Tokyo Buster Douglas vs Evander Holyfield

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  1. sppedboy22

    sppedboy22 Member Full Member

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    Douglas got crushed in there fight but Douglas was out of shape
     
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  2. DirtyDan

    DirtyDan Worst Poster of 2015 Full Member

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    Same thing happens, although a bit later. Holyfield studied Tokyo Douglas thoroughly, he’s always going to land that counter when Douglas throws that uppercut.
     
  3. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    We'll never know because Douglas chose to come in with "jelly in his breasts."

    I tend to agree with the poster above. Holy was a machine at that point, whereas part of the Tyson loss was because Tyson was, at 23 years old, already in decline.

    But who knows?
     
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  4. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Full Member

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    I think Evander had Buster's number, as much as I do believe his Tokyo version is as pristine a distillation of his fighting essence as there could be, and worthy of most of its mythicizing.
     
  5. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Buster Douglas performed like an ATG that night.
     
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  6. BrainyBoxer

    BrainyBoxer Member Full Member

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    Same thing would happen. Holyfield is just a better fighter.
     
  7. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Tokyo Douglas was excellent. I suspect that Holyfield against that version would be closer to 50-50 than most people would care to admit.
     
  8. jaytxxl

    jaytxxl Active Member Full Member

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    To put it in perspective Tokyo Buster Douglas prevented Prime 28 year old 24-0 Undisputed CW Champion/#1 HW contender Evander Holyfield vs Prime 23 year old 38-0 Undisputed HW Champion Mike Tyson.. Why I’m not a fan of marinating fights ex. Spence vs Crawford, HW division..
     
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  9. Francis75

    Francis75 FAB 4 Full Member

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    Holyfield was the better fighter and would win against the best version of Douglas.
     
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  10. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Holy wins by UD or catches him late.

    Tyson, despite the shape he was in and not taking his training seriously since mid '88, came close to beating him anyway.
     
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  11. The Slaps

    The Slaps Win or lose, as long as you get the decision Full Member

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    Was just gonna start a thread on this, good stuff. James Buster Douglas he doesn't get the deserving accolades for his performance against Tyson on that night. If he was in that shape and mentally where he was in Tokyo, he would of defo made it a great fight, rather than getting bum rushed. He would of been fitter, sharper and could absorb shots better (more importantly avoid shots better) and recover quicker. I do agree with the others though, Holyfield will adapt quicker to whatever Douglas brings to the table and Holyfield isn't going down. But I think he'd make a great fight of it and maybe even go the distance getting dropped once or twice on the way, otherwise a late stoppage.
     
  12. Philly161

    Philly161 "Fundamentals are the crutch of the talentless" Full Member

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    That's a great fight. Like Bowe holy 1 great. I might still give holy an edge but it's close bc of busters size advantage. But I think bc holy (unlike tokyo tyson) was focused and resilient and able to make adjustments would find a win. May not ko buster but could pull out a close decision
     
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  13. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    He did perform like an ATG but Holy was an ATG.

    Holyfield beats him on any given night.
     
  14. Philly161

    Philly161 "Fundamentals are the crutch of the talentless" Full Member

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    And even on his best night Buster got dropped by an unfocused undertrained tyson. In the same spot would evander have been able to finish buster? Def possibility
     
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  15. Sandman_

    Sandman_ Lineal champ Full Member

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    Buster Douglas was in great shape & boxed on even terms against Tony Tucker for the IBF H/W title.

    He faded late though & Tucker got him. Same thing happens against Holy.
     
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