Video footage of Mike Tyson’s amateur bout as a 12-17 year old against a 23 year old.

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He doesn`t look 12 in this footage, but how many fighters could have beat a 23 year old when they were 12 years old?
     
  2. ecto55

    ecto55 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He was 17 yo there, that's Tyson against Winston Bent in '83.
     
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  3. SerbianLoudmouth

    SerbianLoudmouth Overhand right-Suzie Q Full Member

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    17 years old Foreman would kill 17 years old Tyson!
     
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  4. mark ant

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    No way, Tyson was far more skilled than Forreman was as an amateur. George wasn`t that good at 22 when he struggled with Peralta, Tyson`s progress was far quicker than Goerge`s was.
     
  5. 70sFan865

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    Foreman was good enough to win a golden medal at Olympics.
     
  6. mark ant

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    He didn`t look that good in that bout and his opponent was crap. Biggs who beat Tyson to qualify for the `84 olympic team was a better olympic gold medalist than George and was better than George`s opponent.
     
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    Wasn't he in juvenile at that age?
     
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    that was before Cuba and the Eastern European countries became a power in amateur boxing. The U.S. dominated the heavyweight class at that time.

    52- Sanders,56 - Rademacher, 64 - Frazier, 68 - Foreman, only in 1960 did the U.S. not win the gold, that year Percy Price was upset in an early fight.
     
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    Frazier was but he was killed!
    Again style makes fights and even at those age Foreman would beat Tyson!
    Foreman would beat many guys and became Olympic winner while Tyson struggled to Junior Olympics!Holyfield beat this Tyson in sparing and also some bum and George would kill him!
    At that age while Tyson struggled with tomato cans Foreman used to lift 300lb cows in his shoulders and spar with Sonny Liston!
    Again 17 years old Foreman would kill this Tyson!
    Foreman was even at that age bigger and twice stronger and he became Olympic winner!
     
  10. SerbianLoudmouth

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    Again Tyson did beat Biggs but Biggs beat him also!
    And he struggled to even Jr Olympics and Evander beat him in sparing!
    Tysin maybe beat Tyrell Biggs but was knicked by some bum!And atthat Age Foreman won all his bouts with ko,didn't cry,spar with,Sonny Liston,lift cows around....even at that age he was much stringer than Tyson!
    Tysin could not even make it to Olympics and Foreman won them!
    His oponents was very good than green scared Biggs and he used to spar with legendary Sonny Liston while Liston would kill this Tyson in sparing!
    Again Foreman was even at that age much stribger and would push Tysin around like a ping pong ball!
     
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  11. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  12. Bonecrusher

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    Biggs was a Super Heavyweight in the Olympics. Tyson was campaigning as a Heavyweight and lost two fights against Henry Tillman. Tillman and Biggs both won Gold in 1984. Biggs did not take Tyson’s spot nor did he face him as an amateur. Tillman beat Tyson to earn his spot as the Heavyweight representative for the United States. Biggs was the representative in the super heavyweight division for the United States
     
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    Check what Bonecrusher said several times!
    Tyson never faced Biggs
     
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    He was 16 when he lost to 25 year old Craig Payne.
     
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  15. Saintpat

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    While Tyson wasn’t good enough to beat Henry Tillman to earn a spot on the Olympic team.

    I figure George would probably have decapitated Tillman in the amateurs.