Futch's gameplan for this one would work straight to Bowe's strengths.I can definitely see the argument for Bowe winning. His size and power would be the first obstacle for Tyson, and if Bute was able to fully utilise that great jab of his which he often neglected, to force Tyson back, and wear him down I could see him stopping Tyson.
Conversely I believe that Tyson could, and in my opinion would take this fight. I don't think Bowe has ever been all that successful at keeping guys off him, and Tyson was incredibly difficult to shake off and I don't really see that much evidence for Bowe being able to do it. I just don't think he'd be able to stop Tyson getting to him, and I mean if you let Tyson get to you, quite often you are fucked. Bowe's concentration is a big factor, and despite that great performance in the win over Holyfield his focus did wane at times and he let Holyfield in. It's not the perfect performance some make it out to be. I think Tyson would get past Bowe's jab, push him back to the ropes and just unload on him. It's hard to see Bowe getting stopped, but I think it's a possibility in this case. I do fancy Tyson to punish and outwork him over the distance though.
Good post.Futch's gameplan for this one would work straight to Bowe's strengths.
He would at the very least give Tyson some issues at distance with his jab. Im not saying Tyson couldnt and wouldn't slip it but it wouldnt be easily done. The reason you never saw Bowe being successful at keeping guys off him is that he loved that kind of fight despite being bigger and lanky. He wouldn't try to keep Tyson off him, he would initiate a closer range where Tyson couldn't tee off on him and then light the guy up close with superior infighting. He'd use his height and weight to tire Tyson out, who would get frustrated trying to make space to throw bombs. He has the chin to withstand it. He has the stamina to go the distance and win unlike Tyson. Because Bowe definitely wouldn't get sparked early.
I'm saying this as a guy who likes bowe a whole lot less
yeah I agree that's the only reason I say that Liston is the worst for Tyson stylistically, because on paper I don't believe Ali should be as big a problem for Tyson as he would be in reality. On paper I would think Tyson would be able to do better against a guy giving him room like Ali would do, but the reality is that Tyson would crumble mentally pretty quickly against Ali shouting at him and giving him all the abuse in the world, whilst showing more fighting heart and will to win than him. Things aren't always about styles imo. These other things play a factor.Ali is still the worst matchup for Tyson i think, he'd get frustrated to the point of suicide thereby killing himself and rendering a no contest.
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On Tyson vs Bowe.....What I know is that I would pay anything to watch...no matter how much the PPV would cost.