I just met a guy who says that Mike Tyson is Underrated.

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by OP_TheJawBreaker, Jul 7, 2021.

  1. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

    Jun 23, 2021
    Is it me or Is that statement idotic ?
  2. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    Depends on the context. I think a lot of serious fans underrate him.
  3. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    He is massively underrated.
  4. MixedMartialLaw

    MixedMartialLaw New Member Full Member

    Jun 30, 2021
    Mike is still massive with casual fans or just the public at large, that reputation will always cause the "purists" to want to downplay things as a reaction to that.
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  5. JackSilver

    JackSilver Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 24, 2017
    That guy is really you isnt it?
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  6. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012
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  7. TipNom

    TipNom Active Member Full Member

    Jun 19, 2019
    I think Tyson is so overrated by casuals, that he's become underrated by more hardcore boxing fans.
  8. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

    Jun 23, 2021
    No, I found him on Quora
  9. Bokaj

    Bokaj Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Most of the regular posters here have him in the lower top 10, i think. Do you think that's too low?
  10. GOAT Primo Carnera

    GOAT Primo Carnera Member of the PC Fan Club Full Member

    Jan 28, 2018
    As soon as the word "Tokyo", "Buster" or "Douglas" comes up, any rational debate is gone.
  11. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    Depends on the context, as Bit says. I find him to get a little underrated on these boards. He has a very good resume despite what's often said, and he's incredible head-to-head. I think there's a real case for him to be top three in that department, and someone who's made my top ten 'greatness' list for some time.
  12. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Definitely top 10 heavy. As has been implied,because a lot of casual fans rate even a post prime Tyson as being like a combo of Godzilla and King Kong - serious fans will downgrade him in reaction to that.
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  13. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    How overrated he is by casuals and his fanboys supersedes how underrated he CAN be by some hardcore fans, who know more about the sport and sell his resume short. He’s a legit contender for most overrated athlete ever but that’s the casuals. To them boxing is Ali, Tyson, and now Mayweather and Pacquaio. Ali is a legit contender for best ever at heavy, an arguable top 10 p4p, Mayweather & Pacquaio are top 50 p4p, Tyson is arguably not a top 10 at heavy, and certainly not a top 100 all-time pound for pound.
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  14. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Disagree on everything.
  15. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Tyson may never be accurately rated. He's too polarizing. The very mention of his name begs extremes, and arguments in that vein are going to be flawed in either direction simply by virtue of being taken too far.
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