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    Watch all those Tyson clips again. Watch in between his shoulder blades. He has an extra bunching of muscle I've never seen on another athlete.

    He would occasionally jab and combo things up. He had excellent head movement. But against many of those freakishly tall jab experts they put him up against, he'd just eat the jab in the face to get inside and throw those hooks.

    As far as him charging explosively to that inside range and launching the hooks, why do you think the original Japanese Streetfighter II gave Mike Bison (Balrog here in the US so they wouldn't get sued) the same move? Who do you think it was based on? Hell, they even explained it just like how he used it in the White Wolf RPG. It was called a Dashing Punch.

    In closing, I remember one of his fights the guy was covering up real good, and ol' Iron Mike wedged his forearm down like a hammerfist in between the guy's guard and his head and pulled his guard down. BAM! Hook followed right after and light's out. That's trapping, folks, so Mike Tyson proved WC works. Now all we need to do is find out how HE spells his version so we can nutride the **** out of it.

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    Ming Tsyun.

    And Mike was a fantastically skilled boxer. Those first two punches in the second gif give me a technical boner. You couldn't animate better technique.

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    Tyson is basically like Rainman, except instead of being ridiculous at math while being unable to interact appropriately with society, he is ridiculously good at boxing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conde Koma View Post
    As far as I know, and I'm fairly confident about this, there isn't a lot of "skill" per se to learn.
    Stick to Judo.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Or do both!

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    I've done boxing and kickboxing for a couple years now, I just didn't want to list it (along with all the other stuff I've done) in my little style box.

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    Tyson had a phenomenally strong jab that he used early on during the Atlas and Rooney years. He began abandoning it when he took on Aaron Snowell as a training. Early on he used his 2x4 like jab to keep the opponents off-balance and wary.

    He was a shorter heavyweight with short arms and short, compact punches, which made his in-work more brutal. He had, as others stated, nice footwork, a lower center of gravity and great rotation in his punches.

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    Tyson was more skilled at boxing than Anderson is at MMA.

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    Would Tyson's style of boxing mesh well in MMA?

    The head movement would have to be toned down to avoid knees and kicks, right?

    I'm just curious, still a noob.

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    50 wins with 44 by way of knockout, he would have done just fine in mma.

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