Could Mike Tyson of today beat Canelo?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by bluebird, Jun 19, 2022.

Who would win today?

  1. Tyson

    12 vote(s)
  2. Canelo

    35 vote(s)
  1. bluebird

    bluebird Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 17, 2009
    No weight limits.

    OLD great Heavyweight vs One of the best in the world who normally fights at 168 lbs. They say the last thing you lose is your punch, Mike looked decent vs an old Roy Jones.

    Who you got?
  2. West of Hollywood

    West of Hollywood Active Member Full Member

    Nov 17, 2018
    I'm no fan of Canelo but an excellent active LHW fighter like Canelo would beat Tyson from pillar to post and Tyson would likely quit in his corner after a few rounds. The first round would be interesting but after that total beat down.
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  3. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan Dog Face??! Full Member

    Aug 9, 2020
    Am I the only person who remembers that Tyson lost to journeymen decades ago? Canelo would eat him alive
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  4. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    ye, Tyson lost to Danny Williams over a decade ago. The skills gap right now is too large. Tyson isn’t exactly a huge HW.

    Pretty sure Canelo beats a journeyman HW.

    Just as I’d bet Josh Taylor, Crawford or Spence could go up and beat Chavez Jr. the gap in skills will easily close the size difference
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  5. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    Poll shouldn’t be close at all. Tyson looked awful in his later years as a pro and he’s in his 50s now
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  6. Fogger

    Fogger Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 9, 2021
    Tyson had some speed and reasonable looking power against RJJ for a minute or two. I say that Alvarez gets through the first round or two and a tired Tyson gets blasted out after that. Alvarez in four rounds.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2022
  7. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4 Full Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    I love Mike but these days gimme a break. Canelo would seriously hurt him with the first punch he lands.
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  8. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    We saw the ghost of Holyfield vs the ufc guy.
  9. MixedMartialLaw

    MixedMartialLaw Boards don’t hit back Full Member

    Jun 30, 2021
    Time is undefeated but Mike is in a much better place mentally now than at the end of his boxing career. People may remember he ballooned up past 300 lbs very shortly after he retired he's much healthier physically (actually downright incredible shape for his age) and mentally now than a decade ago.

    Everyone knows it was never Mike's body that failed him as a fighter but when his focus and mind went.

    Mike could probably still technically starch Canelo in the first round but if it goes beyond the first than every addtional minute the edge goes to Canelo.

  10. KelandBeave

    KelandBeave Fab 4 Full Member

    Jun 27, 2013
    Canelo would destroy RJJ and Tyson.... that's not hating on those two ATG but it's just simply an age thing.
  11. sasto

    sasto Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    I think that speaks more to both guys giving each other space to show fans a bit of their style before getting into it like your uncles at the BBQ.

    He can do one thing well, like move or throw, but he's not doing both at the same time.

    If the question was could Mike beat the sparring bully at your local gym or someone deep in the tomato can ranks that's one thing, but it would look goofy if he fought someone actually good who wasn't flyweight sized.
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  12. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
  13. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    No, unfortunately Canelo would take him apart.
  14. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 23, 2020
    Not sure if serious?
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  15. EddieLima

    EddieLima Member Full Member

    Jun 4, 2022
    Its funny seeing the mood fans after a fight. All of the sudden Beterbiev would beat prime Tyson and Canelo would lose to 55 y/o Tyson. Canelo still at the top of the food chain after a loss to another top guy in Bivol. And Tyson is just old, he didn't look anywhere beating top 10 guys when he fought Jones.