How come the general public believes Mike Tyson is better than Lenox Lewis and Evander Holyfield

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  1. LiveFromLondon

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    That would've been an Emmanuel Steward less Lewis and Holyfield jumping up in weight. Mike would've been at his peak the other 2, not so much
     
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    If you think anybody turning down 25 million when he fought Roy Jones for not even close to that amount:russ:
    Tyson said he was going all out in his next fight. He know Holeyfield got his number:ufdup:
     
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    Only people know Tyson isn’t a top 10 heavyweight of all time is pure boxing heads

    rappers, entertainers think dude is a top 5 heavyweight but he’s not
     
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    Most real boxing fans don't believe this. Tyson is an all time great but his personality and accomplishments out of the ring add to his legend.
     
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    But :flabbynsick: was :flabbynsick: when Tyson fought him and it wasn't an easy fight. ​
     
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    No but's about it, thats facts.
     
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    So Michael Spinks, Tony Tucker, Tony Tubs Razor Ruddock, Frank Bruno weren't quality opponents?
     
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    Spinks was has been at that point and not as good a fighter as Larry Holmes. Dude literally retired the next day and you trying to act like he was in his prime. :mjlol:

    The rest of them dudes are indeed below average journeyman fighters across the board, nobody with a real resume would even mention them.
     
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    Was spinks considered washed when they fought?
     
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    Yes he certainly was. like i said, that was the very last fight of his long career. If he wasn't washed he would've continued fighting.
    Although i don't know why ya'll keep quoting me about him. i agree that him and Holmes are tyson's two most notable wins. Just don't think those two compare to other legends resumes
     
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    Slinks
    Spinks was washed? He was never defeated until Tyson and only floored by Qawi. He was only 31. Considering what boxing did to Leon's brain, Michael took the correct decision in retiring.
     
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    How was Spinks a has been when he had gone like 4-0 in heavyweight fights.. beat an undefeated Holmes twice.. was the lineal champ and considered by many to be the best light heavy ever? He was even picked to beat Tyson. You talking nonsense..
     
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    He was 32 and yes, he was falling off. Dude retired after this for a reason
     
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    He was not picked to beat tyson. It was widely known the dude was scared as fukk entering the fight. Also he barely won those 4 heavyweight fights. Flabby holmes claimed he got robbed in their first match and they had to fight again for another close bout.
     
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    A lot of the guys Tyson fought ..Lewis and Holyfield fought too except they were either broken from the Tyson fights or years older and in a lot of those fights they even struggled with them. By the time he was 37-0 he had already beaten 7 former world title holders.. real heads know neither are on his level and there’s a reason he is considered the last true great American heavyweight .. borderline top 5.. def lock for top 10
     
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