• Favorite Duran Duran song?

    Best answer: "Ordinary World" I think it's head and shoulders above anything else they've done.
    Best answer: "Ordinary World" I think it's head and shoulders above anything else they've done.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Was Mike Tyson the best puncher in history?

    Best answer: . YES and NO... Its a tricky question, and requires a tricky answer... Contrary to popular belief... Mike Tyson was NOT a puncher... not in the stylistic boxing sense... not really. See in boxing you've got three "PURE STYLES," and then you have "HYBRID STYLES" that are some... show more
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    YES and NO...


    Its a tricky question, and requires a tricky answer...

    Contrary to popular belief... Mike Tyson was NOT a puncher... not in the stylistic boxing sense... not really.

    See in boxing you've got three "PURE STYLES," and then you have "HYBRID STYLES" that are some combination of two of the three pure-styles. For clarification, I'll break the styles down...

    1. PURE BOXER: Sometimes called the "Out-Fighter" this style favors maintaining a fair amount of distance with an opponent. Primarily making use of long-range punches like the jab and cross, using a lot of footwork to move around the ring, keeping their opponent at bay. This style seeks to "pot shot," "counter-punch," and set up long-range attacks/combinations off the jab. They seek to frustrate their opponent, making them make mistakes, and then capitalizing on those mistakes. They are also trying to use their reach to hit their opponents at a range where they are able to hit their opponent, but their opponent isn't able to hit them back. To be successful with this style, a fighter must be tall and have long arms for his/her weight-class, also they must also have fast hands and feet. NOTABLE EXAMPLES OF THIS STYLE INCLUDE: Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather, and Sugar Ray Leonard. NOTE THAT: Pure Boxers are STRONG against Punchers, but WEAK against Swarmers

    2. SWARMER: Sometimes called the "Pressure Fighter" or "In-Fighter," this style favors closing the distance with an opponent. Primarily making use of short-range punches like hooks and uppercuts, using a lot of footwork to "cut-off the ring," force opponents into the corners, or against the ropes keeping their opponent close, to smother their attacks, while launching their own. This style requires a crafty defense to close distances without taking too many punches as they make their way inside, involving clever footwork and upper-body movement like slipping, bobbing and weaving, blocking, catching, parrying, and once they are close, they typically look to hurt their opponent with body punches, and short hooks and uppercuts to the head as well. They seek to overwhelm their opponent with volume and pressure. To be successful with this style, a fighter must have a lot of cardiovascular endurance, a good chin, solid defense, and can be... and often they are (but not always)... a bit shorter, stockier, and shorter armed for their weight-class, as this is usually helpful to this style. NOTABLE EXAMPLES OF THIS STYLE INCLUDE: Joe Frazier, Julio Caesar Chavez Sr., and Gennady Golovkin (GGG). NOTE THAT: Swarmers are STRONG against Pure Boxers, but WEAK against Punchers.

    3. PUNCHER: Sometimes called the "Slugger," this style favors plodding forward, and slowly walking down their opponent. A puncher is ALWAYS looking to catch their opponent with ONE-BIG PUNCH!!! Punchers look to punch through their opponents guard, to throw hay-makers at their opponents while they are being punched, and to KNOCK OUT their opponent at all times! Most punchers are fine to take a hit, in order to land their own!!! They are basically human tanks! There is a skill to what they do, especially with timing, however their style is heavily predicated on physical attributes/abilities more so than the other styles. They also do tend to be slower and have less developed footwork than the other two styles. Punchers are generally considered to be the least skilled of the three styles, and so punchers get a lot of shade thrown at them from hardcore-fans for their primitive looking style, but a lot of love from casual fans who want to see the fireworks. To be successful with this style, a fighter must be Big, Strong, Durable, and most importantly, they MUST have frightening punching power!!! NOTABLE EXAMPLES OF THIS STYLE INCLUDE: George Foreman, Marcos Maidana, and Sonny Liston. NOTE THAT: Punchers are STRONG against Swarmers, but WEAK against Pure Boxers.

    Because all of the PURE STYLES have inherent weaknesses against each other, most of the BEST fighters, have HYBRID STYLES!!! Mike Tyson is one of MANY HYBRID fighters. If you absolutely... positively had to put Mike Tyson in a single category... you would have to say that Tyson was a Swarmer/Pressure-Fighter!!! Everything that makes a pressure-fighter/swarmer is what Tyson emulated. Mike Tyson's baseline style was Pressure-Fighting, however, because he happened to have TRULY DEVASTATING EARTH SHATTERING PUNCHING POWER, many people think of Mike Tyson as a puncher, and late in his career, that is what be degraded into. However, in his early career, when he was at his BEST, Mike Tyson was a Pressure-Puncher! A hybrid style of the swarmer/pressure-fighter, mixed with the puncher.

