Who's the best fighter that Prime Mike Tyson can beat?

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  1. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    Tyson was much better than Frazier. You might not agree but it's true. Oh it's true!!
     
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  2. Vic-JofreBRASIL

    Vic-JofreBRASIL having fun Full Member

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    There is no reason why he couldn´t beat Ali at least once in 3 fights.
     
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  3. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 VIP Member Full Member

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    I agree, and you've actually given me pause for thought.

    Foreman K̶O̶2̶ KO3
     
  4. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    :lol:

    DAMNIT!!!
     
  5. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 VIP Member Full Member

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    :lol:

    A titanic short fight, it may go as far as 5 but i think a little sooner due to the ridiculous firepower of both. Tyson's aggressive come forward style dictates it simply has to be a firefight. Foreman is probably the only guy in history that i'd take in a firefight with Tyson. Two very durable monstrous punching ATG heavyweights. FOTY material and goes down in history as one of the great fights. Foreman wouldn't get out of it unscathed.

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  6. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Your last sentence reminded me of Kurt Angle "Oh it's true its damn true".
     
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  7. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    :lol: Angle was the GOAT.
     
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  8. Melankomas

    Melankomas Prime Jeffries would demolish a grizzly in 2 Full Member

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  9. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I actually think Mike would be a very live dog against prime Lennox Lewis.

    Generally I’d favour Lewis but a blitz attack from say from rounds 1-4,5 or 6 would be extremely dangerous ground for Lennox - a KO in favour of Mike within those rounds is certainly not out of the question.

    Lewis was still somewhat leery of the version he did face and Lewis was no mug or prone to superficial intimidation. He at least understood and appreciated what prime Tyson was capable of.

    Call me crazy but I did see some things early (and all too brief) in their actual fight that could be extrapolated into far greater success if Mike had been in possession of his prime engine, speed and judgment.

    If we ran with a ratio for chance of winning (but not necessarily 100% favoured) relative to the quality of the opponent, I’d nominate Lewis as the best fighter in that regard.
     
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  10. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Tyson had an excellent first round but seemed to give up after. His heart wasn’t in the game by then.
     
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  11. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    True - he was also past prime and his heavy weight - 234 lbs - also indicated that he wasn’t necessarily in the best shape he could be in, likely not looking toward a long fight. Only looking to get the job done early if possible.
     
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  12. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood When I'm drinking you leave me well alone Full Member

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    If Ali and Louis are ranked 1 or 2, Prime Tyson can beat either of them.
     
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  13. JackSilver

    JackSilver Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah people tend to forget that this was like 16 years after he first won the title against Berbick. That’s a helluv long time in life never mind boxing especially when you fight in the style that Tyson did. Look how long the likes of Frazier an Marciano lasted at the top before the decline began to set in
     
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  14. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Big Cat Williams?
     
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  15. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    You caught me red handed. I stole from Kurt Angle. Yeah it's true, it's damn...there I go again.

    With a broken freakin neck, no less!!