Typical moronic replies
Tyson is easily a top 10 HW and top 3 H2H HW
HW should rank higher overall on these lists than the lower weight classes, which matter far less.
Originally Posted by Keitha313
Who is Mike Tyson's marquee fight?
Answer that then justify it to why he deserves to be up on the list next to guys like Jersey Joe Walcott, Joe Louis, George Foreman and so on.
Then the fact he slipped out of his prime when most heavyweights generally peak, he's a what could of been kind of fighter, Larry Holmes summed him up in one he would be the destruction of himself he doesn't deserve ATG even in HW category far as I'm concerned.
This is beyond stupid. Tyson was the youngest heavyweight champion ever to this day and was the first in nearly a decade to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. His skills and ability were unmatched and he effectively cleaned out the division at the age of 21 after beating Spinks, the only guy left to fight. Within 3 years he became the biggest name in boxing. He's the only heavyweight to ever come out of incarceration for 4 years and win two titles.
Nothing that he's done has ever been close to being accomplished again. No one has ever ripped through the heavyweight division over night and captured its biggest prize the way Mike Tyson did.
Louis lost to past prime Schmeling and had an awful chin with had no footwork at all. He was clearly out boxed by the likes of Walcott and Charles and even the morbidly obese Tony Galento had his shinning moments against Louis. His resume is stacked full of bums that would even give him trouble from time to time.
His best trait or skill was combination punching, a category that Tyson was superior in.
Walcott has a record full of losses and Foreman was stopped in his prime by a fading Ali. Foreman had limited skills and threw wide, looping shots.
Besides Ali no one was as big of a name or a global sensation like Tyson was.