Tyson or Ali, who is/was more famous?

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  1. titanic

    titanic Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ali Famous for Beating Foreman
    Tyson Famous for Biting Holyfiled
     
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  2. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think they may have had equal fame in America, but globally there was no comparison, look at the response to Ali in frica, no way was Tyson known in Africa like that.
     
  3. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The Foreman fight was far bigger and more iconic, it was also on free TV.
     
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  4. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The movie Ali is more compelling than any movie that was made about Tyson, it did far more box-office and had far interest.
     
  5. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Pele and Ali were equally famous.
     
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  6. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Boxing was just as popular as footbal in te 70`s, being the heavyweight champ at that time was the most prized of all sports achievements back then.
     
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  7. Rockradar

    Rockradar Well-Known Member Full Member

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    IMO Alis legacy and what he did outside the ring makes him more famous.

    Tyson brought back and catapulted boxing back into popularity when he beat Trevor Berbick. Tyson would be more infamous than famous. 20 year old Mike was the best Mike Tyson.
     
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  8. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    In what countries?
     
  9. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It was shown all over the world.
     
  10. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The fight was watched by a record estimated television audience of 1 billion viewers worldwide, becoming the world's
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    . The fight grossed an estimated $100 million (inflation-adjusted $500 million) in worldwide revenue.
     
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  11. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Did you watch it live on TV, Mark?
     
  12. mark ant

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    No but I watched it in the cinematic documentary when we were kings.
     
  13. mark ant

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    When We Were Kings is frequently regarded as one of the best boxing documentaries ever, and maintains a 98% positive rating at
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    The film won the 1996
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    . At the presentation, both Ali and Foreman came up to join the filmmakers to make it clear they had long made peace since that match, with Foreman even helping Ali up the stairs. It was also nominated for the
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  14. mark ant

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    When we were kings
    Box office $2,789,985
     
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