View Full Version : who did spinks beat to be so highly regarded as good??


Dempsey 1919
02-08-2006, 05:38 PM
well, obviously mystyal2k5 made his thread to try to downgrade ali's competition, so i'll do the same for tyson. this was tyson's biggest win in his entire career, knocking out a light heavyweight. how good as a hw was spinks really? who in their prime did he really beat worth mentioning?

Southpaw Stinger
02-08-2006, 06:07 PM
Spinks cannot be considered a great HW by anyones standards.

machotime
02-08-2006, 06:09 PM
well, obviously mystyal2k5 made his thread to try to downgrade ali's competition, so i'll do the same for tyson. this was tyson's biggest win in his entire career, knocking out a light heavyweight. how good as a hw was spinks really? who in their prime did he really beat worth mentioning?
UUUUUUUMMMMMMMM? HMMMMMMMM? He held a belt, that's about it.

king4fore
02-08-2006, 10:11 PM
he beat a 48-0 larry holmes, who went on later to give evander holyfield hell and beat up a prime ray mercer,he also kod the power punching gerry cooney

Kid Canada
02-09-2006, 10:28 AM
He didn`t really beat Holmes. Watch the fight.

moondog0
02-09-2006, 11:30 AM
He was a great light heavy weight, and a good heavyweight because of his boxing skill, he wasn't big enough to weigh in with the great heavyweights, I don't think Mystyal thinks that either, nice try Butterfly. Are You related to Ali, you seem to be enthralled with the man, get some help...

Kid Achilles
02-09-2006, 01:12 PM
Michael Spinks was a pretender. Liston would beat that gimp with the left hand only.

Nah, he was actually an all time great LHW and a pretty decent heavyweight as well. Not top 20 material though as far as champions go, but he would kick a lot of ass if he were fighting today.

The Noose
02-09-2006, 01:33 PM
But the question remains...why did alot of people think he would beat Tyson?

RockyMarcianofan00
02-09-2006, 05:35 PM
Michael Spinks was a pretender. Liston would beat that gimp with the left hand only.

Nah, he was actually an all time great LHW and a pretty decent heavyweight as well. Not top 20 material though as far as champions go, but he would kick a lot of ass if he were fighting today.
yea but mostly anybody from years past could rip threw todays heavyweights

i guess that means in coming years we're do for some good fighters
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Kid Achilles
02-09-2006, 05:58 PM
Tyson at the time was still untested. All the talent in the world means nothing if you don't have the intangibles (heart, intelligence, the ability to make adjustments during a fight) to back it up. Spinks had the experience, the skill, and the heart to give him a good test and possibly take him into the late rounds and dismantle him. Unfortunately, Spinks was intimidated and bombed out in short order before he was ever in the fight.

RockyMarcianofan00
02-09-2006, 07:44 PM
He didn`t really beat Holmes. Watch the fight.
honestly that doesn't matter because he beat him and he was regarded as good so
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Yogi
02-09-2006, 09:04 PM
But the question remains...why did alot of people think he would beat Tyson?

A better question should be...Who are these "alot" or "many" people who thought Spinks could beat Tyson, because according to an article I read a couple of weeks ago in regards to the pre-fight press conferance, the vast majority of the boxing writers in attendance predicted that Tyson was going to go through Spinks much in the manner he did (Torres book on Tyson covers this to a lesser extent, as well, as do the odds that heavily favoured Tyson to win...from memory it was something like 7-1 or 8-1)?

I've often heard the "many thought Spinks would win" comment from those who feel the need to bolster that win of Tyson's, but for the life of me I can't recall one single opinion which backs up that statement.

Dempsey 1919
02-09-2006, 10:02 PM
A better question should be...Who are these "alot" or "many" people who thought Spinks could beat Tyson, because according to an article I read a couple of weeks ago in regards to the pre-fight press conferance, the vast majority of the boxing writers in attendance predicted that Tyson was going to go through Spinks much in the manner he did (Torres book on Tyson covers this to a lesser extent, as well, as do the odds that heavily favoured Tyson to win...from memory it was something like 7-1 or 8-1)?

I've often heard the "many thought Spinks would win" comment from those who feel the need to bolster that win of Tyson's, but for the life of me I can't recall one single opinion which backs up that statement.

great post! 5mil points for you!

king4fore
02-11-2006, 12:49 AM
he won the first one. but the second one he lost

king4fore
02-11-2006, 12:52 AM
at the time most people thought he was the only guy who could do something against tyson

supaduck
02-11-2006, 07:47 AM
On the commentary when Tyson one one of the commentators said "Tyson just demolished a guy a lot of people fancied to win this fight..."