    As I mentioned earlier, late in Mike Tyson's career, he did devolve into a puncher, but he wasn't very good at that point, so to say that he was the best puncher, just wouldn't be true!

    When Mike Tyson was at his BEST... I honestly believe that a PRIME MIKE TYSON BEATS ANY AND EVERYONE!!! Prime Mike Tyson had the sublime defensive skills of Pernell Whitaker, with the FASTEST HANDS AND MOVEMENTS THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN IN A HEAVYWEIGHT!!! And, YES I mean FASTER than Muhammad Ali!!! It was THOSE TRAITS mixed with his NUCLEAR PUNCHING POWER and incredible chin that made him so invincible!!! Once he got comfortable, and stopped really training for fights, like the Buster Douglas debacle, and even more so after he was released from prison, he relied more and more on his granite chin, and punching power, and was beatable by top level opponents like Evander Holyfeild and Lennox Lewis. These are guys that a PRIME MIKE TYSON WOULD HAVE BLASTED THROUGH!!! However, a Mike Tyson minus the defense, minus the footwork, minus the combination punching, minus a spartan training work ethic, just relying on his POWER and CHIN... yeah... NOT ENOUGH for Holyfeild or Lewis!!!

    If you want to say Mike Tyson was the BEST Pressure-Puncher ever... I will agree with you about that 100%!!!

    When Mike Tyson was a true Puncher... he just wasn't that good!!! So, if we're taking about the best pure punchers, I would have to go with Big George Foreman, he was far more successful that Tyson as a pure puncher.

    If you are asking if Mike Tyson had the most powerful punching power ever... I could certainly see where you are coming from, and am inclined to agree, but... its a very close call between Mike Tyson, George Foreman, and Ernie Shavers for the heavyweights with the greatest punching power, and since they never measured their respective punching power... we'll NEVER objectively know the answer!!! If you believe that Mike Tyson's power was greater than Foreman and Shavers, you are entitled to that opinion, and I do honestly think its a reasonable one. I mean I've seen Tyson hit guys so hard with uppercuts their feet come up off the canvass!!! I have NEVER seen anybody else do that!!! Although, I've also seen Ernie Shavers throw straight punches (jabs and crosses) that could punch holes through concrete walls!!! My honest opinion is that Mike Tyson had the most powerful uppercuts and hooks, while Ernie Shavers had the most powerful straight punches, and George Foreman had straight punches that were harder than Tyson's straight punches, but weaker than Shavers', and Foreman's hooks and uppercuts were stronger than Shavers', but weaker than Tyson's!!!

    I hope that answered your question!!!
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do i have to break my nose for boxing?

    Best answer: There are some coaches and instructors out there coaching and teaching fighting and martial arts that have some warped ideas and think little or nothing about hurting those that train under them. They consider it part of the toughening process but in my opinion that is taking things too far. If you have to resort... show more
    Best answer: There are some coaches and instructors out there coaching and teaching fighting and martial arts that have some warped ideas and think little or nothing about hurting those that train under them. They consider it part of the toughening process but in my opinion that is taking things too far. If you have to resort to such methods as a coach or instructor then you are not much of a coach or instructor and your abilities in that are pretty limited. This sounds like a lot of crap but if not then you need to find a new gym to train at and better than what this clown offers.
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • If I punch through a car window will I get a bad cut?

    Worst comes to worst I have to punch through someone’s car window will my hand or arm be badly injured and bleeding?
    Worst comes to worst I have to punch through someone’s car window will my hand or arm be badly injured and bleeding?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is Tyson fury the greatest boxer of all time?

    Best answer: He has the potential. If he can match/exceed the resume of Muhammad Ali and come out on top of his era, then maybe you can make a case for him. But right now it is pretty difficult to say. I'll wait until his career is done then see how he ranks with the greats. Right now you gotta appreciate these great... show more
    Best answer: He has the potential. If he can match/exceed the resume of Muhammad Ali and come out on top of his era, then maybe you can make a case for him. But right now it is pretty difficult to say. I'll wait until his career is done then see how he ranks with the greats. Right now you gotta appreciate these great athletes while they're still in the prime of their career. It ain't gonna last forever.
    14 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you think Deontay Wilder will win the rematch against Tyson Fury ?

