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TARK

PEEJ… Forman’s chin wasn’t that great.

Light hitter Ali knocked George out. Ken Norton was knocked out 4 times. He was knocked stiff by 188-pound Jose Luis Garcia. Ali couldn’t even floor Norton in 36 rounds but put Foreman down and out.

When feather-punching Jimmy Young fought Foreman he knocked George down and almost out. If that fight another round Young would have knocked Forman out. How many guys did Young knock down? Michael Spinks was 6’2” X 212 for Mike Tyson—bigger than Jimmy Young was for Foreman. I believe Tyson KO’s Young faster than he iced Michael Spinks.

Foreman was floored 4 X in his 20’s—Tyson was floored only 1 X in his 20’s. Foreman avoided big bombers when he came back. George refused to fight Lewis, Mercer, Ruddock, Bowe, or Tyson. George was easy to hit and they would have murdered him. Why else did he avoid them??? George would have made tons more money fighting then than fighting Martin, Stewart, Saverese, Schulz, and Grimsly—NONE of whom George could knock out.

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Posted October 22, 2013 11:21 pm 


Decision

The old Foreman was fat and slow, and never beat a good heavyweight.
Meanwhile, Tyson, much later on in the 90ties, made a big man like Golota retire.

The result would be exactly the same as Tyson vs Holmes =A brutal stoppage of old George Foreman. I don’t think Foreman would do as well as Holmes, against an early 90ties Iron Mike.

Posted October 22, 2013 1:07 pm 


PEEJ

Foremans chin was too strong for Mike. He would of been able to take his punches and Mike would of been stopped late. See what Foreman did to Frazier. Same thing would of happened but Mike would of lasted longer because his chin was better than Fraziers.

Posted October 22, 2013 12:40 pm 


Perdun

I would have liked to see the late Corrie Sanders fight either of these two guys. CS’ speed, aggression, and power are missing from the hw division.

Posted October 22, 2013 12:33 pm 


Perdun

Mike was too fast for GF.

Posted October 22, 2013 12:30 pm 


Anonymous

Right.., Watch Foreman’s fights with Tommy Morrison, Lou Saverese, and Crawford Grimsley to figure out what was a comfortable pace for a 250lb Foreman.. But he fought almost as slowly vs Jimmy Young.. Only in the 7th did he ever fight. After that he was pooped.

Posted October 22, 2013 12:13 pm 


Roman

Young George would have had a better chance. George always was slow and crude, though he saved his energy better when he came back…he was smarter. I think Tyson of the early 90′s would have beaten Old George because he was still sharper than George was. I think he would have busted up old George enough to cause a stoppage. Mike had a good chin. If he could beat Razor Ruddock twice, he’d probably beat GF. The men who beat Mike in the 90′s made him fight at a faster pace than he wanted to and George wouldn’t have.

Posted October 22, 2013 11:22 am 


Tony1244

George Foreman would have Knocked Out Tyson which is why the fight never happened. Tyson knew that.

Posted October 22, 2013 10:46 am 


Anonymous

hw boxing has been in the sh#t house for over 20 years.

Posted October 22, 2013 9:33 am 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Tyson outright ducked Foreman in the 90s. End of story.

Posted October 22, 2013 9:24 am 


Swedish Boxing Fan

“Big” George Foreman vs “Iron” Mike Tyson = Winner George Foreman by middle round KO or TKO. Joe Frazier x2, Bert Cooper, JB Williams etc all had that slugging style similar to Tyson’s style and physics and Foreman loved to fight against that boxing style becouse he knew how to handle them in the ring with his size and power. Tyson knew that very well from the beginning and knew he could not win againsy a hungry Foreman.

Posted October 22, 2013 7:17 am 


Decision

I think:
Holyfield vs Foreman
And
Tyson vs Holmes
Tells the story about how old Foreman would be destroyed by a Iron Mike Tyson, in good shape.
The old Foreman was much too slow for an animal like Tyson.
You can’t see a hypothetical Tyson vs Foreman fight, in light of Tysons later carreer. The author is talking late 80ties or early 90ties, where Tyson was still all that.

Posted October 22, 2013 5:49 am 


rod

Boxing is a business not a sport. The fact that a tyson vs foreman superfight and so many other superfights have not taken place shows how much the sport has regressed

Posted October 22, 2013 4:29 am 


Myles

Right. Foreman’s fights with Lou Saverese and Crawford Grimsley were stupendously entertaining. Made everyone forget about Foreman-Young.

