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Benncollinsaad
09-13-2009, 11:54 AM
What woulda happened if Tony Tubbs had stayed clean? I think he'd become an ATG, no doubt. He was the best hw technician of the 80's imo and the early 90's as well. But then the drugs did their work and he fell. He still continued fighting for some time, but he was no longer the same.

Let us not forget that many believe he outboxed Bowe in '91. I think it was a draw. And I'm a Bowe fan. He also beat Greg Page, his old amateur nemesis, while Page was in his prime and captured the WBA title. Unfortunately, Tubbs was never the most committed boxer when it came to training, so he turned up out of shape for the first defence against Tim Witherspoon but still gave Terrible Tim a close fight. He also beat Bonecrusher Smith on points before that fateful Tyson fight where he was giving Mike a boxing lesson before getting caught flush with that big left hook.

In conclusion, Tubbs was a great talent that didn't quite fullfil his great potential.

sonnyboyx2
09-13-2009, 01:03 PM
Tony Tubbs was a very good fighter but like already said `Drugs ruined him`

Obama
09-13-2009, 01:47 PM
What woulda happened if Tony Tubbs had stayed clean? I think he'd become an ATG, no doubt.

So do you think Eddie Chambers is going to be an ATG if he keeps up the shape he was in for his last fight? It's basically believing the same thing.

MANGLER
09-13-2009, 01:55 PM
He wasn't givin Mike a boxing lesson. He won rd 1 and got KTFO in rd 2. And Tubbs was a good fighter, but he woulda been felled by lack of conditioning anyway. I coulda seen him goin further if he stayed clean of course, but bein overweight woulda stopped him from achievin true gr8ness imo. If he couldn't get in top physical form, it woulda cost him against the top opposition he woulda needed to face in order to become an ATG.

GJC
09-13-2009, 05:20 PM
Not a big fan of his in all honesty him and a few others of that period didn't look fit to my eyes and that was before they started taking the Columbian marching powder.
Don't argue he was talented but as the old phrase goes 10% inspiration 90% persperation.

Dynamite76
09-21-2009, 12:00 PM
Outside of Page, the best pure boxer of the 80's bunch.If he stayed clean, he would've done some damage, but his lack of power, and not great chin would still hurt him to some degree.

TheGreatA
09-21-2009, 12:11 PM
Marvis Frazier vs Tony Tubbs amateur bout with Joe Frazier and Ken Norton commentating:

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Slimey Limey
09-21-2009, 12:20 PM
Practically the only Heavyweight to fulfill his potential in the 80s was Larry Holmes. Tubby belongs with the rest of the waste of talent. Great fighter, zero legacy.

1SILVA
09-21-2009, 12:46 PM
What woulda happened if Tony Tubbs had stayed clean? I think he'd become an ATG, no doubt. He was the best hw technician of the 80's imo and the early 90's as well. But then the drugs did their work and he fell. He still continued fighting for some time, but he was no longer the same.

Let us not forget that many believe he outboxed Bowe in '91. I think it was a draw. And I'm a Bowe fan. He also beat Greg Page, his old amateur nemesis, while Page was in his prime and captured the WBA title. Unfortunately, Tubbs was never the most committed boxer when it came to training, so he turned up out of shape for the first defence against Tim Witherspoon but still gave Terrible Tim a close fight. He also beat Bonecrusher Smith on points before that fateful Tyson fight where he was giving Mike a boxing lesson before getting caught flush with that big left hook.

In conclusion, Tubbs was a great talent that didn't quite fullfil his great potential.

Tubbs was just like his name- A TUB OF LARD!!!!!!! Never met a buffet table he didn't like. Never was impressed with him. The fight with Page was one of the worst fights I had ever seen live. Two overweight, undertrained fighters who wasted a lot of talent. Just like John Tate

Derranged
09-21-2009, 01:37 PM
The same guy that KO'd Corrie Sanders?

TheGreatA
09-21-2009, 01:50 PM
The same guy that KO'd Corrie Sanders?

That was Tony's even more overweight, less talented brother Nate Tubbs. Nate used to weigh 205 but against Corrie Sanders he came in at 262. Didn't stop him from KO'ing Sanders though.

Tony Tubbs managed to win a decision over Brian Minto when he was nearly 50 years old.

Ziggy Stardust
09-21-2009, 02:44 PM
the Columbian marching powder

:haha: I'm stealing that line :rofl:

Poet

mickey malone
09-22-2009, 05:30 PM
I remember Tubbs when he was up & coming.. Had great talent, & I enjoyed watching him.. Although not particularly powerful, moved gracefully while throwing fast combinations which kind of defied his flabby physique..
I'd be inclined to say, he would have been very good indeed had he stayed away from the gear, much like Michael Dokes..

Davros?
09-23-2009, 04:33 AM
I remember Tubbs when he was up & coming.. Had great talent, & I enjoyed watching him.. Although not particularly powerful, moved gracefully while throwing fast combinations which kind of defied his flabby physique..
I'd be inclined to say, he would have been very good indeed had he stayed away from the gear, much like Michael Dokes..

Dokes and Tubbs would both have been much better had they stayed off the drugs.

Dynamite76
11-04-2009, 05:46 PM
Unfortunately, both couldn't punch.