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Scorsese, Foxx, Tyson ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member


    Mike wants us to choose his favorite knockouts.

  2. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    The Pinklon Thomas knockout always stood out to me, because Tyson actually had to earn that one and Thomas was a good boxer with a great chin.

    There were fights where his opponent was knocked out before the fight even started, like Bruce Seldon and Lou Savarese.

    Most iconic would obviously be Spinks.

    My vote for the BEST would be Marvis Frazier. I think Tyson landed something like 30 punches in 25 seconds. He knocked Frazier unconscious with an uppercut, and was so quick he landed three or four more punches before Frazier even hit the ground.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Just saw the Marvis one. Top 3. Michael Jack Johnson got obliterated as well.
  4. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Forgot how great the Johnson KO was. Gets up from a rib shot and proceeds to immediately walk into a right hook to the head. LOL.

    If caliber of opponent factors in here, the two KOs of Frank Bruno are pretty spectacular as well.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Great to see some of those locales: Latham, Troy, Stephenville, Glens Falls.
  6. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Frazier is probably my favorite.
  7. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    It's funny, I was reading an article on Tyson in SI this week and the writer made reference to being the "Mike Tyson beat writer" for the Albany paper.

    I wonder if he covered him full-time or if that was just the fancy way of saying he was the boxing writer while also doing a bunch of other stuff.

    At my first paper, we had a boxing writer, and that was the bulk of what he did. He probably only wrote 60-70 stories a year and I'd bet 40-50 were boxing stories and the rest were NFL sidebars.

    Those were the days.
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