is it fair to say tyson is the greatest boxer thats ever lived?

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  1. roses n guns** Banned Banned

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    im gonna say yes because of these reasons alone, youngest hw champ at the age of 19, was trained by cus damato greatest trainer that has ever lived and turned mike into a machine. would have beat buster douglas and holyfield had he not fired kevin rooney, hardest puncher that has ever lived, nobody could match his aggressive style punching power, quickness or head movement. discuss
     
  2. hedm2005 Yellow Belt

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    No.


    Just... no.
     
  3. Tobacco --------------------------------------------------

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    no. definitely not.
     
  4. McMurder Blue Belt

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    No, but he may be the most exciting fighter that ever lived.
     
  5. philthy rich** Yellow Belt

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    look ill defend tyson in all kinds of ways. i love tyson. but theres no way hes the GOAT.
     
  6. roses n guns** Banned Banned

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    everyone got ktfo by prime tyson prime mike knocks lewis out.
     
  7. ninjaunicorn Green Belt

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    Tyson
    One of my top 3 favorite boxers
    but GOAT?
    never
     
  8. hedm2005 Yellow Belt

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    Tyson was indeed exciting, but that doesn't put him anywhere near GOAT status.


    Put him up against:

    Foreman
    Ali
    Frazier
    Louis
    Norton
    Liston
    et. al

    and he doesn't come close.
     
  9. Computer Phony*** Yellow Belt

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    trollsssssssssss
     
  10. EricBfromIowa Brown Belt

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    fuck no, troll. wtf are you talking about?


    6/10...good troll score cuz it sorta got a rise out of me.


    mike tyson, bleh.
     
  11. EricBfromIowa Brown Belt

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    can you name any other fighters trained by Cus?
     
  12. MysticNinjaJay Banned Banned

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    In his prime he was a force to be renowned with. But greatness is measured by overall accomplishment. In that respect Tyson failed to be regarded as even Top 5 Greatest of all time in my book.
     
  13. roses n guns** Banned Banned

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    floyd patterson
     
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    :D funny
     
  15. McMurder Blue Belt

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    Who I believe was also the youngest heavyweight champ ever at one point in time.
     
  16. MisterT Tsar

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    Floyd Patterson
    Jose Torres

    You can't really deny Cus Damato's technical knowledge. Hell, even Ali asked him for adviced prior to his fight with Foreman. He was a very respected trainer.

    Anyways, back on topic, I love Tyson to death. But, in all honesty, he's in the lower part of the Top 10 HWs of all time (around number 9 or 10). The number one boxer of all time is generally considered to be Sugar Ray Robinson (if we're talkin p4p) or Joe Louis / Muhammad Ali (if we're talkin just HWs).
     
  17. MysticNinjaJay Banned Banned

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    WTF?

    I was pretty sure I typed reckoned. :D
     
  18. KimbosHernia** White Belt

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    Buster Matthis Sr. Cus worked a ton of extra weight off of him and made him into a real contender.
     
  19. philthy rich** Yellow Belt

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    kod spinks and holmes...
     
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    Tyson is a story about what might have been.. since he failed to reach his potential, he is not even close to being the greatest fighter ever..
     

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