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MK

In his prime, Tyson fought like an animal, on all sorts of PEDs, and would walk right through most of the heavy weights considered great, throughout history, just via power. Technically Tyson was, at best, middle of the road. The first time I saw a picture of a young Tyson, my first thought was, I have never seen arms like that. Also, Tyson met a host of weak fighters, in his prime. To me, Tyson was the most exciting fighter, when he was young that I have seen, in the heavy weight division.

Posted March 19, 2013 8:09 am 


Anonymous

If the inept Macbride would have fought Tyson in his prime , he would have been crushed like the one of Sammy Scaff

Posted March 18, 2013 6:16 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

All of the greats suffered losses in their careers. Nothing new. Like Iron Mike said, “the worst thing that can happen to a poor and troubled young man from the streets is to give him thirty million dollars”…

Posted March 17, 2013 1:22 pm 


Digby

All of these idiots crawling around on their hands and knees worshipping Tyson fall back on saying Tyson was unbeatable during his prime. When Tyson was in his prime he was beaten like a drum by a journeyman named Douglas. These losers are still trying to cling on to Tyson who was just a punk.

Posted March 16, 2013 10:13 pm 


Digby

Nobody cares about Tyson. That clown needs to get a job at Whataburger sweeping floor.

Posted March 16, 2013 10:09 pm 


HHLondon

Truth, “prime”. Only word you need to spot.

Posted March 16, 2013 7:32 pm 


Anonymous

Iron mike was the best of his time but in no way an all time great,he was a typical bully if he couldn’t intimerdate his apponants or blast em out in a couple of rounds he quit or cheated.A loss to Danny Williams and Kevin mcbride (at any point in his carrier)must prove he was no great, just a fascinating and troubled man who was likely to do anything in or out of the ring,he seems to have found some pease now and good luck to him.

Posted March 16, 2013 5:22 pm 


Get Real

Yeah, sure thing Largo. Tyson mentally weak and no guts when things got tough. RJJ who hid in the USA and kept turning down any meaningful challenges. These aren’t worthless opinions like yours with no facts, these are what everyone saw from these two.

Posted March 16, 2013 4:31 pm 


largo

Two fighters, in the whole history of boxing, were unbeatable in their primes: Iron Mike & Roy Jones Jr. (maybe Salvador Sanchez also?) & by unbeatable I mean exactly that, they’d have defeated everybody else in any era…period.

Posted March 16, 2013 3:23 pm 


Truth Hurts

HH – you must struggle to read and interpret. My point from the beginning is that Tyson lacked heart and discipline to be the No.1 heavy of all time. Your last argument backs that up. Douglas was the first guy to fight back and Tyson didn’t know what to do. Unfortunately I can’t draw pictures for you.

Posted March 16, 2013 2:30 pm 


HHLondon

TruthHurts, STFU, Douglas won because Tyson was a drugged up wasted lazy bum. Of course we’ll give Douglas the benefit of the doubt and say he was a real warrior with a heart of stone … no wait … he spent 8 months doing what Tyson had been doing for the previous two years and got laid out by a CW. Your theory works if Douglas goes on to defend the title instead of reamed by Eva.

Posted March 16, 2013 11:53 am 


rod

Tyson struggled against guys over 6’4 who have sound skills and power. He would find a prime lewis, and both K Bros very difficult even in his prime.

Posted March 16, 2013 10:12 am 


Truth Hurts

HH – If you could open both eyes and get over your man crush on Tyson, you might actually have an objective view on the facts. The first guy to not be intimidated by Tyson was Douglas and we saw what happened. He didn’t have the ticker to carry on when he fatigued. Many times after that he quit. His wins were based on intimidation and KO power. Not one of the guys I mentioned would of been intimidated by the Tyson fa├žade. Tyson was a poor mans Liston who did exactly the same thing and also gave up twice to Clay when he couldn’t intimidate him.

Posted March 16, 2013 5:38 am 


HHLondon

TruthHurts, (I hate that name already)
Good try, but in all honesty, a prime Tyson, beats all of them! All those fighters you mention, beat each other anyway. You actually lost me to two hours of trawling porn at the mention of “klit” and ended up knockin one out over K Sanders.
I think, post Biggs and the window is very tight, Tyson beats anything put in front of him at any weight.
People don’t give Tyson credit for his ability to create an opportunity to end a fight.
We were lucky to see something very special in HW boxing, but robbed of something even greater by vultures and it had nothing to do with Tyson himself.

Posted March 16, 2013 2:38 am 


Truth Hurts

HH – No particular order and keeping it brief. J. Johnson, Marciano, Frazier too tough. Ali, Louis, Holyfield, too smart. Foreman, Lewis, Vit. Klit, too strong. Actually he might scrape into No.10 but there are plenty of other guys worthy of No.10 also like Holmes, Wlad Klit, Norton, Walcott, Liston, etc.

Posted March 16, 2013 1:38 am 


HHLondon

PS: Name the Top Ten and Why?

I’ll throw you a bone!

Posted March 16, 2013 12:07 am 


HHLondon

TruthHurts,

Just shudup!

“Prime” Tyson walks through anything that ever laced a glove!

P4P at any weight!

Now get your Marigolds back on and finish the dishes!

Posted March 16, 2013 12:05 am 


Truth Hurts

Over Rated!!! Entertaining, great KO power, understated defence but lacked heart and discipline. Doesn’t come close to the Top Ten Heavyweights of all time.

Posted March 15, 2013 9:53 pm 


Devastator

Mike Tyson was the best.

Posted March 15, 2013 5:49 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Agreed, the nineteen year old Catskill Thunder could have beaten anyone they put in front of him.

Posted March 15, 2013 3:38 pm 


Stevo.

The Best Ever……..

Posted March 15, 2013 3:00 pm 



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