Is Mike Tyson Tailor Made for George Foreman ?

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  1. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Tyson was a much more slippery counterpuncher tha n Zaire Ali.
  2. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 6, 2017
    I thought Ali wasn't a slippery counter puncher?

    Make up your mind.

    And post prison Tyson certainly wasn't as elusive as Ali.
  3. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

    Dec 31, 2009
    Tyson would beat George to the draw. His success with this could spiral quite quickly. But George wouldn’t go down without a fight and it would be interesting to see the prime Mike Tyson reacting to that kind of spirit.

    what we saw with Douglas, a completely different fighter to Foreman, was the young Tyson not understanding why he was getting hit. He did not solve this, he toughed it out, took the beating but his boxing just fell apart.

    it’s not that I think Tyson is not going to understand why he he is getting hit by Foreman. It is wether his boxing is going to fall apart when he gets hit.

    we all know how fast and fluid Tyson was, how adept and advanced he was to attack from the sides using his angles. Tyson would go through his drilled program and look amazing. But when he got hit, he could snap out of this and get involved in a shoot out like he did with Ruddock or the mauling brawl that the Bruno fight became. If he does this and offered up that kind of scenario with Foreman then Tyson would be in way more trouble than he ever was with Frank or Ruddock.

    Bonecrusher lost every round against Tyson but he also managed to break up the Tyson program cycle of success through mikes frustration.

    I think this fight could be 50-50 in certain situations...but overall Tyson is not tailored for Foreman.

    in many ways Tyson is far too advanced of a fighter for prime Foreman
  4. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Tyson plays right into his hands. Cus new it too.
  5. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    See the comments Tyson made about Holyfield recently. . It makes total sense he would have the same fears about Foreman back in the day
  6. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 10, 2012
    Tommy Morrison hit Foreman with everything but the kitchen sink. Did not budge him. Tyson gets hammered out in 7 rounds.
  7. djanders

    djanders Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Tyson was not quite as taylor made for Foreman as Frazier was. I look at Mike as more of a Swarmer/Slugger hybrid, where Frazier was more of a pure Swarmer. With that said, I still think Foreman wins by stoppage, but he would have to take some incoming to do it.