My theory is that it's because Iron Mike had a flashier, aggressive style, was relatively short (so appealed to pitbull owning manlets), and was viewed as a much more talented boxer. Wilder by contrast is a pretty boring (smart) boxer for most of the fight, uses his range perfectly and then unloads the right and it's lights out. So less appealing style. Mike Tyson is probably the biggest name recognizer in all of combat sports, more than Ali. And this worship continues to this day. Wilder doesn't even seem close to achieving that recognition. And I don't think it changes regardless of whether he sweeps the division. There's just something about him that's not likeable. What is it?