Tyson will always be high in the popularity votes because as a young pro coming up he had an undefeated entrance and was KOing opponents everytime out. Ofcourse most fans didn't know he was fighting "opponents" but most fans don't know much about boxing other than results (wins/loses) and the record established. As to talents and willingness and all the techniques thats go with so many styles, they're clueless!!
Evander Holyfield is the better fighter, by far! He always brought solid conditioning and the will to win, Tyson did not! Holyfield fought much better competition than Mike did also. His record will read very shady but again theres fans that don't understand losses, many times its who your fighting when your fighting him and why! These are legit reasons not excusses!!!
Then ofcourse the went heads up and one punked and quit! Pretty easy to pick the better man!!! Ray.