Prime Mike Tyson ('88.) VS Prime George Foreman ('73.)

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Who wins ?

Poll closed Aug 9, 2022.
  1. George

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  2. Mike

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  1. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 VIP Member Full Member

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    It's certainly got that ring to it :lol:
     
  2. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    They would both destroy each other and it could come down to a battle of stamina ... It's going to be harder for Foreman to bully Tyson compared to Frazier ... Tyson had amazing movement and defense ... Also had great agility and elusiveness

    It could honestly go down to a decision ... The more that I think about it ... And Foreman actually had a lesser gas tank than Tyson

    People keep forgetting that Tyson had an iron chin and was extremely durable .... He took massive shots against Ruddock and didn't go down ... It look Lewis 8 rounds of continuous boxing to take out the shadow of Mike Tyson who was only there in order to pay his bills ... And Douglas needed 10 rounds of nonstop pounding to KO Tyson .... And had Tyson not reached for his mouthpiece he would've gotten up in time

    Nobody is going to beat Tyson via KO early ... Not even George Foreman .... And I don't think anybody can KO prime Foreman early either ... It might just come down to stamina, discipline, willpower and who ever wants to win more ... Kind of cliche but that's all it might be

    George Foreman himself even said that Mike Tyson was a monster
     
  3. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic F(_)CK the new age Full Member

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    I should set up a survey. I am really interested in the result. Could someone do it for me ?
    Thank you.
     
  4. Alexandrow Vids

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    It is actually pointless to discuss with some Tyson fans , especially on Youtube
    there are people who claim prime Ali gets knocked out in 3 rounds Or less.

    Prime Liston / Foreman / Lewis - all get knocked out in 1 or 2 Rounds no Problem.

    Well , the opponents (4-5 classes under these guys)
    who had gone through full rounds were lucky.

    Tyson was on Coke a Night before , Don King was on his mind and Robin Givens didn't want to **** with him. Otherwise he would have knocked them out in one round.
     
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  5. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I keep thinking of that unbelievable right hand Holy hit him with in the round before the stoppage, knocking him across the ring. Had that been Foreman...

    Instant Coma.
     
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  6. Ali Holmes

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    That right hand happened in the 11th round after rounds of beating on Tyson.
     
  7. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic F(_)CK the new age Full Member

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    I published a survey.

    I apologize to all forum members for not doing this before.
     
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  8. Zecora

    Zecora New Member Full Member

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    It would be an amazing fight to see, but I think George flattens him. Mike would have a particularly hard time against someone like Foreman, who would be able to use his weight and reach to keep Tyson away and deliver huge shots to the head. Mike is a lot more durable than Frazier, yes, but if the Foreman/Frazier fight had happened today, it would've been stopped in the first round after Joe got knocked three times in a row and could barely tell where he was. Even if you say that Tyson was twice as durable as Frazier, that means he probably only survives a few rounds before the fight is stopped.

    The only way I see Tyson winning is if he has knowledge of the Ali-Foreman fight, which he would have in real life, but I tend to ignore stuff like that in these scenarios as it always gives the more recent boxer a huge advantage.
     
  9. White Bomber

    White Bomber Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That was not a prime Tyson. And Foreman ain't got Holyfield's accuracy.
     
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  10. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    I pick Mike, but not confidently. I think Foreman would be too slow at times & leave himself open - which is a terrible thing to be against Mike. However, Foreman's physical strength, powerful jab & power will be problematic for Mike aswell. IMO, a Foreman victory will depend on how much pushing & shoving he can get away with.
     
  11. ThatOne

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    What is all his speed going to do when George literally pushes and shoves him whenever he comes into range? He has a five inch height and eight inch reach advantage.
     
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  12. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lester(The Molester) Hayes, who used to use Stick Em on his gloves, he played for the Oakland Raiders back in 1981.
     
  13. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Many may scoff at this notion but I think Old Man Foreman may fare better than the younger version. Young George may get overanxious and wild leaving himself open. Even his detractors must admit Mike Tyson was an outstanding counterpuncher.
    As long as Tyson didn't tighten up and throw only 1 punch at a time. If he was letting his combinations flow Foreman would eventually fold under clean connects. I just think Tyson would land more clean shots.

    Old Man Foreman? (1989-91)He would fuk with Mike from the first press conference to the opening bell. We might have a father/son situation. The during the fight Big George would put that 250lbs to good use by pushing Mike back on his heels, forcing him to reset and come back in. Meanwhile Foreman is putting that heavy jab on him.


    Foreman fought smarter, he would have Mike right in front of him. Wouldn't need to look for him. George would use his timing. Tyson is gonna get worn down and his glass mind would have had him looking for a reason to go down.
     
  14. ThatOne

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    Foreman has more ways to beat Tyson than Tyson has to beat Foreman. If the refs stop him from shoving him he can literally smother him whenever he gets close. Although it was a faded Tyson Lennox Lewis did that to Tyson in the early rounds when Mike should have presumably been at his best to devastating effect. He can use an extended right like Ukrainian hero Vitali Klitschko used to keep Mike at bay. He's just a strong young man. He's all wrong for a come forward fighter like Mike. Styles really do make fights.
     
  15. Bigcheese

    Bigcheese Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I would say the opposite, I think Mike has more ways to win. Mike also had an iron chin and I'm not sure Foreman has the cardio needed to wear Mike down. Interesting 50/50 fight imo and one of my all time fantasy fights.
     
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