Except that he wasn’t, lol. Heck, he spent half of 1987 hugging Boneclutcher and ho-humming his way to a boring decision over one-armed Tony Tucker, who never really did anything besides beating a disinterested Buster Douglas (who Tyson couldn’t beat, haha). Tyson was the second-best heavyweight of the 1980s. He had a good run. Nothing to be ashamed of, but 18 months as lineal champ doesn’t make anyone fighter of the decade.