Posted October 22, 2013 12:26 am 


Anonymous

Foreman never wanted to fight Tyson… He never wanted to fight Lewis, Bowe, Mercer, Holmes, McCall, Ruddock, or Tyson.

And he didn’t… He wouldn’t have fought guys like Crawford Grimsley if he thought he had a prayer of beating the top guys… They were begging to fight George.

Posted October 22, 2013 12:14 am 


Anonymous

any version of george beats tysons overrated, midget ass.

Posted October 22, 2013 12:04 am 


badger

I meant Danny Williams not alexander.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:48 pm 


badger

foreman would have broke Tyson in the mid rounds the way alexander did.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:44 pm 


badger

I think Tysons handlers did a good job of keeping him away from foreman for a good reason.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:43 pm 


Pratt

Ageless Archie Moore told Foreman to hit Tyson on top of the head and he will go down. But it never happened. George would have KO’d Mike Tyson!
He would have pushed him off then upper cut and hook him. Count Mike out 1 to 10. Go to sleep Mikey, go to sleep. Big George was a Bad MoFo. Bad ass Mofo.

Posted October 21, 2013 10:03 pm 


Maribor Komar

Please stop with Kevin Rooney !!
Ok, Tyson was better with him than after, but before Rooney he was really impressive, sharp…. I, don’t really see big improvement (I believe that Atlas was the best one) Since a while (don king and others) it just started to be a big mess, then the slowly but implacable fall down of Tyson began.

Posted October 21, 2013 9:25 pm 


Detroitko

Not! Lol

Posted October 21, 2013 8:31 pm 


TARK

Foreman DID agree to fight Alex Stewart… Everette Martin… Tommy Morrison… Lou Saverese… Axel Schulz… and Crawford Grimsley.

How many of them did he KO??? How many would Tyson KO???

Posted October 21, 2013 7:46 pm 


TARK

That did NOT happen Fight Aficionado… Foreman avoided most really dangerous punchers in the 1990′s… There’s a lot of hitters where the answer came back NOT him — NOT Lewis… NOT Tyson… NOT Ruddock… NOT Mercer… NOT McCall… NOT Bowe.

Foreman DID agree to fight Everette Martin… Tommy Morrison… Lou Saverese… Axel Schulz… and Crawford Grimsley.

Posted October 21, 2013 7:44 pm 


Fight Aficionado

There’s 1 reason I think George beats Mike in the ’90s: Mike was afraid of George and would not fight him under any conditions. Reportedly he threatened to attack Don King when he was discussing a contract offer to fight Foreman and accused DK of trying to get him killed.

Posted October 21, 2013 6:33 pm 


gr33nfather

Tyson vs Bruno (1,2) are very good fights

Posted October 21, 2013 6:07 pm 


gr33nfather

Tyson was a maniac in his heart, toys with Foreman slow footwork, slow handspeed.. Even when you’re bigger, stronger, he jump on you to kill you.

Posted October 21, 2013 6:02 pm 


Anonymous

foreman would own the overrated midget.

Posted October 21, 2013 5:03 pm 


Carl the Carrot

The Skipper Sedley says Foreman KO’s Tyson also. Aye Aye Skipper.

Posted October 21, 2013 4:41 pm 


Anonymous

Mike the Meat ko’s Tyson and Foreman in the back alley. Street fight.

Posted October 21, 2013 4:39 pm 


Anonymous

I agree, Foreman beats Tyson.

Posted October 21, 2013 4:38 pm 


Anonymous

ya man you got the beat man, you got the beat.

Posted October 21, 2013 4:38 pm 


Pratt

anonymous posters are the real joke!

Posted October 21, 2013 4:37 pm 


Anonymous

wlad klit is a joke.

Posted October 21, 2013 4:03 pm 


Pratt

Wladimir KO’s Foreman and Tyson. And throw in Ali for good measure, Wlad beats Ali also. What if, what if what if what if ?????

Posted October 21, 2013 4:00 pm 


horst fraze

pure fantasy, holyfield proved this in 1991, foreman couldn’t put him away and tyson would never be knocked down let alone ko’d before the third round

Posted October 21, 2013 1:44 pm 


Thurmal Underwear

I concur; Tyson would have lost to Foreman.

