Originally Posted by Irish Jet
Raw talent gets you nowhere without class at the top level, because the rawness is exposed.
Lewis and Holyfield not only beat him, they just dismantled him. Alright he was well past his prime by the time Lewis fought him, but Lewis was the much better boxer IMO and one of the most underrated boxers of all time.
The Klitchko's in their prime would have staved off Tyson too IMO.
Tyson had RAW talent in abundance and was a viscous youngster. Cus Damato comes along and nurtures his talent and creates a fighting machine. Who went on to win the WORLD HEAVYWEIGHJT TITLE at 21 after Cus passed away.
Now, imo, Tysons speed and tenacity makes him a top 5 heavyweight of all time.
He won most of his fights before he even got in the ring as his oponents were legit scared of him. You can see it clearly in the build up to his fights.
I have EVERY tyson fight on DVD ~(up to his loss to Kevin McBride) so I know what I'm talking about.
The Klitchkos would have both been knocked out.
He would have done such a job on the body, he would have found clean shots to the head. It would have been uppercut city imo.
PRIME Tyson KO's anybody. (Except prime Ali obviously)