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

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  1. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I’m not sure what the point is here but it tells me that Foreman had to go through a lot tougher ranks as an amateur to represent the U.S. at the Olympics ... and then he had to go through all the rest of the world.

    For the gold he beat the Soviet Union representative (Lithuanian-born Jonas Cepulis), who was 10 years his elder (those guys just stayed amateur forever as they couldn’t turn pro — but under their system their job was boxing and they didn’t have to work to feed themselves or pay rent, etc.) with some 200 bouts under his belt ... dude was winning national titles four years before George ever put on a pair of gloves. George went 22-4 in the amateurs and was damned near killing guys at the Olympic level.
     
  2. Boxed Ears

    Boxed Ears Ducking Regional Manager Full Member

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    When Mike Tyson was eleven years old, Teddy Atlas put him on the phone with his idol, Joe Frazier. He told Frazier that he was so mad at seeing Foreman beat him that one day he would grow up and he would beat George Foreman FOR HIM. It brought a tear to Frazier's eye and he thanked the young man for his passion and told him he believed him, that one day he would beat up George H.W. Foreman for him as AN ACT of VENGEANCE for the KO defeats which Frazier had suffered twice against George. And then the day came. Foreman made a comeback and called MIke out. It was time to respond and fulfill the destiny he'd laid forth on that earlier, most fateful day. So, Tyson quickly avoided the fight with Foreman and decided instead to beat the holy shirt outta Joe Frazier's son, and then proceeded to bite Kevin McHale (of McHale's Navy fame) on the nipple after the match, in the stands.
     
  3. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie blocked Full Member

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    He was 6ft4 and a clubbing mummy-like banger, awkward as hell and a grown man. So probably. Three rounds was not enough rounds for Mike to catch up with the running style, long jabs on the move with no infighting or body punching in ams.
     
  4. CharlesBurley

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    So was Audley Harrison
     
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  5. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie blocked Full Member

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    That fraud was nearly 29 and just mastered the new amateur scoring system of touching headguard with pillow for 4x2
     
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  6. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think Tyson would have beaten the guy Foreman beat in the olympic final in `68, that final didn`t look that great at all.
     
  7. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Mark how could you possibly think Tyson was 12 in that video. Please say it was a typo
     
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  8. Jimmy Elders

    Jimmy Elders Kamala Harris owes me $1 trillion Full Member

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    How stupid do you have to be to embarrass yourself like the thread starter did here ???
     
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  9. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I thought I saw the answer to your question beneath it but it actually said Serbian Loudmouth likes this. There's a sentence if ever there was one that could've ended two words earlier.
     
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  10. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Well-Known Member Full Member

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    17 year old Tyson was a man-child prodigy making great waves in the heavyweight amateur circuit. 17 year old Foreman had never put a glove on. That's not to say Foreman doesn't beat Tyson later down the line in their boxing careers but, in a boxing match between one 17 year old who has been boxing for years with a world-renowned trainer and is on the cusp of being selected for the Olympics and another 17 year old who has never been in a gym but can lift a cow, I know where I'd be putting my money.

    I'd just need to find someone daft enough to back a 17 year old who had never boxed. Surely such a buffoon doesn't exist...?
     
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  11. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Considering Foreman hadn't even touched a glove at 17, I would doubt that.
     
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  12. sweetsci

    sweetsci Active Member Full Member

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    No kidding!?! Dang! :cool:
     
  13. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Foreman didnt come back till a year after Tyson wiped out Marvis.

    I know you made the whole thing up but at least get your time frame right.
     
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  14. Boxed Ears

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    You'll be hearing from my lawyer. Jamal Robinsonstein. Good day to you, sir.
     
  15. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Easy done. What, with the 2 key being so close to the 7.
     
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