In order to be one of the GOAT's you need to have it both physically and mentally. Tyson never had it up top and some question if his physical tools were even all that great.
Was the HW division thin when he became such a young champion? Or was it his off-the-ring incidents that made Tyson what he is today?
so name me sum gr8 heavyweights who had better physical tools? and while ur at name a heavyweight in the last 25 years who owned him in both..
easy to diss the man with hindsight
what great fighters did he beat?
not trying to shit on his accomplishments, and I am a big fan, grew up during his prime.
Holmes is the only "great" fighter he beat... but it's pretty tough to think of many heavyweights that beat more then one other "great" heavyweight that was even close to his prime.
Did Louis beat any "great" heavyweights? does Frazier's two loses to ali erase that one win? etc.
Tyson is easily a top 20 HW of all-time not sure bout top ten my list goes
8 Frazier / Foreman (Frazier accomplished more but Foreman massacred him so i have em about a tie
10 Patterson / holmes not sure
but tysons physical gifts were without question among the best of all time his power and hand speed combination is unrivaled kind of like Ali's foot movement around the ring or lennox lewis's jab but mentally he didnt have it he accomplished enough to be in the top 15 - 20 but #1 as far as exciting to watch