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Old 06-25-2007, 07:15 PM   #1
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Angelo Dundee after the Tyson-Berbick fight:
He throws combinations I never saw before. I was stunned. Nothing is supposed to bother me. Ive worked with Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard, but Im seeing [from Tyson] a three-punch combination second to none. When have you seen a guy throw a right hand to the kidney, come up the middle with an uppercut, then throw a left hook?

Freddie Roach about Tyson:
"Early in his career, he was unbeatable. He feared no one and was always in great shape. Great speed and a great puncher."

Manny Steward about Tyson:
"What was so amazing about him was he was such a small guy in an era of tall fighters... just like Marciano was. Mike was 220 but he was fighting guys 240-250."

Miguel Diaz:
"Tyson was so great until D'Amato and (Jimmy) Jacobs passed away. He was a great, great champ. The speed on his punches... not the speed of how the threw them, I'm talking about the 'speed' in which the brain tells the muscle to 'throw' - was unbelievable."

Jersey Joe Walcott about Tyson:
"I think he is a great fighter and a great champion. He would have done well in any given time. I'm sure he would've done well in my time when all the great fighters of the 40s were around."

Trainer Ray Arcel about Tyson:
"He could have fit in at any time in the heavyweight ranks. He could punch hard enough to have beaten anybody if he could hit them. The guy's a natural fighter."

Eddie Futch about Tyson:
"I think he has the potential to be the greatest of all, because he has two things going for him: terrific hand speed and the power, combined. He can lose 11 2/3 rounds of a fight and then take you out with one shot"

Jose Torres , NY Boxing commisioner:
'Mike Tyson is so fast and so powerful that it is almost impossible to resist the guy's punching power. Wherever he hits you, you're going to feel it. He reminds me maybe of George Foreman, but Tyson's much faster than Foreman. He reminds me in style of Rocky Marciano, but he's much faster than Marciano, and he's much bigger, 217 pounds. And he's faster and much more powerful than Joe Frazier, with a better hook. I really have no one to compare him with in terms of punching power.'


Frank Bruno:
"I'd rather fight Lennox once every week than fight Tyson once every year."


In the post-fight interview after knocking out Michael Johnson with a brutal shot to the head Tyson answers the question how he went right to him after the knockdown:
"It's my style. You make your own openings. You time things..everything was set-up. When he went down the first time I knew i was going to hit him. And that's how it's planned. I'm the master of the pin-point. My shots are so accurate and so precise...not to be egotistic...but when they land they are so precise...I can't help it who you are...you have to go down, because there is a law when Mike Tyson hits you."

Jose Torres on seeing the Mike still as a kid working in the gym:
When I saw Mike hit the heavy bag, move to one side, punch again, and move to the other side, I realized how extraordinarily difficult it would be to withstand this kids sledgehammer punches. I shook my head in disbelief.

Eddie Richardson, after being knocked out by Tyson, was asked if hes ever been hit as hard as Mike hit him:
Yeah, about a year ago. I was hit by a truck.

And there is Sterling Benjamin, the Jamaican who sagged under a furious body attack after 58 seconds of Round 1: 'He has a sledgehammer, man!'

Sammy Scaff, the 250-pound Kentuckian who buckled under a barrage of Tyson punches, finally succumbing to a left hook after 1:19 of the first:
'I sparred with Greg Page, and I went four rounds, with Tim Witherspoon,' said Scaff, whose nose was still bleeding half an hour after the fight, 'but I've never been hit that hard in my life.'

William Hosea after being knocked out in the first round by Tyson: 'He fights you like you stole something from him'

Buster Mathis Jr. after his bout with Mike Tyson.:
'Mike Tyson dropped me. and when I looked up, the count was on five. I said to myself, Damn, whatever happened to one to four.'

Michael Spinks:
"Boxing is the best job in the world to let off steam, and people are in trouble when Tyson wants to let off steam"

Someone asked one of Mikes sparring partners if hes ever really tried to open up on Mike and get the best of him in the ring:
Im no fool. Im paid to survive, not to commit suicide.

Sparring partner Corey "T-Rex" Sanders:
"I've never been in the ring with someone who hit that hard. It feels like he has bricks in both hands."

Commentator after live watching Mike Tyson fight Mike Jameson: 'He throws flurries and punches like a welterweight. Very seldom do you see heavyweights throw combinations of 5, 6 punches. But Mike Tyson does it'.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:24 PM   #2
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Mike Tyson might just be the most honest person on Earth. Respect. I'm glad these guys are being as honest as he is about him.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:30 PM   #3
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Classic quotes
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:44 PM   #4
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yup...time and famiarity have dulled the memory of what a wrecking ball mike was early on......maybe not an all time top heavyweight, but definitely one of the most exciting in history!!
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:58 PM   #5
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yup...time and famiarity have dulled the memory of what a wrecking ball mike was early on......maybe not an all time top heavyweight, but definitely one of the most exciting in history!!
he may have been the most exciting fighter of all time.
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he may have been the most exciting fighter of all time.
In my opinion, he was by far.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:25 PM   #7
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Yes but WALDO would beat him easily apparently, because he is taller
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He was a monster in his prime. I think he is overrated by casual fans and underrated by many die-hard fans...truly a great/devestating fighter that will never be forgotten.
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His achievements up to Spinks make him a legend..what ever happened after cannot take that away
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Someone asked one of Mikes sparring partners if hes ever really tried to open up on Mike and get the best of him in the ring:
Im no fool. Im paid to survive, not to commit suicide.


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