Posted October 21, 2013 1:20 pm 


Hmmmmm

There is no way Foreman would have ko’ed Tyson, especially that early in the fight. Tyson would have been way too fast AND powerful for the comback version of Foreman. Because of Foremans great chin he may have lasted the distance, but my money would have been on a mid to late round KO from the hands of Tyson!

Posted October 21, 2013 12:06 pm 


Rubio

And Vls.. To say Tyson beat nothing but no names and totally washed up fighters isn’t fair or accurate. No, certainly not prime hall of famers. Holmes was not prime by any means but lets not forget he had enough in the tank to beat ray mercer like he stole something years later.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:54 am 


yop

compered to fraziers face first attack and unprotected head movement when he bobbed and weaved.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:47 am 


Rubio

@ Vls- it’s not making excuses for Tyson, his head movement and combo punching were not the same after Rooney was out of the picture.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:46 am 


yop

why does this tyson vs old foreman comes around every 3 months or so! Tyson would have whooped him! I know cuss told Tyson that big slugger like liston and foreman would all ways beat swarmers like patterson and frazier but George was what 40 years old?

And if we talk prime for prime Foreman was what 225 pounds? Tyson was 218 built like tank compered to Frazier’s 205 pounds! Frazier had great heart and left hook but Tyson had underrated defense with head movement and hands held high! Punched in combinations.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:45 am 


Anonymous

Ruddock and Bruno were at least as fast as an old Foreman, and they were bigger, taller, and stronger

SO… Why didn’t Foreman fight punchers like Bowe, McCall, Mercer, Lewis, or Tyson? Those were all potentially big money fights.

Why DID he choose Everett Martin, Morrison, Saverese, Grimsley, and Schulz?… And why couldn’t George stop any of them?

Posted October 21, 2013 10:56 am 


Tyrus Linston

I would take a prime Mike Tyson over any other heavyweight including the great Ali. Foreman was too slow and Frazier was too small. Neither one of them finishes a fight against Tyson. I just don’t see it.

Posted October 21, 2013 10:53 am 


Tyrus Linston

Donovan Ruddock was a beast until Tyson got done with him. Everyone was scared of the guy except Tyson. Lewis didn’t fight him for almost 2 years after Tyson was done with him. And Holyfield and Bowe never fought him. After the Tyson fights he was completely washed up, but he was a tremendous puncher in every respect. Right along the same lines as Tyson.

Posted October 21, 2013 10:47 am 


Tyrus Linston

Holyfield was a steroid cheat though. In a sport like boxing or football is really where you can see the benefits of the ” juice. ” In baseball you still have to be able to hit that ball that’s coming at you at 90 to 100 mph plus.

Posted October 21, 2013 10:43 am 


Anonymous

What happened when Mke Tyson fought Alex Stewart and Lou Saverese?

How long did they last?

What, if anything, happened when Foreman fought Stewart and Saverese?

Posted October 21, 2013 10:32 am 


Anonymous

If you don’t think Holyfield was big and strong… He weighed 218 for Tyson.

Foreman weighed 217 for Frazier.

Posted October 21, 2013 10:28 am 


Anonymous

Buster Douglas, Evander Holyfield, and Lennox Lewis were all very big, fast, and skilled… They all beat Mike Tyson.

Frank Bruno, Trevor Berbick, BoneCrusher Smith, and Razor Rudduck were all big tall but unquick punchers… Tyson had no problem with them.

Which group was most like Foreman?

Posted October 21, 2013 10:25 am 


DMX

Kevin McBride hasn’t bought a Guinness in years
He’s still getting drinks sent to his table all these years after making Tyson quit

Posted October 21, 2013 9:42 am 


lucas

I agree with Weltervilly. And guys don’t forget Tyson-Spinks. Yes you could say Spinks was cruiser. But Spinks beat Holmes 2 times. And Tyson beat Holmes and Spinks like nobody never before and after.

