1991 George Foreman vs 1991 Mike Tyson

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  1. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I always thought Mike was a greater fighter prime for prime, but George had the style to beat him even when he was older.
     
  2. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    I have no idea what would have happened, but I would have loved to have seen it.

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  3. UFC2015

    UFC2015 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    So did Tyson duck Foreman or Foreman rejected many numerous deals Don King offered and actually wanted nothing to do with Don King? I have a feeling it is the later
     
  4. dawnofthedead

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    The FOREMAN who flattened Cooney, took Holyfield the distance in a competitive fight and knocked out Moorer i would pick to defeat Tyson yes. I loved 80's Tyson but the defeat to Douglas and the stuggles with Razor Ruddock proved that Tyson was no longer a threat at world level.
    Foreman after surviving a torrid opener would push Tyson back and stop him in four or five rounds. I just don't see Tyson having anything to defeat Foreman with, certainly not by 91' and Tyson never once showed the heart to come back from behind, Big George for me.
     
  5. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Foreman is and will always be stylistically wrong for Tyson.
     
  6. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tyson too fast with both hands.
     
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  7. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Prime foreman is all wrong for Tyson, but old foreman? Come on, Tyson would knock him out. Foreman was still dangerous but he was very slow, and was mainly a punching bag to the higher level heavyweights.
     
  8. elmaldito

    elmaldito Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Don king didnt match tyson with foreman for good reason.
     
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  9. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This,,Mike was reportedly offered in the neighborhood of 47 to 50 million, and that was almost 30 years ago! Tyson didn't want any of George, for all his failings Tyson was a student of the sport of boxing having access to a vast library of fights. He knew his style, and physical attributes were made for a guy like Foreman. As does any non casual fan.
     
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  10. POTUS

    POTUS Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Foreman tko Tyson. Tyson did not want the fight. Foreman preyed on punchers, he ate them alive
     
  11. TheWorstEver(TWE)

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    At the time this was seen as an easy payday for Tyson & I was firmly in that camp. However there are problems even with an older Foreman. He's bigger & physically stronger than Tyson, with a concrete chin, & Tyson can't fight going backwards, never could. I think Big George wins.