Would Michael Spinks had put up a better fight against Tyson Fury than Deontay Wilder did?

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  1. Spinks would have put up a better fight against Tyson Fury

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  2. Spinks would not have put up a better fight against Tyson Fury

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  1. Thesenuts

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    What do you think?
     
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  3. Kell Macabe

    Kell Macabe I don’t know s*** about boxing Full Member

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    Spinks is a higher caliber of a fighter so he’d probably do better.
     
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  4. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood When I'm drinking you leave me well alone banned Full Member

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    Fury beats Spinks.
     
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  5. Thesenuts

    Thesenuts New Member banned Full Member

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    You would think so.
     
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  6. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

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    Depends on the Fury that faces him, if it a boxing match then Mr Spinks will be ok, however if Fury is in mood to ragdoll Spinks then no, Wilder had a certain right hand to be respected, Spinks would not have that, Mr Spinks not having the firepower or size to counter the giant behemoth.
     
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  7. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Forget about better fight i think Spinks has a decent chance of actually beating Fury.
     
  8. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    They would have had to lable Spinks or Fury might mistake him for lunch and devour him. No, Spinks would not have done better at all. His best advantage would have been his tiny size which means Fury would have to have brought a magnifying glass with him to the ring to locate him with.
     
  9. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    No, Spinks beat a washed up, did not know how to hold Cooney.
    Fury would not only be bigger & stronger, but more skilled by far.

    Fury is way bigger than a built up Spinks, whose knees were going when he even reached his biggest size.
    Add that in with his many talents & holding, it would not be very competitive.
     
  10. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Just to remind people Spinks wasn't that small, he was 6'2 1/2 very close to 6'3. Cunningham is round about the same size as Spinks, and gave Fury all he could handle. I believe Spinks's awkward elusive style, would be more troublesome for Fury than people believe.
     
  11. Manfred

    Manfred Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Fury is too big for Spinks but what I will say is this, if Wilder had Spinks skills he would have stopped Fury in all three fights.
     
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  12. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    OK but you are not taking near the best Fury.
    Any near top fighter might trouble another even better on any given day.
    Take Tyson nearer to his prime against a man who was 0-3 & 1-5 in his last fights, Tillis, who defied advice & trade/hooked with Tyson-except for the brief knockdown it would have been at best a draw for Tyson.

    But that does not mean it likely that Tillis or a similar fighter would beat the best Tyson.
    Ditto for say Conn or comparing similar fighters & sizes against the Brown Bomber-& Louis was peak then.
     
  13. Dannymita

    Dannymita Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Av I missed something or have the 3 victories over wilder made tyson fury the h2h goat... Seems it from the comments
     
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  14. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No. Spinks didn't have the pop to keep Fury honest and Fury would just walk through him.
     
  15. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Whereas I am not sure that I agree I love your faith in a great fighter.

    Cheers.
     
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