‘I could have knocked out Mike Tyson’

tommygun711

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Smith is just a woulda,shoulda,coulda mothafucka.

He did knockout Tim Witherspoon though to be fair.
 
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hazza

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Yeah, he was probably thinking “shit, if only I had overcome my overwhelming urge to keep hugging the man and thrown like 500 more punches I could have potentially, maybe, possibly not have lost by such a wide decision”. In reality he would have got knocked the fuck out had he not employed the John “Huggybear” Ruiz tactics early and often.
someone up there said he was the first to hurt mike. not true, he never hurt mike, it was one decent shot which tyson took easy.

the first man to actually get tyson with a clean, full blooded shot was tony tnt tucker int he first round of their fight. lifted mike up, he stepped back and then went right back to work like nothing had happened. mike's chin and defensive skills in his prime are underrated imo. look at him avoid shots from james quick tillis, tyson was nearly touching the floor as he ducked and weaved about five or six shots, none landed. and when he dropped his hands and laughed at mitch blood green and actually moved towards him - hands down - taunting green to hit him, was a thing of beauty. green could not lay a glove on him.

as it is with this fight, smith - like many - thought he could simply wait tyson out, and get him in the later rounds. problem was mike's stamina and endurance were second to none under kevin rooney. larry holmes tried the same thing, thought mike was tiring in the 4th, started to unload and wham, tyson had him out of there.
 
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Yeah, he was probably thinking “shit, if only I had overcome my overwhelming urge to keep hugging the man and thrown like 500 more punches I could have potentially, maybe, possibly not have lost by such a wide decision”. In reality he would have got knocked the fuck out had he not employed the John “Huggybear” Ruiz tactics early and often.

LOL. (in agreement.)

I didn't say he COULD have KO'd Mike, just that he could have at least tried.
 
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