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hateraid 09-13-2006 02:55 AM

OT: Who'd win, Prime Ali or Prime Tyson?
 
Just wondering your feelings on the greatest heavywieght question of all time. If a prime Muhammed Ali faced a prime Mike Tyson, who'd win?

The Mamba 09-13-2006 02:56 AM

Not even close.... Prime Ali.

warriors23 09-13-2006 02:57 AM

Prime Ali

LakersDynasty 09-13-2006 02:57 AM

Tyson has more power but that's about it. Ali would eat him alive. Tyson doesn't have the stamina to fight Ali for 12 rounds and Ali is too difficult to knock out.

bigkingsfan 09-13-2006 02:57 AM

Tyson the generation gap is too wide, (40 years) modern medicines, training technique, and other enhancement would put Tyson over the top. Remember prime Mike just need one good shot.

The Mamba 09-13-2006 02:58 AM

Oh jesus, bigkingsfan doesn't know what he's talking about.

hotsizzle 09-13-2006 02:59 AM

prime ali.

L.Kizzle 09-13-2006 03:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigkingsfan
Tyson the generation gap is too wide, (40 years) modern medicines, training technique, and other enhancement would put Tyson over the top. Remember prime Mike just need one good shot.


40 Years, more like 10 maybe.

Ali stopped fighting around 76-77, I believe and Mike started in 85.

bigkingsfan 09-13-2006 03:06 AM

Prime years was more like 20 years apart. Ali was not a power fighter. He wore out his opponents through superior agility and finesse.

Tyson was a machine in his prime. I think if he landed a serious blow early, he could take out Ali. So I guess we would never know, but most people would pick Ali because of the respect factor alone.

Y2Gezee 09-13-2006 03:09 AM

Ali is the greatest ever, forget Robinson. And if Tyson didn't actually knock him clean out, not just down by round 4. It would be Tyson's ass

DieHardBullsFan 09-13-2006 03:10 AM

come on guys.....

Ali fought legends: fraizer, foreman..etc


who did Tyson fight that was significant??

And btw, Ali would have never...ever, ever, ever, ever, ever....lose a fight to Buster Douglas.......

LakersDynasty 09-13-2006 03:13 AM

He fought Lewis and Hollyfield, but still doesn't compare to Foreman, Frazier. Especially since he LOST.

kumquat 09-13-2006 03:13 AM

Ali is too smart. Tyson would be throwing KO punches for the first few rounds and Ali would be dancing or defending.

bigkingsfan 09-13-2006 03:16 AM

Yet it was 37 fights into his career before anyone exposed Tyson. Ali was exposed as vulnerable before his 20th fight, so vulnerable that Liston jumped on the opportunity to beat up his loud mouth.

eliteballer 09-13-2006 03:16 AM

Ali's size would also factor in.


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