Posted October 21, 2013 9:42 am 


lucas

I know exactly when Tyson begin his professional career. But saying nobody heard about Tyson in 85 is crazy statement. I am telling you everybody was polarized by Tyson starting 84. Most people and comemtators thought this guy will be a champion sooner than later.Tyson said at 16 his strength and technic was already there but mentally wasn’t ready yet for biggest names. Not Only Bruno is insane. I could give you 10 names of boxers you could say they are insane starting with James Toney, but this is not a case. Like I said everybody are different. In 90s Roy Jones beat Toney, Hopkins . 2010 and later he got no chance against them. And remember people. Mike Tyson stoped training properly and was not dedicated any more. Klitschko on the other hand change his style under Steward. Withouth grabbing and his 6.7” Wladimir is nothing special. The last. Every boxer has bad day. Lennox-McCall, Vitalij-Byrd, Wladimir- Brewster, Wlad-Sanders, Holyfield-Larry Donald, Holy-Byrd etc. Do you thing Mike Tyson have any problems with Chris Byrd? Or Tyson problems with Zelijko Mavrovic (Lennox look bad in this one)

Posted October 21, 2013 9:37 am 


Welterwilly

Lets pretend that Tyson never fought Larry Holmes & then write another article how Larry would have boxed Tysons ears off using only his left jab.

Posted October 21, 2013 7:02 am 


VLS

I loved Mike Tyson as a fighter but I am amazed at the number of excuses people make for him. In reaity, he is just about the most overrated heavyweight of all time. People talk about Mike Tyson’s mythical ‘prime’ where all he fought complete no-names (yet still struggled against the likes of James “Quick” Tilis). How can a fighter’s prime be measured when he fought overmatched or over-the-hill fighters? Coincidentally, whenever he fought (and lost) against better fighters he was either ‘past his prime’ (Holyfield, Lewis etc.) or going through emotional problems (Douglas). Fact is, Tyson would never have beat a Foreman or even a Frazier.

Posted October 21, 2013 5:50 am 


Iron Mike

Agree with Mick, King slowly but surely destroyed Mike and everyone around him that made him champ.

Posted October 21, 2013 4:52 am 


Hidalgo aint right

DUMBEST poster of the thread award goes to lucas. Get this guys, lucas believes Tyson’s prime was from 84-89. Hey lucas, you DO know that Tyson didn’t not have his first pro fight until 85 don’t ya?? So according to lucas Tyson was in his prime BEFORE anyone had even heard of him!! and and up until COVENIENTLY just one year before ’90 when he suffered his loss. So by that logic Klitschko’s prime years were 1996-1999 before he suffered the loss to Byrd? Sugar Ray Leonards prime years are 77-80 before he suffered his first defeat to Duran? And Durans prime years are 68-72 before suffering his first loss to DeJesus? lucas do yourself a favour and NEVER comment here again

Posted October 21, 2013 4:39 am 


Mick the Marmalizer

Don King killed Tyson’s career!

Posted October 21, 2013 4:33 am 


Iron Mike

Tyson was scared of no man. Tyson by KO..

Posted October 21, 2013 4:26 am 


Chuck

He lost to Tommy Morrison, who was a lesser version of Mike tyson, but somehow you think he would have beaten Mike Tyson…

Posted October 21, 2013 2:58 am 


DMX

Lucas
Pay no attention to Bruno, he was certified insane and he was terrified against Tyson
He did the “sign of the cross about 5 x times on the ring walk up”

Now then
Two of the most unorthodox heavyweight defences Tyson’s peek a boo gloves high and throwing hurtful hooks
Foreman with his amateur looking cross armed defence, defiant and marching forward

A prime Tyson v Prime George would be something to savour
Foreman was pretty slow but I think would have enough in a battle of will to break Tyson down for a late stoppage

The second coming of George v Prime Tyson
IMO Tyson would be the pick to win with the ref jumping in, much like Holmes after a furious Tyson exchange or possible Foreman soaking it up (did have decent whiskers) and loosing on points

Either way
Foreman at the wrong end of Heavyweight All Time Top 10
Tyson just outside

Posted October 21, 2013 2:04 am 


lucas

Anonymous or whoever. don’t be so exited and stop calling me an idiot. Actualy Tyson beat everybody in his prime. His prime was between 84-89. You didn’t know this? Some heaviweights prime is between 30-35 tears of age, but Tyson was difrent. He was the youngest champion. Nobody knows better own ability than fighter himself and Tyson admit he was about to quit in 1990. After 1990 he wasn’t dedicated like before , Kevin Rooney wasn’ t there etc so that’s why he lost to Holyfield . And stop reminding losts to McBride and Williams. I could see you are amateur in your prediction and overexited guy. Do you remember Lennox fight with Bruno? Lewis was behind on points . He got lucky shot. Now watch Tyson Bruno . Frank said he could fight Lennox every single month but no Tyson again. What you could say about Foreman-Morer? Tyson would KO him in first .

