Tyson's jab.

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  1. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    If Tyson was on form, his jab worked.


    The very few moments where he competed with Douglas was when Bright started to scream the D'Amato number for the jab (three if memory serves me right) in his combinations.


    But as mentioned, generally the jab was a relatively minor part of Tyson's arsenal.
     
  2. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    When he split from Rooney it was taken off Tyson as part of the property split along with his 12 rounds of head movement.

    Tyson could have contested this but preferred to not contest the division of assets to keep things amicable and spare the offspring further harm.
     
  3. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    :lol:
     
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  4. BELLERS

    BELLERS Active Member Full Member

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    Tyson had a decent jab. I just think it was used more to gauge distance or put opponents on the back foot so he could use his better attributes, speed & power.
     
  5. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Mike got custody of the pigeons, which was really all he wanted.
     
  6. El Gallo Negro

    El Gallo Negro Active Member banned Full Member

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    Abdul Aziz would use his jab very sparingly, but he did use it quite effectively when he did
     
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  7. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not close to being correct, fact is he out-jabbed many of his opponents in his prime, though most were taller and had longer reach.
    His key was his timing , quickness, anticipation.
     
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  8. Kokid1783

    Kokid1783 New Member Full Member

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    Very weird message board lol according to half the
    This is the correct answer.. every one else talking nonsense
     
  9. UFC2020

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    His jab along with many other skills attributes declined after leaving Rooney
     
  10. salty trunks

    salty trunks Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Kevin Rooney always wanted everything setup behind the jab. I think Richie Giachetti even more so, but Tyson had an excellent jab and excellent timing, something he never regained after prison. Yes his skill set was very inconsistent. He looked very different in my opinion, under the four trainers that were with him for more then a few fights. Rooney having the best schooled disciplined complete fighter, who had very good defense, timing and combination punching. Giachetti probably the second best, just based on Tyson still being young and determined and Giachettis understanding of the importance of fundamentals. Snowell actually became a decent trainer later in his career, but he was a Tim Witherspoon gym hanger on, that really didnt know enough to handle Tyson at the championshjp level at that time.
    After getting out of jail, his fundamentals and defense were almost amatuerish, but he still had the power and intimidation factor. What was Jay Bright going to teach him anyway? How to bake cookies? He was a chef not a boxing trainer.
    Tommy Brooks was an excellent trainer, and although he could never get Tyson to love boxing, he looked much better, using more angles head movement and combination punching. Tyson never consistently fought in shape under Brooks, but I felt had he gone into the Lewis fight shortly after facing Savarese he would have had a much better shot. He was coming off two pretty consistent camps, and looked pretty good. Instead he took a lot of time off got fat and came back heavy again against Nielson, a fight Nielson might have won had he hung in a few more rounds. Tyson was tiring quickly.