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Overall Rating: 4.62 based on 13 ratings
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Born: June 30, 1966 50 Wins, 6 Losses (44 KO's) Heavyweight title holder from 1986-1990 and again in 1996

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Randyman (108)
05/08/2008
Well said Git. To use that old expression "He could dish it out but he couldn't take it!"

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irishgit (146)
05/08/2008
Absolutely, although when looking at him one should keep in mind that his early record (when he established his reputation)contained a lot of tomato cans and assorted palookas.

In some ways, he is similar to Dempsey as a boxer (although Dempsey, while no prince, looks like Mahatma Ghandi as a human being next to Tyson.) Both had limited to non-existant ring skills, and depended on battering an opponent into submission. The big difference between them is that Dempsey seemed all but immune to pain, and Tyson really couldn't take a lot of punishment.

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Ridgewalker (51)
05/07/2008

Hard hitter? No doubt. But, a little know fact about this creep is that the character, "The Gimp", in Pulp Fiction was actually based on Tyson. After a fight, he would be drugged, hauled to Zed's basement, wrapped in leather and chained to the ceiling until his next fight. The guy we saw on the news was actually a body-double who was the first cloned human...a cross between Alfred E Newman and Fat Albert...


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FranksWildYears (54)
05/07/2008
A fearsome brute who was raised like a beast to intimidate opponents with his savagery. In his early days he was scary, he once threatened eat an opponents children. He was all power, with minimal boxing skill. As he got to the top and started facing fighters with actual ring skills, it turned out he was imminently defeatable and his whole sorry existence started to unravel.

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louiethe20th (75)
05/07/2008
Pound for pound the hardest hitter maybe in history. Had he been 15-20 lbs heavier he may have actually killed people. Lacked alot of discipline and accuracy, especially in later years. Had trouble with bigger and/or taller fighters as his career progressed. e.g. Holyfield(6'2"), Douglas(6'4") and Lewis(6'5").

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pugwash01 (16)
10/09/2007

Yes he was a big hitter, but he was also a dirty fighter!!! When he boxed, he was good! when he lost his self discpline he lost all appeal with me!!!


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PlanetaryGear (52)
12/12/2006
Of his first 19 fights, 14 ended in a first round knockout. Quite often, his opponents were heard squealing upon being hit...that tells you something right there.

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Whobrien13 (0)
12/02/2006
Powerful enough to knock you the hell into orbit

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Djahuti (56)
12/25/2005
No one can contest that this man packed a huge wallop,with bone-crushing intensity,whatever else one can say about him.

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mjmiddleton (0)
12/21/2005
he was the biggest man in the boxing history but the only thing that was bad about him was that he loved to beatup women alot of women ps pusssssy come fight me aka mj middleton 3 year champ golden glove boxing saint john new brunwick soouth end WHAT!!!!!!!!

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atomic bull (0)
11/03/2005
what sets tyson apart from the other big punchers in the heavyweight division, is hand and foot speed. He had tremendous hand speed. In his prime he could throw a six-punch combination in less than a second. That spells DOOM for most fighters.

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hotel283 (20)
10/31/2005
There may have been harder hitters but Tyson punched with a savage ferocity that had a terrifying suddeness about it. tboneya is right, he's the only boxer in whose opponents I saw genuine fear.

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ma duron (62)
10/14/2005
The youngest to achieve the Heavyweight crown, Tyson regularly and predictably demolished in the early rounds any and all oponents in his early career, which is testimony enough of his power.

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