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View Poll Results: Do you consider Mike Tyson a P4P all-time great?
Yes 25 62.50%
No 15 37.50%
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:17 AM
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He's easily a top 20 ATG Heavyweight
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:30 AM
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Not for me. The only time he won against another ATG heavyweight was the Holmes fight. Nobody really counts that as a good win do they? Larry was shot to ****. To make the P4P list he needed to have beaten Lewis, Holyfield, Bowe, Foreman (some big time ducking there by Tyson) and a few more solid contenders. There are too many names like McNeeley, Frazier, Julius Francis on his resume for it to be considered a who's who of his era, coupled with some truly embarrassing losses.
None of his title wins were against fighters who will be remembered as being anything special either. Berbick, Tucker, Smith, Bruno and Seldon won't even place in most people's top 250 HW fighters.


I gotta say though, I loved watching the man fight.
I agree. He was very exciting and explosive and even now, i still enjoy watching most of his old fights. That being said, i think the majority of people confuses his excitement and explosiveness with actual accomplishments, and IMO they just don't stack up with fighters like Ali (which even isn't debatable) Holmes, Foreman, Louis ect. He gets on my ATG heavyweight list ( at the back) by being the youngest heavyweight champion, unifying heavyweight and having a decent title reign. He has not beaten any all time great heavyweights in their prime or consistently stayed at the top the way the other great heavyweights did.
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:47 AM
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I don't know, for as talented as Tyson was he was a very mentally weak fighter who depended on intimidation and against the all time greats I think that would lose him a lot of fights. He is a tough stylistic matchup for any heavyweight but I think he is barely on the fringe of ATG status and P4P is not really mentionable.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:24 AM
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why not ?
his opponents were allways taller ..
mike was barely 5'10", not 6" like some claim...
The term is "pound 4 pound" not "inch 4 inch". Tyson was 217 in his prime.

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Old 02-14-2010, 10:17 AM
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He's an all-time great at heavyweight but not a pound for pound all-time great. I think that term should be reserved for the 50 best boxers to ever do it.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:07 PM
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He's an all-time great at heavyweight but not a pound for pound all-time great. I think that term should be reserved for the 50 best boxers to ever do it.
I'm too liberal...I think ATG extends to fighters with a legit case for the top 100. Mike (I'm doing the list now) is my #13 Heavyweight which puts him well out of top 100 range for me (I think very few pure/natural Heavyweights belong anywhere near a top 100 P4P list.
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