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Tyson by TKO. Old comeback george is just too slow. I could see this one would have had alot of clinching, foreman being the bigger stronger man would be bullying and frustrating tyson in the clinch with wrestling but once apart tyson would get past foremans reach advantage with relative ease and unload combos till clinch time. It would be repeated again and again till foreman just gasses and gets pressured and loses by tko. There is a chance tyson gets caught with a massive punch but very very unlikely, foreman is too slow and tyson is too good defensively. It would be an ugly fight where tyson is constantly pressing forward trying to unloading combos, foreman is looking for a big punch and then clinch and wrestle. Ugly.

Posted January 19, 2014 12:50 pm 


The Foreman who fought Frazier and Norton was NOT the same Foreman that lost to Jimmy Young. Foreman had changed his style under the training of Gil Clancy, who tried to make Foreman more of a boxer. The Foreman that crushed Frazier and Norton would have crushed Young, not to mention Tyson, period, enda story. :-P

Posted January 18, 2014 6:09 am 


Tark is right to.

Posted January 17, 2014 6:45 pm 


back than heavyweights used to fight. today they wrestle.

Posted January 17, 2014 2:57 pm 


Hardest puncher Tyson faced??? BoneCrusher Smith took out Tim Witherspoon and Mike Weaver in the 1st round… Smith was the first guy to beat Frank Bruno…caught him good and took him out.

Maybe with one shot Smith hit harder than Lewis. But Lewis was fast and Smith was slow and easy to outbox like Foreman. The first time Smith fought Witherspoon he was boxed to death like Young handled Foreman.

Posted January 17, 2014 1:10 pm 


The young Foreman had a puncher’s chance to beat Tyson, just like he had against the much slower Lyle. But Mike would likely have outsped him like he did Smith, Ruddock, and Bruno.

A young Tyson was very fast and powerful — something Larry Holmes noted after being stopped for the only time in his 31-year pro career, “He’s fast… Most punchers aren’t fast.”

People forget that a fit Tyson and a fit Foreman were of similar size. A 21-year-old Tyson weighed 218 for Michael Spinks at his best. A 24-year-old Foreman weighed 217 for Frazier at his best…

The old Foreman had ZERO chance… George was too damned slow and lost his punch… At least he couldn’t find guys like Martin, Morrison, Stewart, Saverese, Grimsley, and Shultz… First big right hand from the speedy young Mike Tyson and old George is spanked.

Posted January 17, 2014 12:57 pm 


But still, Douglas koed Tyson, and look how poor he was against Holyfield. At that particular time Foreman’s style, lack of being intimidated, and ability to absorb some punishment would have caused problems. And Tyson had real problems mentally which were just waiting to be exposed.
As a matter of interest, who would be considered the hardest puncher that Tyson fought?.

Posted January 17, 2014 2:01 am 


Tyson was way too fast for old George. So was Jimmy Young who hit like a feather. Young wouldn’t have lasted 1 full minute with Tyson. Even Michael Spinks was a much better heavyweight than Young, who had numerous losses when he whipped Foreman with those feather fists.

Posted January 17, 2014 1:10 am 


Informer…, “Foreman was all wrong for Tyson.”

Tyson blitzed Alex Steward and Lou Saverese in a few seconds each…

Foreman took a severe beating from Alex Stewart and couldn’t even find the wide open Lou Saverese with a punch that could hurt him… Foreman refused to fight big punchers except for Ron Lyle. That was a close call.

Foreman refused to fight Ruddock… Mercer… Bowe… Lewis… or McCall.. He did fight Tommy Morrison who was super easy to hit.. Come on man… The worthless Michael Bentt put Morrison out in 1 round and Foreman couldn’t put a lick on him or beat him.

Posted January 17, 2014 1:05 am 


Foreman was all wrong for Tyson. Especially with his new unprofessional corner. Foreman was also at the best shape of his comeback. I think Foreman would have won. Tyson would have tried to impose his will on Foreman and that would have spelled disaster for Tyson. Tyson may have possibly floored Formen in the fight. Tyson gets knocked down 6 times. Foreman by 6 round KO.

Posted January 17, 2014 12:41 am 


Anonymous is right

Posted January 16, 2014 8:29 pm 


Anonymous plastic coward,end of

Posted January 16, 2014 3:56 pm 


holyfield drugs cheat end of.

Posted January 16, 2014 3:39 pm 


Foreman ducked every good fighter he could in his comeback… Holyfield took it EASY on the old man and he even lost to limp-assed Tommy Morrison.

To boot he refused to fight Tyson… Lewis… McCall… Mercer… Ruddock… and any hard puncher out there… He hated hard punchers because he was easy to hit.

Plus the KO of Moorer was the only KO Foreman scored in his wimp-ass tour of guys like Crawford Grimsley and Lou SaverEASY.