Posted October 21, 2013 1:18 am 


Hosteen

It is only a matter of time before Slater writes ONE round by round article each of Wilder destroying every all time great heavyweight throughout history

Posted October 21, 2013 1:14 am 


murderman

A prime tyson pre buster douglas would murder foreman. Tyson in his prime had good defense and explosive power! Post douglas tyson, i can see foreman beat him.

Posted October 21, 2013 1:08 am 


Hosteen

Slater’s articles are getting more and more silly as time goes on

Posted October 21, 2013 12:52 am 


Anonymous

Lucass your comment shows what an idiot you are and how little you know about the fight game!!!! Styles make fights., fighters like marciano , Frazier, and to a less of a degree of a fighter tyson NEVER match up with a style like a foreman or a liston on the same note foreman and liston don’t match up well with an boxer like ali. What is prime tyson? When he was 19yo and koing jaco, zouski, Mercedes, or 21yo and beating Ferguson, jameson, or narrowly beating tillis , or is it the 23yo that beat williams and bruno and then lost every round to douglas before for getting brutally ko’d, or maybe the 30yo the beat McNealy , seldon, and bruno agian before be totally dominaned and ko’d by holyfield, or the 36yo that beat mathis and got ko’d by williams and mcbride?????? By the way all those ages are considered PRIME for a heavyweight!!!! Lewis, both klitchko’s, foreman all of who are well past that age!!! So what is PRIME tyson???? A couple of select few fights against jaco, williams, tubbs, johnson, and Mercedes, not douglas, holyfield, wiliams, lewis, etc. All of witch he was well under the age of 40 witch by heavyweight standards is still in his prime. And micheal spinks was a great LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT NOT A GREAT HEAVYWEIGHT! !!!!!! Tyson got ko’d by everyone that stood up to him from the beginning of his career to the end of his career NOTHING CHANGED!!!!!!! And when 48yo Foreman fought alex stewart he knocked stewart down twice and almost stopped him again in the 8th round in a fight where was grossly out of shape was never hurt or knocked down and won the fight!!!! Something tyson failed to do against McBride despite being 10 years younger. All tyson was a good fighter at the right time with a GREAT management team jacobs, demato, cayton. He never beat an all time great heavyweight in there prime, holmes was retired for 3 years and only had 6 weeks to train for the fight and lost his last two previous fights and was 38yo. Foreman would have easily back tyson up and tyson could not fight backing up and NEVER had a plan b or c and would have eat foreman’s devastating jab and crushed by his right hand.

Posted October 21, 2013 12:42 am 


lucas

Anonymous. Stupid comment. Why you even mention names like Williams, McBride. You are really think they could be match for prime Tyson? Today Tyson probably lost to Seth Mitchel. Roy Jones in 90s was untouchable, today ………….everybody can KO him. No one will know for sure who will win, but to me Mike. He was 2 times faster than George, better technic, more explosive at least same power. Tyson in his heyday was a real beast. Foreman on the other hand was effective but plain. To me Mike 70 to 30. And remember fighters makes fights. Buy the way I don’t think Foreman would kill Spinks like Iron Mike.

Posted October 20, 2013 11:39 pm 


amoe

Big george was just to slow im sorry. Easy win for a focus tyson.

