Mike Tyson: The most overrated of all time

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  1. Check_Hook

    Check_Hook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Do you think by most casual fans opinion, that Mike Tyson is the most over rated boxer of all time.

    I love tyson by the way
     
  2. bodhi

    bodhi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You obviously never heard of David Tua or Ike Ibeabuchi.
     
  3. psychopath

    psychopath D' "X" Factor Full Member

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  5. Check_Hook

    Check_Hook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Most casul fans have never heard of ike ibeabuchi, ive heard alot of casual fans say Tyson is the G.O.A.T.

    Im not talking proper boxing fans with good knowladge of the sport, just casual everyday fans
     
  6. Sir Will Wigan

    Sir Will Wigan HLF: A Real "Fightin' Man" Full Member

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    During the time he was trained by Kevin Rooney and "under control", absolutely not.
     
  7. cesare-borgia

    cesare-borgia √úbermensch in fieri Full Member

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    no way, prime tyson is one of the greatest heavyweights h2h.
     
  8. Check_Hook

    Check_Hook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    :good
     
  9. kolokomandos

    kolokomandos GLASS IS NOT AN OPTION Full Member

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    Tyson is overrated indeed, Buster showed that, Holy showed that, Lewis showed that and Kevin McBride showed that. Doesn't matter if Tyson was in bad condition, if he was GOAT then he shall fight like one + other greatest fought being older than Tyson and even in worse health condition: Ali and Foreman for example.
     
  10. BoxKing

    BoxKing Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Have you seen his record?

    He was 37-0 and 45-1 before he started on his losing streak.

    It doesn't matter if you're in Japan or Australia, if you're into any kind of sport you KNOW who Mike tyson is. In his prime his physical fitness and mental strength were monstrous.

    Even then, at most he is a Top 20 ATG, but he has done more for boxing than Pac or Mayweather ever will, outside of the Philippines.
     
  11. p.Townend

    p.Townend Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No Tyson is not overrated.
     
  12. Mr Fixter

    Mr Fixter Member Full Member

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    Boxing wouldnt have had much of a following if it wasnt for Tyson. When Ali left Boxing became boring, when Tyson was undeafeted you watched him with not even a thought that he was overrated.
     
  13. v2k987

    v2k987 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not by boxing fans, causual or hardcore. But the general public definitely overrate him. Whenever i talk to somebody who doesn't know about boxing they are shocked when i tell them Tyson lost a fight (not just 1 but 6!!!)
     
  14. Check_Hook

    Check_Hook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Im not knocking Tyson, there was no doubt he is an ATG.

    What im saying is, most casual fans would have Tyson as the G.O.A.T, If you asked the average person in the street who the best boxer of all time is 9 out of 10 would say Ali or Tyson.
     
  15. Check_Hook

    Check_Hook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yeah maybe i should of said in general, instead of casual fans