Tyson or Ali, who is/was more famous?

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  1. reckless

    reckless Active Member Full Member

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    For the 2nd day in a row I have heard the phrase 'I feel like I went 10 rounds with Mike Tyson' on a TV show here in Britain. He's been retired for 15 years now.

    Ali and Tyson are clearly the most famous boxers of all time. Who was more famous at their peak and more famous today?
     
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  2. Eggman

    Eggman Well-Known Member Full Member

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    both will probably be in as the #1 and #2 talked about in folklore in 30 years.

    Ali #1
     
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    Chuck Norris Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  4. Eggman

    Eggman Well-Known Member Full Member

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    cant argue. It’s hard to split them when it comes to fame and transcending boxing. Hard question
     
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  5. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I don't know because I wasn't alive during Ali's time. But going '10 rounds with Mike Tyson' I hear every week from middle aged women (say, after a hard days work or a messy night out) who don't know boxing still exists.
     
  6. POTUS

    POTUS Boxing Full Member

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  8. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    Ali and it's not even close.
     
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  9. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Equal, or thereabouts close enough.
     
  10. Cafe

    Cafe Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think Ali's name is more famous but more people would have seen Tyson fight cause he's more recent.
     
  11. Eggman

    Eggman Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think we can all agree they are the two names that will be the top of folklore for many years to come
     
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  12. Mario Music

    Mario Music New Member Full Member

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    There are a lot of boxers who dominated and were super popular in their era. Muhammad Ali gained fame as the greatest talker and bragger, as well as thanks to his good looks, as well as his boxing style and dance in the ring. Tyson was unique for its explosiveness, speed, punch strength and series of crunches. He knocked out all much taller and bigger fighters than himself, a real boxing pit bull. Of course,young Tyson before prison.
     
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  13. thanosone

    thanosone Love Your Brother Man Full Member

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    Ali Bomaye!!
     
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