He respected them. He would have hurt Foreman bad, he would have had his hands full with Ali, but Ali and Foreman thanked their lucky stars they never met Tyson in that ring. Ali was Tyson's hero, and Mike put a beating on Holmes for Ali, so don't get it twisted, Tyson respected everyone at his best, even the bums and can drivers, he was wise with good people backing him, and just a kid. World was still new to that kid, and the fame and recognition still humbled him. Make no mistake that young man would have been too much for almost every HWT in history, if not literally every single HWT.