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Old 06-17-2007, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default Mike Tyson is the best ever!

After having researched, watched the fights of Ali, Foreman, Liston, Louis, Marciano ... I come to the conclusions that in his prime Mike Tyson was the best boxer I have ever seen fight.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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he was a bum, who beat up other bums.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:49 AM   #3
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Mike was intense , he wasn't a bum who beat bums...

He was awesome, he smashed through a whole division, then almost had to go back and do it again when he was running out of challengers...

I remember after the Bruno fight there was talk of Tyson fighting Dokes and Ruddock in Toronto on the same night..

Douglas was then the scheduled opponent and the rest ishistory..

When Mike beat Spinks, Berbick fought Carl Williams in a dull IBF illiminator. If Berbick would have won ,Mike would have had to fight Berbick for a second time..

ATG top 10 heavyweight , but not the best ever..

he sits behind the likes of Ali and Holmes..

Nevertheless a great heavyweight..
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:50 AM   #4
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After having researched, watched the fights of Ali, Foreman, Liston, Louis, Marciano ... I come to the conclusions that in his prime Mike Tyson was the best boxer I have ever seen fight.

Oh - really?
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:52 AM   #5
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Mike was intense , he wasn't a bum who beat bums...

He was awesome, he smashed through a whole division, then almost had to go back and do it again when he was running out of challengers...

I remember after the Bruno fight there was talk of Tyson fighting Dokes and Ruddock in Toronto on the same night..

Douglas was then the scheduled opponent and the rest ishistory..

When Mike beat Spinks, Berbick fought Carl Williams in a dull IBF illiminator. If Berbick would have won ,Mike would have had to fight Berbick for a second time..

ATG top 10 heavyweight , but not the best ever..

he sits behind the likes of Ali and Holmes..

Nevertheless a great heavyweight..
Very good and honest post. Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:55 AM   #6
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Default Re: Mike Tyson is the best ever!

My all time favourite fighter, 9 defenses the first to unify the 3 major belts, wiped out hes entire division bar none, the youngest ever Heavyweight belt holder (Id say champion but then Id have to consider Ruiz a champ when Lewis was around). Anyone who leaves him out of there top 10 must either be trying to make a statement with how "real boxing fans know he isnt top ten" or is just one of those "whoever stood up to him beat him" type .

Tyson was great in hes its debatable where to place him but in hes early 20s he would have wrecked almost anyone.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:57 AM   #7
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The problem when assessing Tyson, is that his peak was so short.
For much of his rise, as with almost all contenders, he was carefully matched.
But for 8-10 fights possibly, Id agree with your statement, that Tyson at his very best, beats any other heavyweight Ive seen, at their very best.

Thats my honest opinion.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:57 AM   #8
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My all time favourite fighter, 9 defenses the first to unify the 3 major belts, wiped out hes entire division bar none, the youngest ever Heavyweight belt holder (Id say champion but then Id have to consider Ruiz a champ when Lewis was around). Anyone who leaves him out of there top 10 must either be trying to make a statement with how "real boxing fans know he isnt top ten" or is just one of those "whoever stood up to him beat him" type .

Tyson was great in hes its debatable where to place him but in hes early 20s he would have wrecked almost anyone.


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Old 06-17-2007, 11:58 AM   #9
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The problem when assessing Tyson, is that his peak was so short.
For much of his rise, as with almost all contenders, he was carefully matched.
But for 8-10 fights possibly, Id agree with your statement, that Tyson at his very best, beats any other heavyweight Ive seen, at their very best.

Thats my honest opinion.
Tyson's prime was 1986-1988, that's a good three years.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:59 AM   #10
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After having researched, watched the fights of Ali, Foreman, Liston, Louis, Marciano ... I come to the conclusions that in his prime Mike Tyson was the best boxer I have ever seen fight.
Atlast you have seen the light.
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:06 PM   #11
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didn't Marciano only have 6 defences compared to Tysons 9?
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:11 PM   #12
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i loved tyson.

man i miss his fights.

he turned me on to boxing.
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Prime Tyson is a nightmare for any man who ever stepped in the ring.
He beat them before the match even started, they looked like theyd just shit them selfes. The only one i remember being so dumb and being not scared was Peter McNeeley, man i wish we could have had a rematch.
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:41 PM   #14
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Tyson was very good skilful and aggressive puncher. Good defense, awesome speed.
But he was never "invincible" like he was hyped up to be. No man is invincible.
Buster Douglas punched the shit out of him, no excuses please.
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:54 PM   #15
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After having researched, watched the fights of Ali, Foreman, Liston, Louis, Marciano ... I come to the conclusions that in his prime Mike Tyson was the best boxer I have ever seen fight.
We don't agree on much, but this is an excellent thread.
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