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The 7 - Random - Tyson - Lewis Predictions
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#1 Posted on 7.6.02 0816.04
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Here is a classic I found today in the Star Ledger -

Mitch Green (Tyson agitator):

"Who's going to win what fight? Tyson and Lewis? That's not a fight. Holyfield and Rahman. That was a fight, even though I didn't like the way it ended. Tyson and Lewis are babies. I'd beat both of them with one hand tied behind my back. Both of them are strange anyhow. Who cares about that fight? I'm not going and I'm not watching it. I hope the both knock each other out. They're scared of me, especially that girl Tyson."

You got to love Mitch.

Lewis will KO Tyson in 6 - Tyson will have points deducted for a major foul.

and I won't watch.
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#2 Posted on 7.6.02 0916.14
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I'm going with the chic "The fight ain't gonna happen" pick.
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#3 Posted on 7.6.02 0916.22
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It depends on how scared Lewis is at the beginning of the fight. I think it ends with contraversy to set up Lewis-Tyson 2.
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#4 Posted on 7.6.02 0927.49
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I hope Tyson wins just so every sports writer in the country is proven wrong.
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#5 Posted on 7.6.02 0930.22
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Tyson and Lewis go toe to toe, slugging it out for 12 great rounds and giving us the best heavyweight fight in years, with Lewis winning by decision, even though he absorbed some hellacious blows from Tyson.....who am I kidding?

If Lewis comes out believing he can win, this fight will be over in three rounds. If Tyson comes out without having had a good meal, this fight will be over in twenty seconds.
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#6 Posted on 7.6.02 0948.29
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One question...has Mitch Green's face healed yet from the beating Tyson laid on him back in the late 80's outside that nightclub?

Now, here's where I should use my logic and pick Lewis to either knock Tyson out, or frustrate him so much that Tyson does something dumb and get himself DQ'd. But an evil gnawing feeling has been working around my brain ever since the end of the Holyfield/Rahman fight. I keep seeing Tyson popping out one lucky shot to the suspect chin of Lewis, and walking away with the titles, at which point we are all subjected to Tyson/Holyfield 3. So I'm going to call the upset and say Tyson in 4.
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#7 Posted on 7.6.02 1110.43
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I want Tyson to win, but I think that Lewis will end up with a knockout in the 7th round. All he (Lewis) has to do is keep Tyson away and not give him a chance to catch him with an inside uppercut and the fight is his.
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#8 Posted on 7.6.02 1218.30
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There are two ways that I see this fight going. Either Tyson beats up Lewis early and wins by KO by round 3, or Lewis holds off the onslaught and wins in the later rounds.

Personally, I have a Tyson win by KO in round 2.
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#9 Posted on 7.6.02 1224.15
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I predict a pre-match brawl that will deteriorate into riot-like conditions. The fight doesn't happen. I'm not sure way anyone pays money to see a thug like Tyson fight. Also, Tyson is scared of Lewis, at least in boxing terms. Lewis may be scared of what Tyson might pull (because quite frankly, it wouldn't even surprise me if Tyson tried to slip a knife into the ring, I think he's that nuts), but I don't think he's scared of Tyson in a straight-up boxing match.
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#10 Posted on 7.6.02 1334.11
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I like Lewis to win a boxing match, Tyson to win a pro-wrestling shoot. The problem is nobody knows which it's going to be.

I do feel that a Tyson win would pretty much be the Apocalypse for heavyweight boxing. The division is a joke as it is with 8 months between fights and nobody willing to do the work to dominate. All it'll take is Tyson on top of the world to turn it into a total sideshow.

I've been watching and enjoying the smaller guys for some time now, guys like Roy Jones, Shane Helms, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Vernon Forrest. Far more entertaining IN THE RING for my dollar. And isn't that what a `pure' sport like boxing is supposed to be all about?
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#11 Posted on 7.6.02 1523.11
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the problem is that the middleweights etc (Shane Mosley, Oscar De la Hoya, Roy Jones, Prince Naseem, Zab Judah, I´m looking at you) get just as big egos, go just as long between fights, and essentially suck just as much as the heavyweights. Boxing is only good when a non-prima donna like Vernon Forest or Marco Antonio Barrera or Kosta Tzu (sp?) manage to wade through the politics, get a shot at the title, and win it. Unless they end up turning into prima donnas also.

