Re: Could a prime Frazier defeat a prime Tyson ?
I think Frazier has a very good chance actually. Tyson could be a little overstated in his movements, for example, head movement generated at the waist. Tyson's head movement is overated slightly IMO (though I agree he was better here than Frazier), he could be timed - but you would need ice in your veins. Guess what? Joe has that. Imagine him timing a bobbing Tyson with that left hook? Horrible.
However, it was a lengthy jab that tended to invoke Tyson's exaggerated movement and Joe doesn't have that.
Frazier thought he could win, for whatever that is worth.