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View Poll Results: Who Wins?
Tyson by brutal KO 19 33.93%
Tyson by dec. 4 7.14%
Foreman by KO 32 57.14%
Foreman by dec ( which is not likely. hes not makin it 12 rounds with Tyson. 1 1.79%
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:37 AM   #1
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Default Foreman vs. Tyson!...Clash of the warriors...Holy the next best thing!?..

What it is!?

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: What do you guys think was the real reason Tyson wouldnt fight Foreman?

Just didn't want the fight. Probably didn't feel good about it.

Happens all the time in boxing.

George Foreman is dangerous, and both times he fought for the heavyweight title after his comeback, he did so desperately, throwing big combinations as hard as he could with prolific use of his incredible jab. I would NOT want to defend against a challenge like that: Massive, incredibly heavy handed, possibly the best jab in the division, and hungry.

Old George was never the best heavyweight alive, but there weren't many who were more risky or dangerous.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:59 AM   #3
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Just didn't want the fight. Probably didn't feel good about it.

Happens all the time in boxing.

George Foreman is dangerous, and both times he fought for the heavyweight title after his comeback, he did so desperately, throwing big combinations as hard as he could with prolific use of his incredible jab. I would NOT want to defend against a challenge like that: Massive, incredibly heavy handed, possibly the best jab in the division, and hungry.

Old George was never the best heavyweight alive, but there weren't many who were more risky or dangerous.
You saying Tyson wouldnt have been risky and dangerous in that fight?
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:52 AM   #4
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I heard many rumors about how Tyson payed the WBC and WBA millions of the dollars so he could dodge George...Other rumors were he was suppose to get the winner in the Foreman Vs Moorer fight and backed out then is well..What is your guys theory on this And more importantly Who wins!?.My money was on Tyson even though may or may not have *****ed out....
Same reason Frazier's people kept him clear of an old Liston , big risk little reward.
Stylistically both old guys would be in the hunt , come forward, smaller men dont usually fare well against bigger , heavy hitting bombers.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:13 AM   #5
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You saying Tyson wouldnt have been risky and dangerous in that fight?
I just think he is saying Tyson didnt want to risk it.

Plus everyone would have thought that Tyson would blow him out of the water..so it would kind of be a lose lose (other than the money of course).


their is the story that cus had told a young mike that foreman had the worst possible style and attributes for Mike to fight...
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:14 AM   #6
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I think I know what southpaw thinks given his poll questions
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:23 AM   #7
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Because Tyson remembered what Cus told him before he died, that fighters like Foreman would be the worst type of opponent for Tyson, unless he wanted to do a Joe frazier impersonation.

When Foreman came back and King tried to make the match, Tyson screamed 'you fight him'...

George was talking about fighting and calling out Tyson from about '88, although no-one took him seriously till he took Holyfield the distance in '91.

So boiling it down...why didn't Tyson fight the most popular Heavyweight (and when Tyson got out of prison in '95, the linear and unified Hvy champion) for probably one of the biggest Hvy purses ever- because Tyson did not want to.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:47 AM   #8
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this thread is full of ****

Tyson never paid Foreman any step aside money. It was Lewis and that was so he could fight Holy for 30m$+

fight the winner of Moorer/Foreman (1994).....Tyson was in ****ing prison then!

The whole 'Tyson said you fight him' was quoted by someone who heard someone who was there when Tyson allegedly said it. Its about as true as Green Fairies.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:49 AM   #9
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So boiling it down...why didn't Tyson fight the most popular Heavyweight (and when Tyson got out of prison in '95, the linear and unified Hvy champion) for probably one of the biggest Hvy purses ever- because Tyson did not want to.
Foreman was never the unified champion when Tyson came out. Tyson went after the belts and he got them from Seldon and Bruno and Moorers IBF title was next, but Holyfield ruined the plans.

Holyfield was more of a prioirty fight, legacy and financial wise.

You need to catch up on your facts

Instead of calling Tyson out (a guy just released from prison) Why didnt Foreman call out Bowe or Lewis...or even Holmes?
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:52 AM   #10
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AS i seem to recall, Foremans comeback was viewed as some sort of curiosity Circus Sideshow, as he rolled along, something to keep us entertained whilst waiting for the serious stuff, but when he dispatched Gerry ****ey, with a brutal shot on the Turn.....some of the the boxing Media were not quite so quick to dismiss his chances against Tyson....perhaps the Tyson camp did their own re'evaluation ?
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this thread is full of ****

Tyson never paid Foreman any step aside money. It was Lewis and that was so he could fight Holy for 30m$+

fight the winner of Moorer/Foreman (1994).....Tyson was in ****ing prison then!

The whole 'Tyson said you fight him' was quoted by someone who heard someone who was there when Tyson allegedly said it. Its about as true as Green Fairies.
Foreman Moore took place November 5, 1994 Tyson got out of prison a little later and fought McNeeley on August 19, 1995. So yes Foreman was in prison..but prison isn't like the chamber the villains were kept in in Superman III. I mean...they could have still had talks about Tyson fighting one of them. But regardless of whether or not talks were underway than, the truth is that Foreman fought Bruno in March of 96 and Seldon in September of 96....during that time Foreman was fighting (not allot, but the fight could have been made). Beyond that Tyson could have fought him before Prison...of course he would have gotten more flak for a fight at that point, However, it would have still been a reasonable fight.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:03 AM   #12
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AS i seem to recall, Foremans comeback was viewed as some sort of curiosity Circus Sideshow, as he rolled along, something to keep us entertained whilst waiting for the serious stuff, but when he dispatched Gerry ****ey, with a brutal shot on the Turn.....some of the the boxing Media were not quite so quick to dismiss his chances against Tyson....perhaps the Tyson camp did their own re'evaluation ?
He had some other decent fights...went through Bert Cooper like hot samurai sword through warm butter.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:03 AM   #13
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He would have done if Foreman actually fought some none circus show fights, ie fought a top 10 contender and won, which I don't believe he did until Moorer

Tyson KO in about 5
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He would have done if Foreman actually fought some none circus show fights, ie fought a top 10 contender and won, which I don't believe he did until Moorer

Tyson KO in about 5
Yeah..not like those elite guys Tyson fought..McNeeley and Mathis
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:12 AM   #15
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Yeah..not like those elite guys Tyson fought..McNeeley and Mathis
Those were tune ups after he was in prison, pre-prison he cleaned out the top10 pretty much, bar a name or 2
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