Cus was convinced a fighter of Tysons style (including Tyson) could never beat Foreman. This despite the fact that Foreman went the distance against average joes like Peralta, who of course fought stylistically different but was in no shape or form the fighter Tyson was. Here's the background: http://coxscorner.tripod.com/foreman_tyson_fl.html "Throughout the lunch Goodman, Duva, Benton, and myself shared stories and thoughts on the fight game. Out of the blue Goodman said, "Oh I remember why else Tyson wanted no parts of Foreman. He said that King had found out from Steve Lott that Tyson and Cus D'Amato used to watch the Frazier-Foreman fight over and over." He continued saying that Tyson loved that fight because he was awed by Foreman's power and Frazier's toughness and how he kept getting up after every knockdown. He also said that Lott told King that Cus sat alongside Tyson saying, "It's suicide against Foreman if you're short and fight a swarming attacking style like Marciano or Frazier," never figuring that Foreman could be a possible Tyson opponent down the road."