Originally Posted by Guy
How idiotic of a thread. Instant PHEIL.
Tyson in boxing in less that 2 minutes and if given a good year worth of training in he would win the MMA fight too. Mike was athletic, explosive, hungry, and smart enough to pick up everything in training and use it in training. He would wreck Carwin given such training.
If Carwin - or any MMA heavy - got past the first punch and got to a clinch, Tyson would be on his back and would look about as stupid as Carwin would against Tyson in a boxing match. Tyson would never be able to hang on the mat with any of those guys, they're too big and have been wresting/grappling their entire lives.
It really comes down to one brief moment, imo, and that's the first exchange. If the boxer doesn't get the 1-2 ko and can't avoid a clinch, he's toast.