    Best answer: Fury has more ways to win the fight. Wilder can only win by knockout and from what we've seen from this fight it is really hard to knock Fury out. Even if it looked like he was completely out he got back up. Fury will probably have the advantage in a rematch.
    Best answer: Fury has more ways to win the fight. Wilder can only win by knockout and from what we've seen from this fight it is really hard to knock Fury out. Even if it looked like he was completely out he got back up. Fury will probably have the advantage in a rematch.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you believe the HEAVYWEIGHT boxing division can come back to prominence over the next 5 years?

    Best answer: It should
    Best answer: It should
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Once again another black boxer wilder deontay won?

    White boys only tough with a gun shooting unarmed black men. Floyd mayweather knocked out mcgregor. Take away nra and white boys are weak as hell
    White boys only tough with a gun shooting unarmed black men. Floyd mayweather knocked out mcgregor. Take away nra and white boys are weak as hell
    3 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you think Tyson Fury was not robbed?

    Best answer: i agree, it was close, a draw isnt a theft,
    Best answer: i agree, it was close, a draw isnt a theft,
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you think Tyson Fury won the match ?

    Best answer: He outboxed Wilder for the majority of the fight, who needed the two knock downs just to draw level...apparently. The scoring by the Mexican judge was so out of line with the other judges that it does nothing for boxings’ credibility. Both Lennox Lewis & Floyd Mayweather had Fury ahead along with many others.... show more
    Best answer: He outboxed Wilder for the majority of the fight, who needed the two knock downs just to draw level...apparently. The scoring by the Mexican judge was so out of line with the other judges that it does nothing for boxings’ credibility. Both Lennox Lewis & Floyd Mayweather had Fury ahead along with many others. If there’s a rematch, it should be in the U.K. - with some decent judges and a T. Fury fully dialed in.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Trump v Obama boxing who wins?

    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you think the girl from Creed is pretty?

    She looks like Rihanna
    She looks like Rihanna
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Was Jack Johnson the greatest boxer ever?

    Best answer: Maybe not, but he is certainly one of the greatest of all time for having to deal with his toughest adversity - racism and prejudice. Everyone had so much hatred for him, but all he did was smile at them while he beat their favorite white fighter's ***. Also the fights in that era were basically street fights.... show more
    Best answer: Maybe not, but he is certainly one of the greatest of all time for having to deal with his toughest adversity - racism and prejudice. Everyone had so much hatred for him, but all he did was smile at them while he beat their favorite white fighter's ***. Also the fights in that era were basically street fights. There were 45 rounds in the hot sun. That makes him one of the greatest of all times in my book.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Does weight and height matter in a fight?

    I stand solid at about 5’10 183 pounds and I done boxing and sparring for a few years.I haven’t had a fight since last year.If I fight someone who claims to be 5’9 but really is 5’8 160 pounds will I have the advantage and the upper hand.I shadow box for a few seconds a day and I notice I still got some speed even... show more
    I stand solid at about 5’10 183 pounds and I done boxing and sparring for a few years.I haven’t had a fight since last year.If I fight someone who claims to be 5’9 but really is 5’8 160 pounds will I have the advantage and the upper hand.I shadow box for a few seconds a day and I notice I still got some speed even though it’s been years since I hit a heavy bag or been in the ring.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What can I do to become a really good boxer?

    Hi there I'm 19 and weighing 53-55kg. My goals are to become a good ammeutuer boxing athlete. I train 4 days a week sparring,padwork etc. Running is done Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday 430am 8km. boxing with my trainer is done 4 days on Monday Wednesday Friday Sunday. What can I be doing in the gym for... show more
    Hi there I'm 19 and weighing 53-55kg. My goals are to become a good ammeutuer boxing athlete. I train 4 days a week sparring,padwork etc. Running is done Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday 430am 8km. boxing with my trainer is done 4 days on Monday Wednesday Friday Sunday. What can I be doing in the gym for full body strength? I want to be the strongest I can possibly be for my size but also gain muscle. What full body strength training exercises can you reccomend?
    3 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Did I get lucky or am I actually good fighter?

    Best answer: In that DREAM you got lucky. Just don't try this in real life!
    Best answer: In that DREAM you got lucky. Just don't try this in real life!
    8 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • How would Muhammad Ali in his prime do in today's era?

    Many consider Ali's prime to be before the ban and at that time he would be considered a cruiserweight today. Could he beat Usyk? Would he be able to move up and handle giants like Fury, Joshua, and Wilder?
    Many consider Ali's prime to be before the ban and at that time he would be considered a cruiserweight today. Could he beat Usyk? Would he be able to move up and handle giants like Fury, Joshua, and Wilder?
    2 answers · 4 weeks ago