What is your most honest opinion on Mike Tyson?
One of the greatest Heavyweights or just another over rated can crusher?
How fucking lucky is this guy for meeting the devil twice? once with Robin Givens and second with Don King?
Is Prime Tyson (with Cus) as strong as Batman?
Cus d' Amato/Qui gon jinn, a legendary trainer/jedi saw potential with the young Tyson/Anakin and decided to save the little boy from a life of crime/slavery by planning to train him under his wing along with his companion Kevin Rooney/Obi-Wan, Cus d' Amato/Qui gon jinn realizes Tyson/Anakin's potential to be the greatest boxer/jedi of all time
Cus d'amato/Qui gon jinn however dies before they could see Tyson/Anakin reach their promised potential and is left under the care of Kevin Rooney/Obi-wan, Tyson/Anakin also develops a crush on Robin Givens/Padme which led to some weird ass obssession from Tyson/Anakin to the point that Robin Givens/Padme actually starts a relationship with him
The relationship was a disaster and was said to be the start of the fall of Tyson/Anakin, at the same time, Tyson/Anakin is being seduced to move to another stable/join the dark side by a guy with a peculiar choice of wardrobe, Don King/Sheev, Don King/Sheev managed to turn Tyson/Anakin on Kevin Rooney/Obi-wan and have him join his side only for Tyson/Anakin to become a shell of his former self.
The GOAT but as you point out, he got fucked up by stuff outside the ring namely the death of Cus, Don King fucking him over and some attention whore getting him locked up during his prime years. I'd take 20 yr old Tyson against any other fighter though.
Literally one of the greatest boxers to have lived.
The precise body movements he makes. The way he twists his hips and back to snap the shoulder, so he can deliver knockout blows while standing.
The bobbing and weaving defense, the way he used the gloves as a shield to get in. With the power generation of being able to knock people out without stepping.
The only shame is that there were not many other boxers at his level when he was at his prime. The 80s and 90s could have been absolutely lit up by the boxing genius of that level of competition.
Tyson was also a victim of the times. Boxing being corrupt, the WBC trying to set him up as the Ali of my generation. Another super champion to sell out baseball stadiums and national commercials. He got to fight a whole lot of men who had absolutely no business fighting Mike Tyson. And that's the greatest part of the tragedy.
The wasted potential, purely from a boxing standpoint, created that vacuum of excellent fights that the 70s, early 80s, and 60s had. It was only a matter of time before MMA was brought over from Japan via Brazil and the Gracies.
Luckily we're past the fall, and now things are getting more stable for boxing. Meaning that the enthusiasts will preserve the sport for what it is. At least, that's my prediction. The prediction of a fan.
But Mike Tyson, he was a great boxer.
>What is your most honest opinion on Mike Tyson?
Succeser and improver of Ali.
Old George Foreman
That's just off the top of my head.
Keep in mind that many fighters play up the outrageousness for press.