MMA Mike Tyson when he was young

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  1. G-n-P

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    :werd: ...mike tyson is the greatest ever in my book
     
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    He was damn good
     
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    sick highlight, I wonder how he would have done if he decided to train muay thai instead.
     
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    mike tyson was born for boxing...i couldn't imagine it any other way
     
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    Nice highlight.
     
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    I agree.
     
  8. Jeff Merr

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    Is this the same highlight made by Hero?
     
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    nope...im gonna upload that one tonight though
     
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    no this isn't the hero highlight, that one is much longer I believe. I have tyson's greatest hits volume 2 if anybody wants it... its a pretty big file though, so i am going to have to transfer it via AIM.
     
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    its a shame rickson vs tyson never happened :mamoru:

    seriously though, that woulda been interesting
     
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    rickson would have gotten bitten
     
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    Mirwolf Im confused and so am I

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    Wow is head movement is amazing :eek4:
     
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    That is the biggest difference in his early vs. later fights IMO. He used to be such a great old school styled fighter. He also had some ridiculous body shots. Stuff you just don't see a lot of today.
     
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    Im curious as to why you don't see a lot of body shots. Even in MMA everyone is trying to knock off their opponents head and neglects to punish the body.
     
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    I believe the only two boxers to have knocked a guy out cold with body punches were Ali and Tyson.


    BTW I think Tyson was the toughest most dangerous man to step inside a boxing ring. EVER!
     
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    I wonder how tyson would stack up against the masters of other fighting techniques?
     
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    TYSON VS BRUCE LEE AMGROFLBBQWTF
     
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    IBideletethefuckingthreadifthathappensagain
     
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    Tyson was very good in his younger years although he was far from the best. Certainly not the most dangerous. Ali destroyed men who weren't up to the challenge.

    I'd Ali was still better as well as Frasier and thats just heavyweights. Michael Moorer was/is an excellent fighter. Very methodical style and seemingly fearless. His decision to stand in front of George Foreman was gutsy as hell (even though it ended up costing him the fight)
    Tyson has immense punching power though. I wouldn't want to be on the recieving end of one of those.
     
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    IMO

    Tyson=most overwhelming, most freakishly talented, most truly dominant

    Ali=The Greastest, the best example of a champion of a winner....in any sport

    Frasier=the toughest guy to ever get in the ring (maybe jake lamotta?)

    There are many aspects of "the best", I don't know wether ali would have been able to wether tyson's brutal power and ridiculous speed in his prime. I also don't know that ali wouldn't have exploited tyson's mental weaknesses.
     
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    If Holyfield beat Tyson, I think Ali would have been able to as well.

    Thats another good fighter I forgot about. Holyfield was a talented boxer who wasn't great at any one thing, but very good at all things. He was able to go toe to toe with Tyson as well as move around when needed.
    Good all around puncher.
     
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    Holyfield wouldn't have lasted 2 rounds with tyson before 1988. You have to understand Tyson's biggest weakness was his mental game. When he had the right people behind him, training him, supporting and watching him....he was almost flawless. After '88 and he went away he never got that world class finese back...he got sloppy.
     
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    Holyfield deserves some credit for actually taking some hard hits from Tyson whereas Lennox Lewis didn't have to take any.

    Tyson's biggest advantage when he was young was the intimidation factor. These fighters were used to taking things slow. When they got hit hard right away harder than they've ever been hit most of them went into shock and broke down. Tyson made them feel like they were going to die.

    Prison ruined him. He spent 4 years behind bars. When he came out he was slow, telegraphed his punches, had no defense, and did not train correctly. Young Tyson could match his opponent's cardio for 12 rounds. Against Lewis he gassed after round 1.
     

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