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View Poll Results: Who comes out on top?
Mike Tyson 12 80.00%
Wladimir Klitschko 3 20.00%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Let's say that Mike Tyson was born in 1990 instead of 1966. Kevin Rooney is his trainer (and Mike actually listens, trains and eats right....and NO Robin Givens). Klitschko is in his current form. If you were the corner man for Klitschko, what would be your advice? And finally, would that advice lead to victory?
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:09 PM
 
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You selected the brother with a glass jaw. With his power, I think that he could KO Tyson but not with that glass jaw. This is an easy win, Tyson round 1.

I think the older brother can beat Tyson. Matter of fact, i seriously think that this would be one sided match.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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You selected the brother with a glass jaw. With his power, I think that he could KO Tyson but not with that glass jaw. This is an easy win, Tyson round 1.

I think the older brother can beat Tyson. Matter of fact, i seriously think that this would be one sided match.
Yeah, I don't know about that. Vitali could possibly frustrate Tyson by constantly jabbing and tying him up in the early rounds. He'd have to make it about conditioning and try to outlast Mike over the long haul. But he's never faced anyone with Tyson's speed and ferocity. And he's not the most mobile fighter on earth. Once Tyson stepped around to the outside and started delivering massive shovel hooks to his lanky frame, he'd be eating canvass.

I think Vlad is the better technical fighter anyway.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Also, I don't know why some people say the reach disparity would play signficantly in the Klitschkos favor. Did Mike really struggle against tall fighters or tall and mobile fighters? James Tillis was a difficult target for Tyson because he used his jab effectively and changed ranges rather fluidly. The Klitschkos aren't nearly as evasive (massive understatement).


Mike Tyson VS James Tillis 1986-05-03 - YouTube
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I am probably in the minority but, sometimes, I wonder if Mike Tyson is the most overrated fighter in history. He only fought a handful of quality fighters in his career and was dominated by all of them. Even Buster whipped him. He looked amazing knocking out scrub after scrub after scrub.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:00 AM
 
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Bondurant, I dont think that your a minority. Tyson was powerful, he destroyed everyone and he fought in an era with minimal competition. What made his story even better is that he was and still is crazy.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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Wlad is a great fighter, but Tyson is his kryptonite.

I don't even think Wlad wants a piece of Chisora who is the most similiar fighter in boxing to Mike Tyson, but obviously a far inferior version.

Chisora gave Vitali everything he could handle, and his style is to come in low, on the inside.

His style is a nightmare for Wlad. Imagine Tyson.

Tyson would knock Wlad out into next week. He would have more trouble with Vitali, but I think he would prove too much for him as well, but he would win a tough decision.

Wlad does much better against sluggers or guys that box.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:00 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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Pre Cus d'amato?
Hell No!

After Cus d'mato's Death?
Maybe(One Tyson hay maker and the fights over)

After Tyson went to jail?
Wladimir Klitschko Whips Tyson's A$$
Imo Tyson was not the same fighter after he went to jail.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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Nobody addressed the second part of my post. If you're in Vlad's corner, what do you tell him?
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:34 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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Nobody addressed the second part of my post. If you're in Vlad's corner, what do you tell him?
Stick and move
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