Mike Tyson: The most overrated of all time

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Check_Hook, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. TheGreat

    TheGreat Boxing Junkie banned

    Jan 12, 2005
    Add Berbick, Ruddock and Tucker to the list as well.
  2. Bubby

    Bubby Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    You forgot a few!:lol:

    Mike Rodgers, 3-21-1
    Jesse Clark, 0-19-0
    Hubert Adams, 0-12-0
    Tim Johnson, 5-25--0
    Dave Johnson, 13-13-0
    Henry Porter, 10-12-1
    Jesse Clark, 0-27-0
    Donny townsend, 2-7-0
    David Bay, pro debut, knocked out Buster, round one!
    Mike White, 12-5-1, knocked out Buster, round nine..
  3. iceman71

    iceman71 WBC SILVER Champion Full Member

    Jul 28, 2008
    i guess you bleeped right over the part where he has beaten 5 current or future heavyweight champions....regardless of the **** fights mixed in, he won quite a few that counted..... and those guys you make fun ifm vitalis first 30 fights looked like that
  4. banny

    banny Active Member Full Member

    Jan 22, 2010
    Be honest, Mike Tyson was overrated

    Yet this thread has made 7 pages and you are talking about him like he is still fighting!
  5. the cobra

    the cobra Awesomeizationism! Full Member

    Jun 30, 2008
    The criticism that he lacked the big names doesn't really hold up. Only 5 or 6 heavyweight champions have resumes that are genuinely more impressive than his. He had surprising, and rather remarkable longevity for a fighter of his style. I think he's guaranteed for a spot inside the top 10 all time at Heavyweight.
  6. left right left

    left right left Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 14, 2010
    He might have been overrated. He wasn't supposed to lose a fight until 1994/1996, to hear the scribes of his time.
  7. anut

    anut Boxing Addict banned

    Apr 4, 2007
    Underated till 91.............. 95 till retirement was just a myth and overrated
  8. Bazooka

    Bazooka Pimp C Wants 2 Be Me Full Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    Tyson was not over rated~ I am being honest~ he just lost his committment to the sport... However when he was where he was after unifying and prior to douglas he was not over rated, even when he got out of prison he was not over rated... he just has bad ****ing habits that put him in positions he likely would have never faced had he focused on his career..
    keep in mind not all fighters have a long reign... a fighters prime comes and goes in the blink of an eye.
  9. conraddobler

    conraddobler Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    Mar 7, 2010
    The visual evidence does not lie. You have to be a complete moron and utterly without any common sense let alone boxing acumen to fail to recognize just how amazing Tyson was.

    The visual evidence assures that in 50 years, we'll still be hearing about Tyson like it was yesterday.

    ("Daddy, who was Kiltschko?"

    Dad: "He was a boxer, son."

    Son: "Did he murder people like Mike Tyson!?"

    Dad: "No son, he had a pawing jab that was very effective"

    Son: "Oh.")
  10. Bubby

    Bubby Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    (P.S Dad: "And it's a good ****ing thing Tyson came along before Wladimir, or you would have never knew who Tyson was."
  11. iceman71

    iceman71 WBC SILVER Champion Full Member

    Jul 28, 2008
    not sure what your point is.....
    now that i point out his record is not the worst ever for a heavyweight champ like you said, you have to go dig through his early opponents to state a different case now
  12. iceman71

    iceman71 WBC SILVER Champion Full Member

    Jul 28, 2008
    obviously you have grown up knowing one era of boxing, which makes you look more stupid because you really know jack **** about the sport. period.
    now run off and play
  13. duranimal

    duranimal Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 4, 2009
    The Baddest Man on the Planet & Some:yep

    Glad it was my time when he exploded onto the scene:D

    The rotation of the planet wobbled whenever Tyson fought, from Headhunters to Eskimo's everyone new who Mike Tyson was & there's been no one since that he could'nt have thrashed in those 4 years when he rampaged through the heavyweight division.

    He was the saviour of that division at that time as it had gone flat. Calling Tyson overated is just giving justification to eugenics in aborting spasticated TS's before they come on here:yep
  14. Chempasillo

    Chempasillo Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 5, 2011
    86 tyson was fantastic. remember the size and the small reach he had. he beat so many opponents. he had good reflexes, amazing speed and punching power, great head movemant, was good on his feet and simply had a good boxing IQ. imagine tyson with more reach and 6'3 tall and you would have had a boxer who would have terrorized from ali,foreman, frazier too holy, lewis, klits within 1-4 rds, that what I believe.
  15. Bazooka

    Bazooka Pimp C Wants 2 Be Me Full Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    Douglas was a legit contender to the title he was rightfully ranked and deserved his shot, most so called fans do not realize this about douglas because they tend to focus on the odds going into that fight 42-1 underdog....

    Your a ****ing moron I will let the rest of the posters smash your ******ed ass up and down in this thread, keep replying I am in the mood for the cheap entertainment....