What if Mike Tyson did fight Bob Sapp

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by MixedMartialLaw, Aug 13, 2021.

  1. MixedMartialLaw

    MixedMartialLaw New Member Full Member

    Jun 30, 2021
    Many remember this infamous event from 2003:

    Bob Sapp at the time was a 6'5", 330 lbs behemoth in his prime. How would that fight have gone down?
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  2. Rakesh

    Rakesh Member Full Member

    Jul 6, 2021
    Tyson by murder after Sapp tires out after throwing 3 overhand hayemakers in the first round.
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  3. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

    Sep 1, 2019
    Sapp fresh as a daisy an full of energy gets stunned an took out by anything Tyson connects with. He won’t be around for his cardio to f up , over rapidly
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  4. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    In MMA? Sapp would have wasted Mike back then.

    Sapp beat better strikers, took punishment that Mike would never have been able to take, was I'm his prime, and Mike was shot.

    Trust me, Sapp was one seriously dangerous guy back then while Tyson was a shell of himself.

    This should be Tyson's next exhibition fight actually.
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  5. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    It REALLY depends on when in Sapp's career Tyson fights him. There's a clear break point: the moment Cro Cop broke Sapp's orbital bone Sapp was never the same again. Before that moment, Sapp takes Tyson down and pounds Tyson into gravy. After that moment Sapp tries until he gets hit in the mouth and taps out.
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  6. testez

    testez Member Full Member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Are we talking about the same Bob Sapp who started crying in the ring when he was hit?
    In any kind of stand up fight(boxing/kickboxing) Tyson TKOs him 10 times out of 10. Sapp had no business being in a ring. He was a circus freak with a huge following in Japan.
  7. elmaldito

    elmaldito Skillz Full Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    10 secs
    Id knock out bob sapp in 1 round
  8. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    Maybe, but I still don't like Mike's chances.

    When his speed left him, his power wasn't what it was. I'd still take a post-Mirko Sapp to win. Mike just didn't have it in him in the 2000's.
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  9. TMLT87

    TMLT87 New Member Full Member

    Feb 21, 2021
    In MMA Sapp would have beat him, might have even done it in kickboxing as well. Mike was well past his best by then and the size/strength difference was monumental. And around that time Sapp did beat one of the greatest HW kickboxers ever and also gave one of the greatest HW MMA fighters ever all he could handle too, just through raw strength and size. He wouldnt have been able to KO Mike but he probably could have just swarmed him and ragdolled him to a point where the ref stopped it.
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  10. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 26, 2019
    K1 rules it'd be interesting Sapp wasnt very good but 2000s Mike was badly washed and out of shape.
  11. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I am very physically stay humble Full Member

    Sep 5, 2016
    In anything other than straight boxing I'd give Sapp a decent chance, simply due to Tyson being an ageing fighter out of his element.

    In a boxing match, even in his faded condition, Tyson would have wrecked him.
  12. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    A street fight is all about striking and staying on your feet. Even then I would favour Tyson

    In a grappling or ground situation it goes to Sapp. His size would play a big factor too

    Anything involving staying upright and Tyson is a big favourite
  13. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Maybe this fight slipped your attention:

    And maybe this fight too:

    There was a time when Bob Sapp was legitimately a threat to ANYbody in the ring. His sheer size and brute strength compensated for his lack of skills. Hoost and Nogueira are ATG's in their respective disciplines and Sapp gave them everything they could handle. It shouldn't happen but it did. Tyson against THAT version of Sapp in MMA is straight up unfair to Tyson.

    The other version of Sapp ... well, yeah that wouldn't end well for Sapp assuming we're talking a good version of Tyson.
  14. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    First clean shot Tyson landed would have been it…. Sapp is huge,but no chin, the lung capacity of an ant, and zero boxing ability.
  15. Themessiah

    Themessiah no hables tanta mierda Full Member

    Feb 1, 2021
    Mike hits harder than anyone Sapp had faced. Sapp also turtles up and quits easily. If it goes to the ground though, Mike is ****ed