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Guys Iím so bored, did mike Tyson ever beat an ATG in their prime?

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  • Skip Bayless
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    tyson is the most overhyped boxer of all time. legit has no great win on his resume and lost all his big fights, aj surpassed his resume with the wlad win.
    people on here with a straight face try to tell me holmes who was retired for 2 years, fat, out of shape and on short notice is a better win than wlad who always keeps himself in shape. it doesn't matter what holmes did after the tyson loss, he fought him when coming out of retirement.

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  • ShaneMosleySr
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    Because he was a dominant and undisputed heavyweight champion. All those guys are considered to be one of the greatest ever.

    Originally posted by Mr Giggles View Post
    Interesting. So why is mike Tyson considered one of the greatest ever if not the greatest ever if he hasnít beat any ATG prime fighters???

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  • Marchegiano
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    Originally posted by Mooshashi View Post
    I approve of this post. Logical, clear and concise. Well done, sir.
    Originally posted by chirorickyp View Post
    That is the best and accurate analysis of this post. Let's add the fear factor and that there was no way anyone could fathom how to stop that force. The only way that could happen was for him not to train and have every distraction in the world in addition to wealth and mental health issues so that he could be a shell of Mike Tyson. It was a short time period but it was amazing. That's why he always was the face of boxing and still the most well known boxer today.



    chiro - I'm still scared of Mike Tyson.

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  • Nash out
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    Originally posted by therealpugilist View Post
    wow....those guys tyson fought were far more skilled than these guys....tucker would wipe the floor with washington who was never a top ten heavy

    tubbs had a lot more talent

    spinks is a hall of famer albiet small heavy


    cant say i agree bro
    Read the rest of the posts here, lol. This was a list for comedy effect. I do agree with you, but at the same time, Tyson was what he was. A very good, but ot great fighter, that beat nobody above B level and folded everytime the going got tough. The Real Deal Pedlyfield would beat him 99 times out of 100, so would Lewis.

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  • Nash out
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    Originally posted by FinitoxDinamita View Post
    His wins over Ruddock is underrated.
    Ruddock had power,but never really beat anyone of note and had no chin.

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  • Nash out
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    Originally posted by NORMNEALON View Post
    I agree with most of this except Douglas beating him 7 outta 10 . Its quite clear tyson barely trained and was sleeping with hoards of Japanese women and partying before the fight . I would pick the mike who lost to holy to beat Douglass honestly . He was in shape atleast . That was more a case of dougoas being up for the fight ( which was rare ) and Mike being the exact opposite. That really ****ed his career up altho it was about to derail either way .
    You might be right on that. I just think Douglas had a style that Mike would struggle with. But 7/10 is probably a stretch. The other guys though, I am certain on. Mike had skills and power. But he was small, got frustrated easily and folded, and would go as far as gave up under pressure.

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  • Nash out
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    Originally posted by LacedUp View Post
    lol at these comparisons.

    none of the guys on the right would beat anyone from the left.
    It was a comedy version of the list. But let's be honest, Tyson beat nobody even close to great. Holmes was a good win, but it was clear Holmes was well past the force he once was.

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  • FinitoxDinamita
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    His wins over Ruddock is underrated.

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  • NORMNEALON
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    Originally posted by Nash out View Post
    I was exaggerating a bit for effect. I will say though, I think that Tyson at any stage of his career loses to Lewis, Holyfield and an in shape Bowe at any stage. I also think Douglas beats him 7/10 times. Bad style match up, and let's be honest, Douglas is only a B minus level guy and he showed Mike's limitations getting inside a good/not great, jab. I know Razor Ruddock would smoke Joey Abell.
    I agree with most of this except Douglas beating him 7 outta 10 . Its quite clear tyson barely trained and was sleeping with hoards of Japanese women and partying before the fight . I would pick the mike who lost to holy to beat Douglass honestly . He was in shape atleast . That was more a case of dougoas being up for the fight ( which was rare ) and Mike being the exact opposite. That really ****ed his career up altho it was about to derail either way .

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  • chirorickyp
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    Originally posted by Marchegiano View Post
    We tend to call rivals great and no one could rival Mike when he was on top.

    Trevor Berbick, James Smith, Pinklon Thomas, Tony Tucker, Larry Holmes, Tony Tubbs, Michael Spinks, and Frank Bruno are great names. Had anyone of them reigned for any considerable period they'd be called great today. No resume needed. No threat to beat to prove their greatness, just time in position. Like Wlad.


    It's all well and fine today to say "but Evander though" But the thing is Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis waited to make moves in the division. They were not even big names when Mike was really Mike.

    Punch Out came out in 87. You know, when Evander was a CW and five years before Lennox would fight for any world title because he hadn't even debuted.


    What makes Lennox a great one? What makes Evander a great one? Cause they beat up old Foreman and Rahman? Not hardly. Evander beat up Mike Tyson a decade after Punch Out. A decade after Mike's been proven and with Mike coming off a loss. Evander, all of a sudden, went from okay, to great.

    Lennox didn't even fight him until 02 ffs. Expecting a real Mike in 02 is just dumb. It's a good job he has Vitali really. Otherwise his former champion's list would be kinda like Mike's. Bunch of second tier names and an old champion who was dominate over a decade ago.


    Outside of Mike, compare Tyson's resume to Evander and Lennox's. Your Tuckers and your Dokeses. Basically the same **** because Pinklon and Tubbs and **** were the men you beat to be champion. Old Foreman, born in 49...old Holmes...born in 49...get me? They basically mirror one another.

    Lennox's path to the title is Mike Tyson leftovers.

    Evander's is pretty much too.

    Because like it or not Mike Tyson absolutely dominated a group of men for five years straight. Lennox and Evander both rode his coattails and capitalized off his greatness to become greater.

    86-92 is all Mike.

    92-99 Evander

    99-03 Lewis

    Mike didn't have the luxury of allowing anyone else to look great prior to him....he had no Mike Tyson to prime the audience for the oncoming career he was planning. Evander and Lennox did.
    That is the best and accurate analysis of this post. Let's add the fear factor and that there was no way anyone could fathom how to stop that force. The only way that could happen was for him not to train and have every distraction in the world in addition to wealth and mental health issues so that he could be a shell of Mike Tyson. It was a short time period but it was amazing. That's why he always was the face of boxing and still the most well known boxer today.

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