Mike Tyson vs Muhammad Ali, revisited

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"The Greatest" Muhammad Ali vs. "Iron" Mike Tyson

  1. Ali via Decision

    13 vote(s)
    27.7%
  2. Ali via KO/TKO/RTD

    20 vote(s)
    42.6%
  3. Ali via DQ

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  4. Tyson via decision

    4 vote(s)
    8.5%
  5. Tyson via KO/TKO/RTD

    8 vote(s)
    17.0%
  6. Tyson via DQ

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Draw

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  8. NC

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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  2. Moggy94

    Moggy94 Member Full Member

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    Ali by late stoppage
     
  3. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Liston and Foreman were the same thing ... Let's be honest, Mike isn't any more intimidating or scary than they were ... And they didn't beat Ali mentally.


    But I'm surprised that Ali has a commanding lead in the poll ...
     
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  4. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    2 completely different fighters compared to Mike Tyson. Honestly, neither Ali nor Tyson would be intimidated by each other. The pre-fight verbal lashings they dish out on each other would've been the greatest **** talking hype of all time.
     
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  5. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It would be the greatest fight of all time. Period.

    I honestly see it as 50/50 with a slight edge to Ali but Ali is running away with it in the poll
     
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  6. Vince Voltage

    Vince Voltage Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ali's pre-fight taunts would get him smacked in the mouth immediately. Foreman, Liston, and Frazier were self- conscious men, not comfortable with verbal warfare or being in the spotlight. Tyson wasn't shy or self-conscious at all. If Ali mocked him in public I don't think Mike would hesitate in knocking or wrestling Ali to the floor.
     
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  7. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It's all part of it

    Ali smacked Terrell in the face ... Holmes smacked Ali ... Frazier and Ali wrestled in a TV studio ... As did Rahman and Lewis ....
     
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  8. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What good is it if a fighter doesn't have "toughness" or "stamina?" Two of the most important components in a fighters make-up!!! You can have the jab...the footwork...the style...but if you don't have toughness and stamina...why bother?
     
  9. Stiches Yarn

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    Tyson, in his best day of course, has a very underrated stamina, what i meant is it wasn't as good as Frazier's or marciano's. The post Rooney tyson's stamina however was as bad as Morrison's
     
  10. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Muhammad Ali by late rounds stoppage.

    A very evenly matched fight in the early stages but once Ali makes it obvious to Tyson that it's going to be a long night,Mike starts to get discouraged. It's been rightly said that Joe Frazier would have been a tough fight for even the 1967 incarnation of Muhammad but that's not necessarily an indication of how this hypothetical bout with 'Iron Mike' would go. For a start,Frazier never got discouraged even when Ali was hitting him with all sorts of devastating shots. Even Foreman's nuclear bombs could n't KEEP him down. Secondly,they were n't quite the same stylewise. Joe was at his best shortrange hitting on the inside while Tyson was more of a mid range boxer. This would n't be the same sort of pressure that Ali got from Joe.
     
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  11. Bokaj

    Bokaj Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Good points. It's a bit annoying when Tyson is held up as a Frazier 2.0. Yes, he was superior to Frazier in several ways, but Frazier also had advantages over him and they weren't identical stylistically just because both were short swarmers.
     
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  12. Bokaj

    Bokaj Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Not at all. Morrisson would have been worn out way before the 10th if he took the kind of punishment from Douglas that Tyson did. I also think he would have faltered in a fight like the Ruddock rematch. Tyson took bombs and kept giving it to Razor. I don't think Morrison could have in the same way.
     
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  13. Bokaj

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    The only prediction I'd care to make is that the first 5 rds would be very important. If Tyson either hasn't won by then or at least has the clear initiative in the fight, I think Ali will take it. But Tyson would be very dangerous in those early rounds.
     
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  14. SheenLantern

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    Is this a joke?
     
  15. Showstopper97

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    Personally, while I picked Ali to win, I don't think Ali's pre-fight talk will do him a bit of good. In fact it'll only make the fight harder & increase his chances of getting KO'ed. Biggs & Holmes trashed talked Tyson before the fight & paid the price for it. These guys had a similar style to Ali, so it's not hard to envision Tyson solving Ali's riddle.
     
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