; thank you very much for posting.

    I'm probably asking a silly question, but:

    You mentioned rubber necking in the video as a technique that old time trainers used to teach. (Where you roll your neck with a punch that you see coming.)

    How did you train to rubber neck? Were you just told to do it any time you sparred / fought? Or did you actually have specific drills or sparring sessions to work on learning it?
  13. sweetsci

    sweetsci Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 22, 2008
    Hey Tim!
    What are some things you’ve found that most fans just don’t know or understand about professional boxing?
  14. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    What's your opinion on the old school Heavyweights like Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey etc.

    Would they have had a chance at HW in your day?
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  15. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021