Which ATG's HW's does Tyson beat

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Showstopper97, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

    Oct 7, 2020
    Many people point out that Mike Tyson never beat an ATG in or near their prime. While that is true, that doesn't mean he wouldn't beat many ATG's before & after him. In your opinion, which ATG's does he beat & who does he lose to.

    My Picks
    Johnson - Tyson KO Early
    Dempsey - Tyson KO Early to Mid
    Tunney - Tyson Mid to Late KO or UD
    Schmeling - Mid Round KO or UD
    Louis - Tyson Early to Mid KO
    Charles - Tyson Mid to Late KO
    Walcott - Tyson Early to Mid KO
    Marciano - Tyson KO Early
    Patterson - Tyson KO Early
    Liston - Tyson UD
    Ali - Ali UD
    Frazier - Tyson Early to Mid TKO
    Foreman - Foreman Mid TKO
    Holmes - Tyson UD
    Holyfield - Tyson UD or Late TKO
    Lewis - Tyson Mid-Late KO or UD
    Wladimir Klitschko - Tyson Mid to Late TKO or UD
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  2. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    Johnson - Johnson UD
    Dempsey - Tyson KO Early
    Tunney - Tunney UD
    Schmeling - early KO
    Louis -Louis KO 6
    Charles - Tyson SD
    Walcott - Tyson Early to Mid KO
    Marciano - Too tough to call
    Patterson - KO Early
    Liston - Liston KO 8
    Ali - Ali TKO 11 rounds
    Frazier - Frazier TKO 12 rounds
    Foreman - Foreman 2nd round TKO
    Holmes - Holmes TKO 10
    Holyfield - Holy either a UD or TKO in 9
    Wladimir Klitschko - Tyson UD
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  3. Rakesh

    Rakesh Member Full Member

    Jul 6, 2021
    My Picks
    Johnson - Tyson KO Early (while there a case, Johnsons style to outdated to deal with the pressure of a young Tyson imo)
    Dempsey - Tyson KO after a entertaining slugfest
    Tunney - Tyson SD
    Schmeling - Tyson KO first 3 rounds
    Louis - Louis TKO
    Charles - Tyson UD
    Walcott - Tyson Early to Mid KO
    Marciano - To be honest I have no idea but all I know is its a absolute WAR
    Patterson - KO1
    Liston - Liston KO in 6
    Ali - Ali UD/if a 15 rounder, TKO13
    Frazier - another tough one to call, FOTC Frazier TKO 9th
    Foreman - Foreman KO inside 5
    Holmes - Holmes TKO 7th
    Holyfield - Holyfield UD
    Lewis - Lewis RTD
    Wladimir Klitschko - Tyson UD
  4. Bumnard_Hopkins

    Bumnard_Hopkins Burger King banned Full Member

    Jul 13, 2021
    Tyson knocks Louis out within 6.

    I would favour Tyson (not by stoppage) over everyone before Holmes.
  5. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    Ali, Lewis, Holmes and Liston are either even money or slight dogs. Iron Mike should be favored over everyone else.
  6. Bumnard_Hopkins

    Bumnard_Hopkins Burger King banned Full Member

    Jul 13, 2021
    How would Liston trouble Tyson?
  7. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    With his nostrils. You could park a Cadillac in those things!
  8. Lenny

    Lenny Member Full Member

    May 23, 2021
    prime Holmes would be a challenge
  9. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 6, 2017
    Johnson - Tyson by KO within 6. Resembles the Thomas and Green fights. Very ugly rough start at first, but eventually Tyson breaks him down.

    Dempsey - Tyson in 4 in an incredibly exciting and furious back and forth slug fest. Both men badly hurt.

    Tunney - Tyson KO in 8. Tunney survives for a while with his speed and craftiness but body blows and great accuracy eventually catch up with him and slow him down. Resembles the Tillis fight, but ends with the knockdown.

    Schmeling - Tyson KO within 2.

    Louis - hmm tough one. Really depends on if Louis can take Tyson rushing in with that piston like jab, his does he respond? Does he become more reserved and have a low output choosing to "box"? Does Louis try to trade and slug it out as he did with Galento and Buddy? So many ways this can go. I favor Tyson 6/10, most likely a KO or TKO either way.

    Charles - Tyson KO within 4. Charles makes this interesting for a while with his well rounded inside fighting and boxing ability but is simply too small to handle the power and lacks the power to really make Tyson respect him.

    Walcott - Tyson KO within 7. Walcott earns his respect with a very spirited performance tho and looks excellent early with his superb footwork and counters.

    Marciano - Tyson by TKO within 5. Rocky is dropped and covered in streams of blood and the ref saves him from himself. Might resemble Frazier vs Chuvalo.

    Patterson - Tyson KO within 2.

    Liston - like the Louis fight, this depends on how Tyson reacts. If he backs up and keeps getting nailed by those heavy jabs and uppercuts, Tyson may go in a defensive shell. Could end up looking like the Douglas fight but even worse since Liston hit harder, was even more aggressive, and went to the body more. On the other hand, Liston may show up out of shape and having spent several weeks drinking. The first solid blow might have him deciding to just sit on his stool.

    In regards to Tyson, if he isn't intimidated and can get past that jab, this would be a slugfest for the ages that would make the Ruddock fights look like Mayweather vs Berto. In which case I'd leans towards Tyson by TKO within 9 more often than not due to his hand speed and more polished combinations.

    Ali - 60's Ali wins by UD or late round TKO. Tyson likely beats most versions of 70's Ali by a very close decision or unanimous depending on if this is pre or post Zaire..

    Frazier - Tyson likely stops him within 6. However, if it goes past that round, Frazier takes over.

    Foreman - either a very epic brawl that goes either way with both men hitting the canvas, or Foreman completely subdues him and stops him within 4. Very dangerous matchup.

    Holmes - Tyson by TKO within 10. Has to come from behind to win tho. Fight of the decade candidate.

    Holyfield - Holyfield always has Tyson's number. Either late stoppage or UD.

    Lewis - hard to predict, but I lean toward Lewis TKO mid to late. People dismiss the fact Lewis was older than Tyson and pretty shopworn himself. He feasted on small aggressive guys.

    Wladimir Klitschko - Tyson KO within 7. Especially if the ref deducts points for excessive clinching.
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