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Old 09-26-2018, 02:11 PM
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Default Teddy Atlas: Mike Tyson was not a great fighter

I want you guys to read this article and tell me your thoughts. Please don't waste your time watching the YouTube video because it is long and boring.
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:35 PM
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I completely disagree with you on the video. I actually recommend watching the entire podcast of 3:10:42 and I am not a Rogan fan. For once Joe just shut the hell up and let the guest speak and it was awesome.

As far as how Mr Atlas described Mike I believe he was spot on. I also know it is very hard for someone who has not participated in the sport to completely understand what Mr Atlas was saying.
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:49 PM
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I've long held that belief. As I wrote on the subject of Tyson and the pound for pound GOAT debate: "I understand the intrigue of a Tyson but his career is dominated with "ifs": if Cus D'Amato had lived five more years, if Kevin Rooney had trained him, if he hadn't used a woman like a toilet seat. His record is not impressive. He beat an old, fat Larry Holmes. The two other HOFers Tyson fought beat him 3x. He clobbered tomato cans, bums of the month, blown up 175# and 200# fighters, and journeymen."
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:01 PM
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Teddy had held a grudge against Tyson for years. Tyson said some inappropriate things to his daughter .

Tyson’s career is filled with ifs. I still think he was a great fighter. Not the greatest ever but still I haven’t seen anything like him since.
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Rookiemonster View Post
Teddy had held a grudge against Tyson for years. Tyson said some inappropriate things to his daughter .

Tyson’s career is filled with ifs. I still think he was a great fighter. Not the greatest ever but still I haven’t seen anything like him since.

I have...Rhonda Rousey!

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Old 09-26-2018, 07:59 PM
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Teddy as usual is spot on. Once the fear went away he never adjusted. In his early years no one more exciting to watch but not a top 5 all time heavy weight.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:16 PM
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Tyson was very overrated. Ali would have picked him apart, a younger Foreman would have destroyed him. I would have loved to see a Frazier-Tyson bout.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:39 AM
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The assessment was spot on. Tyson is considerably overrated, and not someone I'm a fan of in any way.
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:32 AM
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You guys are out of your minds! Teddy Atlas must have CTE with these outrageous claims!
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:52 AM
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It's sort of similar to why I never really liked Tyson. I was used to the guys I watched a few years before, Ali, Foreman, Frazier...… Lots of bluster, but a lot to back it up. And no dancing around stuff with too much politeness.

Tyson on the other hand... Knocks a guy out in under a round, and in the post fight tv interviews says "he fought a good fight," No, he spent a bit over or under a minute trying to make running for his life look sort of like boxing then got hit and that was that.

It was a very happy day for me when I heard Buster Douglas had beaten him.
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