Tyson’s Chin Rating?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by SeanK, Apr 14, 2019.


  1. Sting like a bean

    Sting like a bean Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,792
    1,255
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Apr 9, 2017
    I'd say Louis is kind of similar to Holmes in that sense.
     
    George Crowcroft likes this.
  2. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

    2,011
    1,791
    Sportsbook:
    563
    Jun 24, 2017
    Holmes had a far better chin though.
     
  3. SeanK

    SeanK New Member Full Member

    99
    100
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Apr 3, 2019
    That would be very interesting. Personally I’d be tempted to give Ali a 10. Although a suppose a 10 should be absolutely perfect (like Chuvalo never hitting the canvas)
     
  4. SeanK

    SeanK New Member Full Member

    99
    100
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Apr 3, 2019
    9 is way to hard for a guy whose been put to sleep before
     
  5. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,961
    2,815
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Nov 21, 2009
    Thus has spoken the village idiot! All hail Goofy!
     
    robert ungurean and PhillyPhan69 like this.
  6. lloydturnip

    lloydturnip Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,786
    1,167
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 5, 2016
  7. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

    7,001
    894
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Nov 13, 2010
    Bonavena didn't punch anywhere like Ruddock did.
     
    ironchamp likes this.
  8. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

    7,001
    894
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Nov 13, 2010
    Tyson's chin is top tier. Oliver McCall is the only one I can honestly give a 10 for chin. Dude was never knocked off his feet.

    I would go with 8.5 to a solid 9. His chin is up there with the best of them. His come forward style made the magnitude of shots he got hit with much more powerful. He never got decked with a single shot nor was he in trouble unless from a cumulative of blows. Tucker, Bonecrusher and Bruno were the only guys who tested that chin with solid single shots that would knock lesser fighters down and maybe even out.

    Don't get me started with the shots he absorbed from Ruddock...
     
    ironchamp and gerryb like this.
  9. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Boxing Addict Full Member

    3,196
    4,239
    Sportsbook:
    115
    Jul 18, 2018
    They're actually quite comparable IMO
     
  10. SeanK

    SeanK New Member Full Member

    99
    100
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Apr 3, 2019
    Definitely not top tier, no. Absorbing good punches sometimes in some fights isn’t good enough. It needs to be consistent. Tyson visited the canvas far too many times for top tier status imo
     
    robert ungurean and Wass1985 like this.
  11. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

    8,030
    3,684
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Mar 19, 2012
    Ah...Tommy Morrison took them.

    Frazier would take those all day. It wouldnt even change his expression. He would still be grinning.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
  12. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

    8,030
    3,684
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Mar 19, 2012
    Tyson's chin =8
    Glass Mind=3
     
    Glass City Cobra likes this.
  13. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,209
    1,574
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    May 18, 2006
    Tyson's chin was very solid in that it took a lot of shots/very hard punches to hurt him. I'd give him a solid 8 for his chin.

    Conversely Tyson's powers of recovery were ordinary in that once he was hurt he was usually done. The Bruno fight aside (and I think he was stunned more than badly hurt there) he never came back in a fight once he was floored/badly hurt to survive let alone win. It's just that it generally took a lot to get him into this state because of the sturdiness of that chin.
     
    Glass City Cobra and Wass1985 like this.
  14. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

    12,277
    4,276
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    May 4, 2017
    OMG! Tommy was floored and Ruddock was past his best, the punch he knocked Dokes out with would have sparked Frazier cold, Frazier was a far better fighter than Ruddock, but Razor had more power than him.
     
    Sangria likes this.
  15. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    13,807
    1,966
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Feb 18, 2012
    That post shows your confusion, pack it in lad.....
     


Sign up for ESPN+ and Stream Live Sports! Advertisement