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

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by roses n guns**, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. KingOfTheMods I always do that sometimes

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    He was a phenomenal fighter, but he was never a boxer I don't think I ever saw him box. But he sure could fight
     
  2. casper1kebab Yellow Belt

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    he had the potential to be the best boxer in existence
     
  3. DKnightJCL White Belt

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    Not even the best heavyweight. Best boxer of all time is "Sugar" Ray Robinson. Even Ali says that.
     
  4. KingOfTheMods I always do that sometimes

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    Nah Leonard, but Floyd may catch him up IMO
     
  5. Diaz or Woodly or some1 that is still good Green Belt

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    no doubt, well said
     
  6. Kimura77 Orange Belt

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    This thread doesnt make any sense,even Tyson doesnt think this of himself,hell ill go as far and say you wont find any Boxer,Trainer or anyone involved in the sport that would say this.....just "no nothing" fanboys

    He dominated the likes of Berbick,Smith,Thomas,Tucker,Biggs,39 yr old Holmes,Tubbs,Light HW Spinks,Bruno and Carl "The Truth" Williams....
    That isnt much isnt much of a division,in fact if you look throughout history it was at one of its lowest points(much like now)


    You wont find a "historian" of the sport,especially trainers that will put him anywhere near the Top Ten Heavyweights of all-time....In fact as long as iv been involved with the sport i rarely even hear his name mentioned as a all-timer.........just alot of people on here that look at highlight reels and say dumb $hit like "Aww did you see that!?...that was Awesome!"
     
  7. Sharkey Who finishes 3rd?

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    Yeah, sure. That's if you ignore respected trainers likes of Freddie Roach, Manny Steward, Buddy McGirt and Miguel Diaz who all thought Tyson was a top ten heavyweight of all-time. McGirt ranked him 7th all-time. Roach ranked him 8th. Steward ranked Tyson 10th. Diaz had him slotted in the 2nd spot.

    A few years ago the 40+ members of the IBRO also got together and compiled all-time divisional rankings. Tyson finished 13th overall. Would have certainly have garnered his share of votes for a top ten spot from those "historians" in order to have finished that high in the rankings.

    Whether you agree with them or not, there certainly are "historians" and "trainers" who think Tyson was a top ten heavyweight. Maybe only speak for yourself next time?
     
  8. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

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    Maybe but he didn't do it. Mike's demons got the better of him and he let out-side nonsense over-take his training and focus. Had he stayed out of prison and never fired Rooney maybe he would have gone on to being the best of all time. However his career is one in 2 parts and the 2nd act was depressing and dissapointing..
     
  9. Kakimori Blue Belt

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    I wish Kid McCoy was still around to shut down this idiocy.
     
  10. absolutmmavic White Belt

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  11. roses n guns** Banned Banned

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    then why did ali say this man is the greatest?
     
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    Who? Robinson?
     
  13. roses n guns** Banned Banned

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    on the arsenio hall show ali said "this man the greatest" talking about tyson.
     
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    Ali and Tyson were on TV flattering each other.

    It's fine.

    The reality of the situation is P4P Sugar Ray Robinson was the man. Arguably a rare select few might be considered better than the real Sugar Ray, but Tyson and Leonard are not in that select few.
     
  15. mastery Banned Banned

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    his highlights were amazing
     
  16. KingOfTheMods I always do that sometimes

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    You know the square root of f**k all mate if you think Ray Leonard is not one of, if not the P4P all time great. The man was an Olympic Gold Medallist, 5 Weight World Champ with wins over at least 3 other legends of the sport
     
  17. totalstranga Ike Turner Backhand Belt

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    has anyone even mentioned yet that Tyson was NOT 19 when he beat Berbick, he was 20 going on 21. That TS stated he was 19 in 2 seperate posts makes me think he is an idiot or a troll
     
  18. Lay and Pray Banned Banned

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    he got it wrong get over it
     
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    Leonard is of course an all time great, but over Robinson - lolololololol. Hilarious.
     
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    As are most every great fighter's. Don't think Foreman sparked a ton of people in amazing fashion?

    Tyson is borderline top 10 heavy of all time. No way the greatest boxer that ever lived lol.
     

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