An honest rating of Mike Tyson's chin in the current era?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Tockah, May 10, 2022.

  1. Tockah

    Tockah F-GOAT Full Member

    232
    379
    Mar 12, 2022
    Would he have been able to compete in the HW division in the last 10 years or so? You can argue he is over rated, or underrated because he is considered so overrated or what have you. But could he be a competitive contender? Would he be able to get himself any belts? He just seems so prone to the physical disadvantages against the SHW of the modern era.
     
  2. MixedMartialLaw

    MixedMartialLaw Boards don’t hit back Full Member

    227
    235
    Jun 30, 2021
    Mike Tyson almost always fought bigger fighters than himself often much bigger. He never didn't have a reach and height disadvantage to overcome but he was a genetic freak of nature and supremely talented, I see no reason why he couldn't have applied that in the modern era.

    As much as Tyson Fury is bandied about as being an outlier due to his size and skill are there any boxers who currently exist as 5'10", 220 lbs bundles of fast twitch muscle routinely KO'ing men 6" taller than themselves?
     
  3. Bill1234

    Bill1234 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    8,286
    433
    Jan 28, 2007
    He would definitely be a champion. Many of the big guys today are very hittable and would have a lot of trouble keeping up with Tyson’s bursts. The size could give Tyson some trouble but not enough to be costing him fights
     
  4. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    5,871
    5,826
    Sep 22, 2021
    Is this really worth evaluating? It should be pretty clear his chin is fine.
     
    Guru88 and Fergy like this.
  5. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

    11,681
    5,151
    Feb 26, 2009
    The Ruddock fight showed he had a pretty good chin, and he took many of Lennox right hands.
     
    Fergy likes this.
  6. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    42,508
    41,847
    Aug 21, 2012
    Tyson's chin has never been a problem for him. He could take a licking and keep on ticking.
     
    Fergy likes this.
  7. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    16,738
    16,059
    Jan 8, 2017
    He actually had one of the best chin s of any heavyweight.
    To beat him, in his prime, you had to really keep hitting away. He took some massive shots and kept on.
     
    Guru88 likes this.