1991 George Foreman vs 1991 Mike Tyson

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  1. anut

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    Go see tyson/bonecrusher.............. Foreman too slow..........tyson via 12 rd dec.................thread starter troll
     
  2. Boggle

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    I don't know. If it was George Foreman with a monocle, I'd put my money on Big George... with a monocle.
     
  3. wvucheerjr

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    Tyson post Douglas-prison is a mystery to me. I don't want to put him in the same category as post prison Tyson (ie the one who fought Holyfield) but I also can't see him as the unbeatable force as pre-Douglas. Tyson didn't crumble down the stretch against Ruddock but obviously Foreman 1991 was a much better fighter than Razor, seeing as how a year later Ruddock was brutally TKO-ed in 2 by Lennox Lewis. I go with the theory that Tyson rocks Big George early, and hard. But I just don't think post-Douglas Tyson could have KO-ed George early. After Foreman survived the initial couple of rounds I think he establishes his size and jab and TKO's Tyson in 8 or 9.
     
  4. Farmboxer

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    Tyson with his speed. Although, Foreman would have still been dangerous.
     
  5. FORMIDABLE

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    I reckon Tyson would have punished Foreman.

    Foreman gave a good account of himself against Holy, but Holy was able to get a lot of good shots through Big George's leaky crab defence and get him in trouble. Similar shots from Mike and Foreman's corner would have to stop the fight eventually, if he was still standing.

    Tyson loved a target, and Big George would've presented a big stiff and stationary one. Tyson would have teeed off on him. We're forgetting how fast and ferocious young Mike was back then, including the one from the Ruddock fights, regardless of his problems outside the ring.

    George, even with his famed power would need an accumulation of damage to stop Mike late on and I don't think he had the mobility to do it without taking much more damage from a still fresh and fierce monster like Mike. Mike's stamina was also very good back then too, he could easily carry his power through 12.
     
  6. RonnieHornschuh

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    1992 Foreman couldn't even Ko Alex Stewart for god's sake. I guess Stewart wasn't 'scared' but Tyson was?
    Tyson would win via wide UD, I don't know if he stops Foreman because he probably had too much respect for him.
     
  7. AlisJab

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    There's a good reason why Mike Tyson avoided Big George Foreman.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0SONoA5L1g[/ame]
     
  8. I always thought Tyson was scared of Foreman back in those days. If Tyson comes prepared with his head on straight he wins by UD. But the '91 version of Tyson wasn't prepared and didn't have his head on straight. He had already stopped dipping low and moving his head by that point... Foreman by late stoppage or KO wouldn't be an unreasonable prediction.
     
  9. homebrand

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    actually, it is a very unreasonable prediction. What the **** are you talking about? Seriously.
     
  10. CANNONBALL

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    speed and the ability to punch in combination were what set Tyson apart moreso than his power and by '91 he was mostly throwing single shots and not moving his head. Foreman would have been the physically strongest man Tyson had ever faced and no way would George have been intimidated - Foreman wanted to fight Tyson, Mike wernt so keen on fighting George..... I can see Foreman winning this one, perhaps rnds 8-9....
     
  11. Brickhaus

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    91' Foreman doesn't have the stamina or handspeed to bother Tyson. Tyson decision after giving Foreman a prolonged beating, with neither guy doing much the last few rounds.
     
  12. TheGreat

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    Tyson by brutal KO, Foreman was WAY TOO SLOW in the 90s, his fights with Morrison, Schultz, Briggs and Saverese, are NOT anything I would want to see from a fighter facing a 91 Tyson.
     
  13. Shane_Erich

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    For the idiots that say Tyson would blow fForeman away read this:

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    There was a reason they didn't fight. Tyson didn't want none of that because he knew he was a horrible matchup for him. I personally think it would have been a great fight with Foreman stoppin ghim late. Ain't no way Tyson was backing big George up.

    As I read through the posts it makes you realise how many kids are on this site and just go off what other people say about Tyson and Foreman and weren't around to watch them.
     
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  14. AlisJab

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    fixed
     
  15. zoo

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    If Tyson landed a combination anything like what Holyfield landed on Foreman it would have lights out.