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Old June 5th, 2016, 12:23 AM   #1
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Muhammad Ali vs. Mike Tyson or Floyd Mayweather....

Since Muhammad Ali died and on people's minds....

If Ali in his prime fought Mike Tyson in his prime, who would win? I think Arsenio Hall did an interview with both Ali and Tyson (when Tyson was young and a champion before the rape and prison) and Ali pretty much said that Tyson would have kicked his ass. Dunno. Tyson was the fighter of my generation and he would basically walk into the ring..WHAM BAM....done.

Dunno about Mayweather, I don't really follow boxing now.

But the Ali vs. Tyson thing has been an argument for years. Thoughts?
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Old June 5th, 2016, 04:14 AM   #2
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Styles make fights. Tyson never recovered from being beaten by Buster Douglas. Douglas was Ali light. The thing about Tyson was if he connected he could finish. Ali took what Foreman dished out, but for every punch Foreman landed, Tyson would have landed five. For every punch Tyson landed in his prime, he would have missed five against Ali.

I think the proper comparison would be Tyson before he left Kevin Rooney. Ali could get into someone's head before and during a fight. That was Tyson's downfall with Douglas. Also a facter would be whose era of rules: fifteen rounds and lighter gloves.

It would be a great fight and I have no idea who would have won.
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That's what I think my layman analysis of that fight would be. Ali was FAST. He could dodge Tyson, but if Tyson could lay a lick, that shit would hurt. As a neophyte, I would think the fight would be for Ali to dodge and hit Tyson when he could.

George Foreman was like hitting a brick wall with legs. You could best on old Foreman, but you got to hit him A LOT before you could really wobble him.

Ali is dead because he just did not know when to get out of the game, he got old and he got his ass kicked in the end. I think there should be a maximum age in the NFL and boxing. You just cannot get beat on for so long before causing permanent damage. I think professional athletes make way, way, way too much money. It's ridiculous, but the NFL players almost deserve it because of all the beating these boys get for our entertainment. Make your cheese and get out of the game.
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Mike Tyson can not be mentioned in the same sentence as Ali.
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Ken Norton an ex-Marine broke Muhammad Ali's jaw in a title bout.
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