Posted October 20, 2013 11:33 pm 


Anonymous

Foreman would have destroyed the much shorter, physically weaker and mentally fragile mike tyson. Tyson was lucky to get by james tillis who was ko’d by holyfield and was also very lucky to get by tony tucker who broke his hand in the second round. Tyson NEVER beat a all time great HEAVYWEIGHT in his prime!!!! Beating green, Mercedes, jaco, jameson, and fresh out of rehab thomas and tubbs does not make tyson a terror, his management did a great job of picking fighters that would not stand up to tyson and did not have much power, just look at tyson’s greatest hits his opponents were pathetic!!!!! But tyson NEVER BEAT ANYONE that stood up to him like danny williams, douglas, mcbride, etc. All of witch savagely beat tyson and brutally knocked him out. It did not matter if tyson was 19yo or 29yo tyson NEVER beat a fighter that stood up to him. Foreman had the jab, the chin, the power and the heart to completely dominant and brutally knock tyson out if he did not quit like he did against holyfield before he got battered to the canvas .but team tyson always avoided fighters look how long holyfield was the #1 contender 2and1/2 years and paid him step aside money to fight douglas and we all know what happened there, they also avoided Witherspoon,mercer and foreman like the plague. That’s why we are talking about foreman vs tyson instead of watching foreman back tyson up and brutally knockout tyson on espn classic boxing. Oh and 47yo foreman did not get knocked out by morrison and holyfield and was very much in the fight and chasing them around the ring and 23-33yo tyson was never even in the fight with holyfield and douglas before he was savagely knocked out and wiliams and McBride BOTH knocked out tyson!!!!!!!!

Posted October 20, 2013 11:12 pm 


kozey

Funniest nonsense i’ve ever read. Is this the same foreman that lost to tommy morrison and evander holyfield? The same one who got bruised up by alex stewart? The same foreman who was losing on all cards against michael moorer? wow. So you think Tyson with all his head movement would stand there and allow foreman to land his slow telegraphic punches?

Why did foreman lose to holyfield? Because evander was way too fast for big george. I saw evander land 3/4/5 piece combos on foremans head before foreman had time to cover up.

We all know Tyson had blistering hand speed – Much more faster than evander’s.. and more powerful.. imagine tyson landing one two three four on foreman’s head..

Tyson wins either by TKO or Referee stopping the fight cos foreman’s face is bruised up (look at alex stewart vs foreman)

If it goes to decision tyson still wins

Posted October 20, 2013 10:50 pm 


amoe

Good fight but I would give it to tyson old or new foreman would have lost just my thoughts.

Posted October 20, 2013 10:11 pm 


Anonymous

That fight would have not gone more than two rounds. Foreman would have crushed in two or three lopsided rounds.

Posted October 20, 2013 10:04 pm 


Tachyon

Forman was beaten up by Morrison prime Tyson would have destroyed him. The Tyson after prison who did not want to train or run during training triple G could have beaten him.

Posted October 20, 2013 9:53 pm 


CurlyQ.Howard

I am a big fan of GF, but this sort of article is a waste of time.Until two fighters meet in the ring, we can only speculate at what would take place.

Posted October 20, 2013 7:47 pm 


Tyrus Linston

C’mon, Mr. Slater? Are you serious? Tyson would’ve ripped Foreman a new one. There’s no way Foreman stands up to that version of Tyson. No way and in no universe. Tyson would’ve been way too fast and way too strong and because of Tyson’s defensive ability he would’ve barely laid a glove on the guy. Tyson would’ve stopped Foreman in 6 rounds or less. It would’ve been the opposite of what some are saying. Foreman, for as long as he would’ve lasted, would’ve taken a tremendous beating. It would’ve been bad. He would’ve found out in the very first round the difference between Joe Frazier and Mike Tyson.

Posted October 20, 2013 7:10 pm 


Anonymous

George Foreman would have stopped Tyson before 6 rounds. People that know and understand boxing know Tyson would have been stopped. George was a fierce puncher, and if you thought you could go punch for punch with him, you’re going to be in a world of hurt. Tyson was no boxer. He came to fight, and George would have crushed him. Tyson ha no stamina, and if someone stood his ground (Holyfield), Tyson caved in. I watched this man train a few times, and there’s no description of what he did to sparring partners and bags. I watched him break a 3 inch thick speed bag platform with a 1/4 inch steel plate surrounding it in half. Foreman was unreal. I like Mike, and he could have beat a lot of guys, but he get knocked out against georeg.

Posted October 20, 2013 6:31 pm 


TARK

Mike Tyson was WAAAAY too fast for Foreman… Iron Mike would hit old George many times before Foreman could even get off one slow swing.

Ron Lyle was the only prime bomber Foreman ever faced… George was nearly KO’d by Lyle—but dodged a bullet. George avoided prime punchers after that. Lyle was very slow. Earnie Shavers was quicker fisted than Lyle.

Earnie Shavers said, “George wouldn’t fight me.”

Foreman.., “Right… I never fought Ernie Shavers—thank God.”

