Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Mike Tyson... Skillful?
When we hear the name Tyson, we are greeted by the term 'Animal' by those who just see a brawler and a killer instinct. Granted, without his ferocity Mike Tyson would not have got as far as he did I feel. In the ring, or in any fight it is a life fight to live. Boxers fight to win, to defend titles its their job. Now, here I want us to look beyond the devastating power and drive that Mike had, or still may have. He has been voted second fastest to Ali and at his weight with his muscle and build that is amazing. The way he used to bob and weave, slip and duck low was an art in its self. He was a shorter fighter and played to his strengths He was also trained to catch so he was fast on the prowl also, combine that with his stance, how low he could sink before exploding up was great. He was so hard to hit in his prime, his head movement was second to none as he used the small hanging target to slip around, again very fast hands and very explosive. His speed worked, his fitness worked and his power worked. He had the conviction to finish his opponents. A great fighter in his day, remember the good about his abilities. If we absorb his qualities and Ali's then we too maybe can become great?