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Old 04-05-2012, 12:10 AM
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Default The Heavyweight Tournament won by Tony Tubbs?!

As a kid, I recall seeing a heavyweight tournament on TV in the early '90's, I believe. I remember Tony Tubbs emerged victorious. I don't know what it pertained to but can someone refresh my memory? You know, even though Tubbs was known to often fight while out of shape, he did have some pretty good boxing skills back in the day...
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:40 AM
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Was it on ESPN or the West Virginia state fair?, I can only remember Tyson hitting him and 2-3 seconds later falling, hard to comeback after that.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:20 AM
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I think you're mistaken a bit. Tyson was not a part of it. This may've been immediately after he had gone to prison in '92.
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As a kid, I recall seeing a heavyweight tournament on TV in the early '90's, I believe. I remember Tony Tubbs emerged victorious. I don't know what it pertained to but can someone refresh my memory? You know, even though Tubbs was known to often fight while out of shape, he did have some pretty good boxing skills back in the day...
Tubbs did have some pretty good skills, but this wasn't much of a tournament, more like a bunch of exhibitions.

http://www.enotes.com/topic/People%2...ght_Tournament
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:49 AM
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Tubbs did have some pretty good skills, but this wasn't much of a tournament, more like a bunch of exhibitions.

http://www.enotes.com/topic/People%2...ght_Tournament
I remember after it he had said "I'm getting old!!!!"
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Tubbs did have some pretty good skills, but this wasn't much of a tournament, more like a bunch of exhibitions.

http://www.enotes.com/topic/People%2...ght_Tournament
It was like exhibitions, it counted on their record as pro bouts but when seasoned pro's fight in 3 round bouts instead of 10, it is meaningless.
I remember ordering it and after I decided to pass if they did it again. They did offer a cash bonus for kos if I remember correctly. If they did this today with contenders and made it 10 rounds it would be great, much like the great tourneys at the Great Western Forum in the 90's.
I don't even watch the Prizefighter(UK) tourneys now because watching 3 round bouts are pointless with the pros.
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