Tony Tubbs vs Carl Williams

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Titan1, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Would Tubbs, who had better skills, beat Williams, who had a stronger jab, in a 15 round fight?
  2. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    I see surprise here, Tubbs KO1. TNT did occasionally start fast and Williams always needed a couple of rounds to warm up...
  3. jont

    jont Active Member Full Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Did Tubbs ever knock out anyone early that was a quality fighter--i did not check boxrec but would be surprised it this result could happen
    The Truth was susceptible to the left hook --did Tubbs possess this weapon?
    Curious if anyone say Williams fight Bruno or Witherspoon and in his prime how would the truth have done against these two fighters?
  4. killerkai1

    killerkai1 New Member Full Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    Both fighters were part of that crop of excellent boxers from the early 1980's (Thomas, Berbick, Witherspoon, Bruno, Tubbs etc) who were not exceptional but strong fighters with solid boxing skills. Can't call it.
  5. ThinBlack

    ThinBlack Boxing Addict banned

    Sep 18, 2007
    Can't see Tony stopping Carl, especially around 1985, and it would probably go to the distance, with Carl edging him out.
  6. frankenfrank

    frankenfrank Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    what a prediction , did Bruno or Morison whom were fast starters and harder punchers manage 2 do it 2 a well past his prime Williams ?
    some claim that tyson's 1st rd stoppage over him was premature and unjust .

    my prediction is that Williams wins a decision whether it is 4 10 , 12 or 15 . Tubbs unable 2 reach him often enough nor hard enough . Williams is able 2 reach Tubbs .
  7. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Weaver got to him early too. But obviously Hercules and Tyson were far bigger punchers than Tubbs.
  8. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Although Tubbs should rate higher, I'm inclined to going with the Truth by a narrow decision. Carl was in better shape for most of the duration that these guy's careers coincided, had the reach and was on an equal plane in terms of boxing skill... Left hookers with power behind their shots, was William's biggest achilles heel, and that doesn't describe Tubbs.. In addition, Carl had a pretty nasty right hand himself and probably the second best left jab of the 80's, falling second best only to Holmes'. neither man had wins that were particularly stellar and in fact, probably beat comparable opposition.. I see nothing that Tubbs has over Truth, asside from briefly holding a belt, which he won over a man that Carl would have likely beaten himself.
  9. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    I still stand by what I wrote ten years ago
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  10. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    The Truth Williams stops Tubbs in the later rounds on accumulation of punishment. That jab was hell for to deal with. TNT didn't have enough explosive power I don't believe.
  11. rinsj

    rinsj Active Member Full Member

    May 19, 2007
    I disagree. Williams would not stop Tubbs. Outpoint...maybe. But stopping him. No.
  12. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Agree. Both of these guys seemed to have a weakness for a hard left hook and neither of them had one. I see this as being a jab fest. With that said it’s reasonable to favor williams by a close decision but in truth it’s anyones fight
  13. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    Tubbs close decision.

    Better foot movement and faster hands. The jab is close.
  14. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    I see William s getting a decision but having to climb off the floor after Tubbs drops him with a fast hook.
    An entertaining fight in its own way.
  15. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Definitely an “in shape” Tubbs. This is a winner v. game loser kind of fight.