If I was the ref I would have disqualified him for that
Ali was only knocked down twice. He fought Foreman and Ken Norton broke his jaw and ali didn't fall, and he fought Ernie Shavers a harder puncher than Tyson. Didn't get knocked down. Shavers knocked down Larry Holmes.
Mike had unbelievable power. The only chance Mike would have against Ali is if he could land one of his huge hits. With the way Ali likes to show off, it is always a possibility that he could get one in.
Ali if he trained , was about unbeatable
@godfatherfan Yes thats what I was thinking too. Ali tries to show off and makes a mistake and Mike tags him.
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The other thing you have to ask yourself is, in all his wins, did Tyson ever face anyone with the same masterful skillset as Ali's? And the answer is no. It would be easy for some people to conclude that Tyson would win because many of his matches were so short and were won with such explosive power. But boxing isn't just about brute power. It's also about finesse and poise. Even more so than sheer power alone. Ali had it all and ultimately had more facets to his game than Tyson did. So, I've got to go with Ali.
one critic didn't put tyson in the top 10 saying all the other greats would have won if they fought him
Not sure how they can make that statement. He would always have a punchers chance. Foreman, Frazier, Norton, Liston had one style and i don’t care how good they were, Mike would have a chance to beat all of them. Ali’s movement and ability to slip punches would be a problem for Tyson
I know that but mike has accuracy co good he can hit a bullseye on a dart board blindfolded.
They both lost 3 years in the middle of their prime. Tyson to jail and Ali was banned for not going to Vietnam. Cus D’mato dying hurt Mike also. Gave Don King a chance to get his paws on him. Funny thing is Ali allowed King to promote his fight in Zaire against Foreman when he was a nobody. One thing that was always on Ali’s side was his corner never changed. Angelo Dundee, Bundini Brown and Ferdie Pacheco were together a long time
chael sonnen says history teaches that when people change their trainer it doesn't always go well. Muhammad ali did however get the right hook against that guy and mike hits far harder and more acurate
Foreman's chin was so good he could absorb a lot of Tyson's best shots. Mike was tough but could be put down by the right combo like Buster Douglas did. I'd sat Foreman wins 6/10 or 6.5/10
@Tanisha69 foreman would have won and mike knew it so he ducked him
The most impressive match I have ever seen by a boxer. Ali managed that fight perfectly. Foreman was had destroyed everyone he fought. Foreman was heavy favorite.
Ali could take them. Watch him fight Foreman.
@888theGreat George Forman had feet of clay.
Ali had no bad defeats. All of those that beat Ali were champions. Tyson lost to some real losers.
I kind of reckon the same. He would have hurt Ali with his pinpoint accuracy and power but I think he would lose in the end
Tyson can't reach Ali's ears.
@888theGreat corner stool
Who had the better record? Losers beat Tyson. Who had the title the most? Who fought the toughest opponents? Ali fought champions. Real champions. Earnie Shavers in prime would have knocked Tyson out , he punched harder. Tyson had all kinds of problems with taller men. Ali used quickness to beat bigger guys and used his height to beat smaller guys.
Very slow and unathletic fighters. Ali never fought someone like Tyson with Supreme head movement, speed and power in both hands with deadly combinations.
@Hispanic-Cool-Guy Tyson fought Larry Holmes and Michael Spinks when they were largely washed up, and had to settle for a decision against Tony Tucker even though Tucker fought with a broken right hand. The truth is Tyson's prime was relatively short and he fought a number of 2nd and 3rd tier fighters.
Ali was overhyped because he ran his big mouth. Fighting dudes that move like a turtle isn't impressive to me.
@Hispanic-Cool-Guy You ever watched any of Tyson's fights? Plenty of his opponents were barely above the strategy level of clinching and running. Ali fought Norton, Frazier, Foreman, all guys who are considered greats by people who know the sport.
@Hispanic-Cool-Guy You are as stupid with regular comments as you are with these. You don't know what you are talking about. Tyson lost to complete losers. Tyson didn't even complete fights and gave up. Ali never conceited anything. Ali was smart too.
He was the quickest ever. Larry Holmes had the best jab of any heavy weight. Holmes was the best at getting knocked down and getting up and knocking his opponent out.
A young ali would have never gotten hit by Tyson. He was the quickest Heavy Weight ever. He had a huge reach advantage. You kiddos don't know boxing. I have watched them all in 53 years.
ali fought with a broken jaw , Foreman used him like a punching bag. You couldn't hurt Ali. That is why he won so many matches.
Ali beat Frazier 2 out of 3 and he beat Norton 2 out of 3 also.
I wrote Mike. Seems like he has that extra unnoticed extra hook about him. Like a discreet energy until unleashed in one brute hook 😜