Originally Posted by Montero
Tyson's best wins:
1. Tony Tucker
2. Larry Holmes (40 years old, coming off 2 year layoff)
3. Michael Spinks (former super middleweight coming off 1 year layoff)
4. Tony Tubbs
5. Trevor Berbick
The only one that's comparable to Wladimir Klitschko is Tony Tucker (6'5", 240's). Tyson fought him in his prime and won a clear decision, but Tucker is not on Wlad's level. It's amazing to me how badly some people overrate Tyson and underrate Klitschko.
Without getting into the Wlad-Tyson debate:
Holmes was 38, and while well past his prime still went on to beat Mercer and extend Holyfield and McCall.
Spinks in the latter stages of his career was a genuine (albeit small) heavyweight. As a heavy he was very competitive against Holmes, and handled ****ey without too much trouble.
Tyson's resume isn't amazing by any stretch, but let's not go overboard in discrediting his better wins.