Posted January 16, 2014 1:36 pm 


George’s timing was off in the Holy fight. Had his timing and reflex been in tune, George would have put Holy into orbit with the missed opportunity of nailing Holy rebounding off the ropes. Holy would still be in orbit around the earth if George had made that hit. Maybe George on Roids would have been a phenomenon!! But he was not, George was just big and mean on the natch. A very bad man when he was young, very bad. A Bad Ass!! Now he is reborn and a very nice human being. Credits to George Foreman for reshaping his life and to his success. Congratulations George!

Posted January 16, 2014 1:12 pm 

horst fraze

tyson by close decision, only ali could KO george

Posted January 16, 2014 1:06 pm 


At their peak Tyson for sure.

Posted January 16, 2014 12:25 pm 


I have no idea of how George would have done against Tyson: however, I have a real interest in how the Foreman/Holyfield fight would have gone had not Holyfield been allowed to fight with all the benefits of PEDs. April 9, 1988 Holyfield was 190 pounds. December 9, 1988, Holyfield was 210 pounds. That’s 20 lean pounds of muscle in only eight months time. Holyfield was a recipient of the benefits of chemical engineering, and his performance as a heavyweight was skewed because of it. Perhaps some day boxing records will note those fighters whose achievements in the ring were achieved though chemical cheating.

Posted January 16, 2014 10:13 am 


totaly agree!dwc

Posted January 16, 2014 9:24 am 


At the time of the Douglas fight, Tyson was not that commited, and in a poor position mentally. If Foreman had fought him then, I would have to pick Foreman by Ko, but the hindsight is a wonderful thing. And at the time nobody really knew that the rot had started to set in with Tyson.

Posted January 16, 2014 8:34 am 


Tyson is too short, styles make fights, Tyson would probably eat some vicious uppercuts. Nobody can beat George inside without taking some punishment.

Posted January 16, 2014 8:30 am 


Foreman had troubles against Ron Lyle, imagine against Tyson lol

Posted January 16, 2014 8:17 am 

Bill Patrice Jones

Tyson didn’t want to fight Foreman nor did he ever really feel that keen on fighting Holyfield, and he most certainly positively never really wanted to fight Lennox Lewis. Tyson was a pure form bully in his boxing years. The exceptionally rare occasions such as the three stated above when an opponent genuinely did not fear Mike, is when he had second thoughts about fighting them. In what was retrospectively quite a good competitive heavyweight era these are the only men against whom there is proof Tyson was not all too keen on meeting until his hand was forced by financial pro.blems

Posted January 16, 2014 3:50 am 

Archie Moore

“George, you hit that Mike Tyson on top of his hard head, and he will go down!”

Posted January 15, 2014 11:57 pm 


Yah Tyson was built like a tank. But, his arms are too short to fight the Big Mean George Foreman. Foreman was going to push Tyson off, then when Tyson charges in again George hits Tyson on top of his head and, and, and DOWN goes Tyson, Down goes Tyson. Plus you have to remember that George is just as mean as, or maybe even meaner than Mike Tyson. And George has some tree trunks for legs also. I am going with a KO by George in this fantasy match up.

Posted January 15, 2014 11:56 pm 


Someone saying Tyson did not want to fight Foreman is crazy. In heavy weight anything could happened, but Tyson have at least same power and was much faster with so better combination. Foreman was like a robot next to Mike. Guys do you understand power? Power comes from speed and weight. Of course 140 lbs fighter is fast but light. Boxer over 200 plus speed is a monster. Foreman was heavy handed but Tyson was a KO artist thanks to his speed. And Tyson Ko punch starts with his huge legs. Again how someone can say Foreman was stronger? How? 12 years old Tyson was doing bench pressing with 220 lbs. This is the fact not dreaming – Foreman taller so should be stronger. Even compare foreman and Tyson body. Mike was built like a tank.

Posted January 15, 2014 10:07 pm 


everyone has forgotten just how great tyson almost was , he would have killed george , do you remember the one punch comeback it took for george just to beet the the former light heavy mr. moorer……….

Posted January 15, 2014 7:24 pm 


..but never has a fighter created so much excitement as Mike Tyson, I just Foreman would have beaten him……..early and easily.

Posted January 15, 2014 5:38 pm 


I think George rates higher then Mike on an all time list.

Posted January 15, 2014 4:54 pm 


when I was younger I would have picked Mike. my dad and I used to argue about who would have won between the 2 of them. now that I am older looking back in hindsight I would have probably picked Foreman.

Posted January 15, 2014 4:53 pm 


Foreman without a shadow of a doubt.

Posted January 15, 2014 4:16 pm 


He may have punched harder but certainly not as fast. Would have been interesting to see these two together in George’s prime. Two intimidators with monstrous power. Have to edge towards Tyson but it’d been close.

Posted January 15, 2014 3:23 pm 


Foreman punched harder than tyson

Posted January 15, 2014 3:12 pm 

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