Forum Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Boxing Forums > Boxing History

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-28-2007, 02:31 AM #1
ceboxer15 ceboxer15 is offline
Interim Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 981
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Rep Power: 18
ceboxer15 has a reputation beyond reputeceboxer15 has a reputation beyond reputeceboxer15 has a reputation beyond reputeceboxer15 has a reputation beyond reputeceboxer15 has a reputation beyond reputeceboxer15 has a reputation beyond reputeceboxer15 has a reputation beyond reputeceboxer15 has a reputation beyond reputeceboxer15 has a reputation beyond reputeceboxer15 has a reputation beyond reputeceboxer15 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 7,495.00
Bank: 1,000.00
Total Points: 8,495.00
Default Who was Tyson's best early opponent?

When I say early, I mean before Tyson made it big and got his shot against Trevor Berbick. Now, people always say that all his opponents from that time were nobody's, but of all them, which do you think is the best fighter. IMO, Jesse Furguson is the best. I believe he lasted the longest against of all those opponents, but I don't remember. Anyway, Furguson was a good fighter, he had a good jab, and decent power. He lasted until the 6th when he was DQed for execessive holding of Tyson's arms, however, the fight is listed as a 6th round TKO win for Tyson, but nontheless, he's still the best of all them, IMO.
ceboxer15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007, 02:43 AM #2
brownpimp88 brownpimp88 is offline
Mike Tyson the Third
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,553
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Rep Power: 18
brownpimp88 has a reputation beyond reputebrownpimp88 has a reputation beyond reputebrownpimp88 has a reputation beyond reputebrownpimp88 has a reputation beyond reputebrownpimp88 has a reputation beyond reputebrownpimp88 has a reputation beyond reputebrownpimp88 has a reputation beyond reputebrownpimp88 has a reputation beyond reputebrownpimp88 has a reputation beyond reputebrownpimp88 has a reputation beyond reputebrownpimp88 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 6,865.00
Bank: 1,000.00
Total Points: 7,865.00
Default

He beat guys like marvis frazier,james tillis, alfonso ratliff and ferguson. I say that is good enough to get a shot at an abc title holder.
brownpimp88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007, 02:51 AM #3
Verstyle Verstyle is offline
Future Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Antonio Texas
Posts: 40,832
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Rep Power: 21571
Verstyle has a reputation beyond reputeVerstyle has a reputation beyond reputeVerstyle has a reputation beyond reputeVerstyle has a reputation beyond reputeVerstyle has a reputation beyond reputeVerstyle has a reputation beyond reputeVerstyle has a reputation beyond reputeVerstyle has a reputation beyond reputeVerstyle has a reputation beyond reputeVerstyle has a reputation beyond reputeVerstyle has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 48,249.00
Bank: 1,000.00
Total Points: 49,249.00
Congrats on 38K posts Vers mah homie!!!!!!!! - Chief2ndzOnly! to the big homie - Larryx2011 great lounge poster - RINGG interesting/good threads man. - chiguy91 for an atg poster - jazluvr 
For all your kindness and support - Lorily :lol1: that shyt ain't right and awkward thread - jose830 No Message - MELLY-MEL... Thanks bro - BulgariasFinest Welcome back bud - TBear 
Happy Holidays Verstyle.. - !! AI-Holmes!! No Message - TBear No Message - TBear No Message - TBear 40,000 posts! :fing02: - jose830 
4 d 40k - led* 40k son - MELLY-MEL... have a great time at the fight tomorrow night! - HUGH JASS good to see you around - -jose- Merry Christmas Verstyle - TBear 
Default

vs. tillis. some ppl had him bearly winning that fight,and so did I. official scores were. 6-4,6-4,8-2. the ribalta fight was also a great fight cause ribalta came to fight and did that and had tyson confused for awhile
Verstyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007, 03:28 AM #4
butterfly1964 butterfly1964 is offline
The HW Sugar Ray!
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 11,719
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Rep Power: 988
butterfly1964 has a reputation beyond reputebutterfly1964 has a reputation beyond reputebutterfly1964 has a reputation beyond reputebutterfly1964 has a reputation beyond reputebutterfly1964 has a reputation beyond reputebutterfly1964 has a reputation beyond reputebutterfly1964 has a reputation beyond reputebutterfly1964 has a reputation beyond reputebutterfly1964 has a reputation beyond reputebutterfly1964 has a reputation beyond reputebutterfly1964 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 22,091.87
Bank: 1,005.00
Total Points: 23,096.87
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ceboxer15 View Post
When I say early, I mean before Tyson made it big and got his shot against Trevor Berbick. Now, people always say that all his opponents from that time were nobody's, but of all them, which do you think is the best fighter. IMO, Jesse Furguson is the best. I believe he lasted the longest against of all those opponents, but I don't remember. Anyway, Furguson was a good fighter, he had a good jab, and decent power. He lasted until the 6th when he was DQed for execessive holding of Tyson's arms, however, the fight is listed as a 6th round TKO win for Tyson, but nontheless, he's still the best of all them, IMO.
I'd say either Tillis or Mitch Green.
butterfly1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007, 05:43 AM #5
me2007 me2007 is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,380
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 17
me2007 has a reputation beyond reputeme2007 has a reputation beyond reputeme2007 has a reputation beyond reputeme2007 has a reputation beyond reputeme2007 has a reputation beyond reputeme2007 has a reputation beyond reputeme2007 has a reputation beyond reputeme2007 has a reputation beyond reputeme2007 has a reputation beyond reputeme2007 has a reputation beyond reputeme2007 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 6,504.00
Bank: 1,000.00
Total Points: 7,504.00
Default

pinklon thomas

(only seen brief highlights of his fights but anyone with a name like pinklon must be tough)

