Posted by Kpro
Posted by komodo20
How can you say that tyson was not one of the best skilled boxers of all time he had the speed the power and the movement to go along with all the knockouts.
I agree. Everyone will define "skill" differently.
His speed/power combination was/is the best ever in my opinion. That alone puts him near the top in skill regardless of his lack of defense.
That's like a 300 pound Defensive End that runs a 4.4 40 and has 20 sacks. I don't care if he can't do jack in pass coverage. Not everyone needs to be well rounded if they excel so much in certain areas.
Now if the title was best "technical" boxers of all time.... different story.
Yeah I'll assume your saying technical too. Why has nobody thrown in Sweat Pea!!! He made a art form out of just making people miss silly. He would make people miss with 5-7 punch combinations! The man sometimes was unhittable. He only got hit more then Floyd because he fought better competition & used his defense actually to set up offense so people could hit him once he tried hitting them so he threw himself out there. Just saying him since he was more well rounded then Floyd and you weren't specific with what type of skill.
Now if it was who the best defensive skill, it's definitely Floyd, he has the best defense in boxing, you just don't touch him. I just wish he was more active and threw more. He could give alot of people beatdowns if he threw more, not just a boxing lesson like he usually does. He has the potential to finish almost anybody, JMM should not have lasted the distance IMO.