Really? Iron Mike was an icon to the degree that transcended boxing; far beyond anything Jones could ever touch. His struggles also fit his persona, where Jones has spent years trying to create an image that is completely contrary to his apparent lifestyle. Where Jones has spoken of his faith, fatherhood, and his fondness for "snitching" on pot smokers, Tyson talked about eating people's children. People loved and still love Tyson because he was a monster in the ring and outside who devastated and terrified his opponents. Furthermore, he never outran his problems; still to this day. He has blown hundreds of millions in his lifetime. War Iron Mike, but beyond competing in a combat sport, having criminal issues, and sharing race, he and Jones could hardly be more different.