I think the heavyweight division is great now, and I think Lenox doens´t get his due as a dominant champion. He can easily beat anyone out there. The guy is an amazing boxer, and I´d honestly rank him in the top 10 pound for pound guys of all time. He has two problems - 1, Riddick Bowe kept ducking him, taking about 4 years off his title reign and 2, he takes guys for granted and gets beat. He won´t take Tyson for granted. I mean, you saw the absolute ass-whupping he put on Rachman the second time around.

Lewis in 4, if Tyson´s lucky.
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#12 Posted on 7.6.02 1752.24
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I disagree that you can lump Jones in with Hamed and Judah (Mosley and de la Hoya maybe).

Jones hasn't had a legitimate competitor at his weight class in years. Yes, he could lose weight and find some better competition, but wasn't everybody scrambling for him to gain it 5 years ago for the same reasons? I don't blame the guy for not yo-yoing his own body just to pound yet another hapless challenger into the dust. And as for the idea of Jones making that last leap to Heavyweight, nuh-uhn. Remember Michael Spinks? That's too much weight for a guy who started fighting at 165.

Jones is a prima donna, of sorts, but he's got ONE loss. And it was a DQ. Yes, he punched late, so the decision had to be rendered that way; but there was no way in heaven or on Earth that buddy had even a puncher's chance against him. The only potential test for Jones would be Bernard Hopkins. And while I think that Hopkins is the only man with a chance against him, I still would put my money on Jones.

Judah and Hamed were both impressive for a couple years, but never against any real opposition. Hamed got smoked by Barerra in his first big test, and Judah got dismantled by Tszu in his.

And Lennox isn't a dominant champion. If he hadn't lost the first one to Rahman, then maybe you could make a case, but he showed up less than ready. A dominant champion doesn't do that. An excellent take on Tyson's position in the heavyweight pantheon can be found here. Notice Lewis is nowhere to be found in the top ten all-time. I'm not saying Max Kellerman is god or anything, but that's a truly well-researched and well-grounded piece.


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#13 Posted on 7.6.02 1805.50
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Hmm... Psycho Guy or British Guy?

Lewis in three, KO.
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#14 Posted on 7.6.02 1850.50
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Didn't Tyson lose to Buster Douglas of all people? Tyson showed up less than ready. A dominant champion doesn't do that.

I couldn't tell because Max didn't really list them in order (but stated that Lewis would be on the bottom of the greatest champions list) Still, he only listed 14, and being in the top 14 of all-time, even at 14th, is not too bad.
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#15 Posted on 7.6.02 1930.28
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I will be coming in to work to watch this fight... I don't want to pay for it, but the chance that Tyson may do something interesting is too high for me to completely ignore this fight.

I can't see how Lewis wouldn't be ready for this - and I can see a number of ways that Tyson could blow it. Still - you never know for sure...
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#16 Posted on 7.6.02 1948.44
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Mike Tyson has always had problems stopping taller boxers...Tucker, Ribalta, etc. Buster Douglas came into the Tyson fight in PERFECT condition with a PERFECT plan. Even James Smith held off Tyson for the distance. That's why it will be tough to see him getting to Lewis.

But if he does, he has much more power than those who have already dropped Lewis in the past.

Lewis needs to be laser sharp, and I think he will be. Tie up Tyson, wrap him up. By the time Tyson realizes he is too far behind to win by points, he will be too tired to do anything too stupid.

Barring a Tyson lucky punch....Lewis TKO 9.
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#17 Posted on 8.6.02 1306.37
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Tyson KO in 5.
Lenox's suspect chin will be shattered. If he thought McCall & Rachman hit hard. Tyson may give him a stretcher job. (I hope)
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#18 Posted on 8.6.02 1824.00
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    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    There are two ways that I see this fight going. Either Tyson beats up Lewis early and wins by KO by round 3, or Lewis holds off the onslaught and wins in the later rounds.
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Can't argue with that, but I have a feeling that if Tyson doesn't end this thing early, something on Lewis will become Tyson's chicken nachos.
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