Tyson, Liston and Lyle all in the same prison at the same time?

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  1. Holmes77

    Holmes77 Member Full Member

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    Who is the leader of this pack???? I’m going with Liston!!!!
     
  2. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    What if Gary glitters in there , singing "Do you wanna be in my gang, my gang ''??
     
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  3. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    Considering they're all boxers and if they rumble it's gonna be boxing I'd pick Tyson. His head movement, strength and speed advantages give him the edge here. Lyle and Liston are MUCH slower and more reliant on parrying/catching. But there is no footage of any man fighting bare knuckle or "On the street" but all three are familiar with it.
     
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  4. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    My money is on Charles Sonny Liston, he probably owned several yards through his youth, he was not adopted by anyone to save him from himself. Sonny used to break bones for his employers like Frankie Carbo and Blinky Palermo while collecting debts for them. He had a knack for putting policemen upside down in neighborhood alley's, like he did in 1957. He was not a measly purse snatcher or one to fight a skinny fighter on the street corner, he took part in heavy duty crimes thus building his reputation, but Mike Tyson and Ron Lyle were sound backups in Rumble situations. I believe a gang consisting of those three hellions would be unbeatable.
     
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  5. populistpugilist

    populistpugilist New Member Full Member

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    I think Tyson would have seen Liston as the ultimate father figure and followed him off a cliff.
     
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  6. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Inspired by @Fergy 's funny Gary Glitter reference.

    All in prison at the same time?

    I think they'd form a boy band: The Back Street, New Hard Knock Kids On The Block (C-Block).

    Sonny on vocals (because Sonny said so). Ronnie on tambourine (because Sonny said so). Mikey on Kazoo (because Sonny said so). The male equivalent to The Supremes.
     
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  7. Kid Bacon

    Kid Bacon All-Time-Fat Full Member

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    My guess is Tyson will be the one picking up the soap...
     
  8. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Stop ! In the Name Of Love, Before I Break Your Jaw. Lol.
     
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  9. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

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    "Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz".....
     
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  10. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It has to be Dial, Don't You Wish Everybody Else Did. The old Dial soap commercial of the 1960's. Lol.
     
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  11. Moggy94

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  12. Joe.Boxer

    Joe.Boxer Chinchecker banned Full Member

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    Tyson gets spit roasted.
     
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  13. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Agreed, Tyson probably never owned any yards in the Penal System, street fighting is not the Marquis Of Queensbury rules, it has to do with kicking, gouging out someone's eyes, bashing in their skull. The only thing that Tyson ever did remotely near street fighting was to bite an ear. Cus D Amato protected him, so did Kevin Rooney, no one protected Liston or Lyle.
     
  14. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    At the time they served their respective sentences, Tyson would have been the most dangerous of the three.

    He was a former champion at the time.
     
  15. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Wasn't Sonny Liston a former champion also? Liston beat Floyd Patterson for the title on Sept 26 1962.