How good was Mike Tyson?

- How good was he back in that time of his prime was there loads of talk about him? - Was he ever pound for pound boxer in the world or close? - Was there so much hype about him.

Asked By: Tyler Durden.1314 - 8/26/2009
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Mike's career would have been golden if he would have just had the heart and willpower to continue. But the most important relationship Mike had was that with Jimmy Jacobs. Jimmy could talk and relate with anyone. A drug addict, a businessman, a janitor. He could talk to anyone and get on anyone's good side. He was an... More
Answered By: Brickfists (Again) - 8/26/2009
Additional Answers (12)
I think he's probably in the top 5 but Ali's the best by far I think he tarnished his record by his criminal records
Answered By: Alex - 8/26/2009
If Ali still boxed, Klitchko would murder him in a boxing match
Answered By: Vadim - 8/26/2009
His first few fights were not televised until much later. When people started realising who he was, talk about him became widespread. I think his fame was at it's peak when he fought Lewis and/or when he bit off Holyfiedl's ear. So, in short, there was hype about him, but only later (late 80's, early 90's)
Answered By: DT - 8/26/2009
he was the pound for pound but then he lost buster mc dogulas and lost confidence and went downhill after that but my favourite
Answered By: LuckyShotgun - 8/26/2009
Mike Tyson was really good, he was short but threw unbelievable punches. He was pound for pound fighter in his prime and there was ALOT of hype about him. But sadly Mike Tyson lost to someone that he really wanted to fight. (can't remember who right now) Then he lost his confidence after that fight, and wasn't as good... More
Answered By: Jerry Flurry - 8/26/2009
GREAT answer Jerry Flurry
Answered By: Ehsan a - 8/26/2009
He was Great but not the Greatest he didnt beat any great boxers but he dominated some decent ones He was a shining light in an weak heavyweight era which sadly has only gotten weaker now
Answered By: Joel S - 8/26/2009
Yea he was super hyped I've seen stuff on espn classic where they interviewed people that said sh!t like "Tyson will be they youngest HW champ ever and go undefeated until he's 40". I think at the time he was pound for pound best he was smallish for his division and still f'd people up like no other. I don't think he's... More
Answered By: cowboy kal - 8/26/2009
Tyson was the most feared boxer of his day. He had a devastating punch and seemed invincible. Then his life started spinning out of control and Tyson lost his focus. Then came Buster Douglas. Douglas showed Holyfield and others how to beat Tyson. Tyson was never the same after Douglas knocked him out.
Answered By: Little Sam - 8/26/2009
In his prime, Tyson was unbeatable... the best heavyweight ever. Very early into his career Tyson's personal problems started and he began losing any hope he had in life. Once he lost hope.... he was not the same Tyson in the ring.... he was no longer God.
Answered By: Ring King - 8/26/2009
He was good fighting bums, beating up women.
Answered By: tyrone b - 8/26/2009
Mike tyson was beast in his prime but wen he got over confident and all the distractions with the media, his personal wife, and jail his career went down the drain Tyson is an example of a boxer with potential to be the greatest of all time but after the buster douglas fight it just got sad
Answered By: Luis - 8/26/2009
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