Last edited by me2007; 02-28-2007 at 09:55 AM.
me2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007, 10:46 AM #6
Emon723 Emon723 is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,445
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Rep Power: 17
Emon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond reputeEmon723 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 8,288.89
Bank: 1,056.40
Total Points: 9,345.29
Default

Tyson referred to Tillis before as his toughest opponent.
Emon723 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007, 12:37 PM #7
Yogi Yogi is offline
Hey, Boo Boo
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Jellystone Park
Posts: 2,755
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Rep Power: 149
Yogi has a reputation beyond reputeYogi has a reputation beyond reputeYogi has a reputation beyond reputeYogi has a reputation beyond reputeYogi has a reputation beyond reputeYogi has a reputation beyond reputeYogi has a reputation beyond reputeYogi has a reputation beyond reputeYogi has a reputation beyond reputeYogi has a reputation beyond reputeYogi has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 8,578.00
Bank: 1,005.00
Total Points: 9,583.00
Boxingscene's elite - !! AI-Holmes!! To a clever bear. A Superbear! - BatTheMan 
Default

Hmm...there's little to choose from between each of them, but I'd probably rank Tyson's five "best" pre-Berbick opponents something like this;

1. Jose Ribalta
2. Marvis Frazier
3. Mitch Green
4. James Tillis
5. Jesse Ferguson
Yogi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007, 03:10 PM #8
hemichromis hemichromis is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,045
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Rep Power: 20
hemichromis has a reputation beyond reputehemichromis has a reputation beyond reputehemichromis has a reputation beyond reputehemichromis has a reputation beyond reputehemichromis has a reputation beyond reputehemichromis has a reputation beyond reputehemichromis has a reputation beyond reputehemichromis has a reputation beyond reputehemichromis has a reputation beyond reputehemichromis has a reputation beyond reputehemichromis has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 7,768.00
Bank: 1,000.00
Total Points: 8,768.00
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emon723 View Post
Tyson referred to Tillis before as his toughest opponent.
tillis was a spoiler thats why tyson didn't like him. i remeber tyson commentatin g at the bruno/tillis fight where bruno destroyed his face!
hemichromis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007, 03:22 PM #9
The Surgeon The Surgeon is offline
Days Of Glory
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SCOTLAND
Posts: 15,623
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Rep Power: 62
The Surgeon has a reputation beyond reputeThe Surgeon has a reputation beyond reputeThe Surgeon has a reputation beyond reputeThe Surgeon has a reputation beyond reputeThe Surgeon has a reputation beyond reputeThe Surgeon has a reputation beyond reputeThe Surgeon has a reputation beyond reputeThe Surgeon has a reputation beyond reputeThe Surgeon has a reputation beyond reputeThe Surgeon has a reputation beyond reputeThe Surgeon has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 23,571.90
Bank: 1,167.21
Total Points: 24,739.11
Happy 18th  Birthday, Braveheart - jreckoning Yes, Cheers Amigo! - anonymousboxing Thanks for your support - Massage Queen toasting the anglo-scottish alliance - mr.crust Cotto = The man - Animalistic 
Keep visiting the History Section man! - Barnburner To one of  the really good guys in the History section. - Terry A For my best boxing scene mate - BigStereotype Who the ***k is HALGER ????? - McGoorty I know how much the scottish love their flowers so I thought I'd be nice and get you one. - eli porter 
congrats on your first article for KO Digest - fitefanSHO Green :) - dancovboxer cheers - hhs661 CHEERS MATE !!! - BERNIE'S CORNER jaja! pa la victoria de cotto! - Sin City 
For Cotto! - 120 Cheers - typeone Happy New Year! - Scott9945 Cpngrats - typeone Merry Christmas! - TartanSoldier 
Autism - The Surgeon Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - The Surgeon Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - The Surgeon Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - The Surgeon 
Default

Id say Frazier or Ribalta, Mike were the best but hardest for TYSON was Tillis, slippery ****er but bare in mind this was a VERY young fighter in Tyson on the way up with much to learn, this fight did him the world of good!
The Surgeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007, 03:37 PM #10
The Noose The Noose is offline
AKA Bologna Panini
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Isla Del Encanta
Posts: 19,031
Quoted: 879 Post(s)
Rep Power: 356
The Noose has a reputation beyond reputeThe Noose has a reputation beyond reputeThe Noose has a reputation beyond reputeThe Noose has a reputation beyond reputeThe Noose has a reputation beyond reputeThe Noose has a reputation beyond reputeThe Noose has a reputation beyond reputeThe Noose has a reputation beyond reputeThe Noose has a reputation beyond reputeThe Noose has a reputation beyond reputeThe Noose has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 42,120.33
Bank: 2,040.55
Total Points: 44,160.88
Here you go you non-gift having British queer. - Mizzou good poster , have an e beer on me - shobox Happy Uncle's Day! - Bossy Great post! On this thread... Fighters who thank "god"...Are they f@cking stupid ? - jose830 why do you have "Isla del Encanta" in your location? - -jose- 
Merry Christmas! - Amazinger 
World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - -jose- 
Default

Id also say Tillis.
I dont know much about him, but i believe he was a experienced veteran who gave Tyson his 1st or 2nd fight to the distance.
The Noose is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share This With Friends

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:08 AM.