Were there any boxers that would be able to beat Tyson mid-range?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Lewis and Holy beat Tyson at long range so did Buster, Lewois clinched a lot whenever Tyson closed the distance, was there ever a fighter that could have beat prime Mike at mid-range?
     
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    SheenLantern New Member Full Member

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  3. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Bowe was very easy to hit at that range wheras Tyson wasn`t.
     
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    Gazelle Punch Active Member Full Member

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    Interesting...although I’d say Holyfield beat Tyson inside not long range but it’s been awhile since I watched the fights. In the first six rounds of a fight I’ll say no one. After that there are many that could.
     
  5. ironchamp

    ironchamp Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Judging by history if you're going to beat Tyson its usually because he have him beat from the start. Douglas, Holyfield and Lewis for that matter all did very well early on and were able to maintain their effectiveness over the course of the fight. Only Frans Botha was unable to do so despite having a strong showing early on.

    If Tyson is ahead after 6 rounds, he's not going to lose.
     
  6. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bronson Full Member

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    Mike was monster at mid and short range.
    He was much more vulnerable on the inside in my opinion.
     
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    Jel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yeah, he wasn't a great inside fighter, although his uppercut up close was vicious.
     
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    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Holyfield did not beat Tyson at long range at all.
     
  9. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Dempsey and Holyfield

    Marciano could compete with him but I think his best work would come in the inside
     
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    Venkman New Member Full Member

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    Danny Williams DID beat Tyson at mid range
     
  11. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Holy tied Mike up everytime he got inside.
     
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    mark ant Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    I was talking about prime Mike.
     
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    mark ant Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Could Dempsey take Mike`s power? He was never hit that hard, Mike took Ruddock`s best shots.
     
  14. BoxingPurest

    BoxingPurest Active Member Full Member

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    Yes sir, quite a few of them, Around his time i'd say as long as Morrison didn't get caught first he'd have a good shot. Gerry Cooney would have a great chance with Tyson at mid-range. An interesting match up would have been George Chuvalo 'best chin in boxing history' vs a young Prime Tyson under the old rule set 15 rounds!!
     
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  15. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Dempsey hits harder than anyone Mike ever fought, Mike hits harder than anyone Dempsey fought. Pretty good exchange.

    Dempsey fought Firpo, Brennan and Fulton, though the latter didn't land much lol

    Anyways imo Tyson hits harder but Dempsey is faster, might clock Tyson first and set a bad snowball effect
     
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