Tyson's championship opponents and their demise

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  1. GordonGarner65

    GordonGarner65 Active Member Full Member

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    Was it just a coincidence that most of Mike's championship opponents achieved so little after they fought him ? Granted Bruno and Holmes had legs post Tyson, but Berbick, Bonecrusher, Thomas, Tucker,Biggs, Spinks,Williams,Tubbs all amounted to next to little post Tyson.
    That could be looked at in different ways.
    Thoughts ?
     
  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    They didn't achieve an awful lot before he fought them either.
     
  3. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Active Member Full Member

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    Interesting contrast to Holmes...uh, how many of his challengers became champions?
     
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    Woller Active Member Full Member

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    Check out a book titled "The Long Round" by Dominic Calder-Smith. Lots of info there.
     
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  5. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    And he ruined most of em . Same as Dempsey did , same as Marciano and Louis . With the odd exception , most of the guys that these men faced , when they really were at the top of their game ,were never the same .in the case with Tyson ,look at excellent boxer's like Thomas , Tucker and Spinks . Thomas was done , Tucker went off from the sport for a while while Spinks could'nt face fighting ever again !
     
  6. Unforgiven

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    Tubbs actually had some decent wins and performances post-Tyson.
     
  7. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Active Member Full Member

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    It remains Mike's biggest win...though the fact that Michael's biggest win came against a grandfather takes the sparkle out of the victory imo.

    To this day I wish he'd stayed at light-heavy, which is where I loved him.