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Old 11-29-2020, 08:16 AM
 
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The most entertaining fight was between a youtube star and a basketball player. When will boxing return to it's glory.
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Old 11-29-2020, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Tyson and Jones both plugged the fight on different episodes of Joe Rogan Experience. Both claimed it would be a legitimate fight despite being an exhibition. Did it come across as such? Given they are both over 50 a draw is not an unlikely outcome but when I read that it was scored by 3 celebrity judges it has the making of a set-up.
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Old 11-29-2020, 01:03 PM
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Location: Phila & NYC
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The most entertaining fight was between a youtube star and a basketball player. When will boxing return to it's glory.
Now there are a few NHL players that want take on the youtuber.

As far as boxing returning to its glory? It never will with a weak Heavyweight Division. Would be good boxers would rather go for Football or Basketball.
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Old 11-29-2020, 06:10 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Iron Mike Tyson back in the ring after all these years. Everybody thought that he would gas out since he hasn't fought in 15 years, while Roy's last fight was 2-3 years ago. Mike was in far better shape than Roy. Mike still has tons of power, even though it was clear that he was holding back. Still quick, fast hands, great footwork, though of course not as fast as he was in his prime. Mike is my favorite boxer all-time, so I wasn't gonna miss that fight for anything.
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Iron Mike Tyson back in the ring after all these years. Everybody thought that he would gas out since he hasn't fought in 15 years, while Roy's last fight was 2-3 years ago. Mike was in far better shape than Roy. Mike still has tons of power, even though it was clear that he was holding back. Still quick, fast hands, great footwork, though of course not as fast as he was in his prime. Mike is my favorite boxer all-time, so I wasn't gonna miss that fight for anything.
Sounded like Mike tried to not hit Jones in the face. All body punches. I guess that was the "exhibition" part of it.
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Old 12-02-2020, 05:50 AM
 
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One of the commentators said it best:

Looks like my 2 uncles fighting at the family BBQ......

Roy looked beat/tired, Tyson looked ripped.
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Old 12-02-2020, 09:40 PM
 
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Sounded like Mike tried to not hit Jones in the face. All body punches. I guess that was the "exhibition" part of it.
Yea, you could see where he at the opportunities to hit Roy, but decide against it.
Mike could have knocked him out if he wanted to. Roy was so out of shape compared to Mike, it wasn't even close.
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Old 12-06-2020, 04:38 PM
 
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Now there are a few NHL players that want take on the youtuber.

As far as boxing returning to its glory? It never will with a weak Heavyweight Division. Would be good boxers would rather go for Football or Basketball.
Say his name: Jake Joseph Paul. Sooo many people are jealous of him, it’s hilarious. I hope the kid keeps rolling and racks up even more millions. Same with his brother Logan who I see will be sparring Floyd Mayweather.

This is a big deal, and big money. Nuts, but YouTube is BIG money. Tiktok, too.
Made for life in their late teens/early 20’s.
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Old 12-07-2020, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Iron Mike Tyson back in the ring after all these years. Everybody thought that he would gas out since he hasn't fought in 15 years, while Roy's last fight was 2-3 years ago. Mike was in far better shape than Roy. Mike still has tons of power, even though it was clear that he was holding back. Still quick, fast hands, great footwork, though of course not as fast as he was in his prime. Mike is my favorite boxer all-time, so I wasn't gonna miss that fight for anything.
Agreed. I thought it went pretty well considering both of them are over 50. As much as I love Mike, I hope he doesnt think this is the green light to return to real boxing. I think he gets wrecked going against Wilder, Fury, Joshua or any other active heavyweight.

But I also saw that Evander called him out. That's a good look. He should stick to fighting fellow 50 year olds. That's his lane now.
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Old 06-02-2021, 01:42 PM
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Location: Panama City Beach, FL
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Tyson squandered his youth where he could have been the only head to appear on the Mt. Rushmore of boxing. His ditching of trainer Kevin Rooney began his decent into mediocrity. Not only was he a ferocious puncher, but during the KR training era, Tyson rarely got hit. By absorbing few blows, he could have fought every 3-4 months while in his prime.

Today good boxers go years between bouts. Then before you know it, they are all shop worn has beens. Look at the records of guys now fighting for titles. Some of them have never faced an opponent with a winning record. I understand taking a cautious approach but face some competition once in a while.

Glad I got to see fighters like Marvin Hagler in his prime.
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