Posted October 20, 2013 6:29 pm 


Longrobnc

Terrible match up for Tyson. He’d have to run the whole fight. The 1990 version of Foreman stops Tyson early.

Posted October 20, 2013 6:29 pm 


Cliff Richard

Byyeee Hrdknx..

Posted October 20, 2013 5:52 pm 


Hrdknx

James slater must go!!!!!
Worst writer on this site!
I’m getting very tired of him and Paul Strauss.
Sole reason this site sucks now.
Time to go guys.
I will not be coming back here if these two horrible wanna be’s are still here in the next 6′months

Posted October 20, 2013 5:46 pm 


Motivator

Big George Foreman would have manhandled Tyson, as easily as he did Joe Frazier (who would have whipped Tyson, too) … end of story

Posted October 20, 2013 5:45 pm 


dwc

Adrian…I agree…Tyson would win…but if Foreman did land that big one good night….I would be surprised if Foreman pulled off the upset…but not shocked,like seeing a UFO.

Posted October 20, 2013 5:37 pm 


Mjb

Reminds me of those lame computer simulated fights. What was the point if this article?

Posted October 20, 2013 5:29 pm 


gr33nfather

lol Foreman got dropped by Ron Lyle, Tyson punch harder than Lyle no doubt about it. Foreman punch really hard yes, but is very slow, can’t protect his jaw with his hands down. Easy target for Tyson.

Posted October 20, 2013 5:01 pm 


Love-the-Sport

George Foreman beating Mike Tyson is not controversial.

Tyson had trouble with tall fighters with long reach (Buster Douglas, Bonecrusher Smith, Mitch Green).

Foreman had an under-rated jab and obviously huge punching power.

Foreman made easy work of Frazier and although Tyson and Frazier had some differences — there are major similarities between Tyson and Frazier.

I don’t think there is anything controversial about Foreman beating Tyson in 1975 or 1995.

Posted October 20, 2013 4:42 pm 


Adrian

Mike b – also don’t forget axel Shultz Got robed in a fight against Forman .

Prime Forman beats Tyson but the comeback Forman to slow for Tyson and Tyson had a pretty strong jaw but it wouldn’t be a surprise that Forman would get a lucky punch at the end of the fight and won but unlikely !

Posted October 20, 2013 4:25 pm 


Mick the Marmalizer

Here we go again. More hypocritical B/S. Lewis vs Bowe, Conteh vs Gallindez, Hatton vs Witter or Brian Mitchell, Azuma Nelson & Barry MaGuigan having it out @130Lb? We shall never know so what’s the point? These are all fights that should of/could of happened, but never did. I’m certain my learned colleagues could come up with some more examples!

Posted October 20, 2013 4:21 pm 


mike b

I think that a prime foreman beats tyson, so am no tyson nuthugger, but no way “comeback” george beats tyson. Who did he beat? Michael Moorer, with a late punch and Shannon Briggs in a robbery(he won that fight). Late 80′s Tyson was only ever beat by himself.

Posted October 20, 2013 3:47 pm 


Ken

I really think George punched harder than Mike Tyson. George was very heavy handed. Those punches would push the other fighter back.

Posted October 20, 2013 3:10 pm 


Harry C

P.S. if you want to read some toilet paper, read any of Micheal Collins articles!

Posted October 20, 2013 2:58 pm 


Harry C

James Slater is the best writer by a country mile on ESB!

Noting wrong with a bit of fictional fight predictions from time to time.

Posted October 20, 2013 2:57 pm 


lol

no point in this article. what if’s…

Posted October 20, 2013 2:47 pm 


Py

The hate for this writer is embarrassing. It’s a fictional article you don’t have to abuse the writer. Your cowards abusing anyone from a computer, get a life

Posted October 20, 2013 2:43 pm 


Welterwilly

Writer is a idiot, cant be botherd to explain why

Posted October 20, 2013 2:43 pm 


Anonymous

James you are moron. Don’t bother writing another article again, in fact just don’t bother to write anything ever again. Don’t even bother to sign your name on anything.

Posted October 20, 2013 2:41 pm 


Whocares

James Slater, you are a true idiot…really. Trust me, I know. I was born to know who are idiots and who are not. You are. I didn’t read the article, just your title. You a are useless as a pimple. And don’t let your family tell you anything else…

Posted October 20, 2013 2:18 pm 



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