QUOTE (KENSOFINE @ Mar 12 2010, 09:30 AM)
If you look at old footage of Mike Tyson in the hands of Cus, then its pretty clear that he would have beaten a prime Ali. He had speed and head movement. He was a much faster, hard hitting version of Frazier. Most of Ali's notable wins were the result of peoples exploitable flaws. Foreman was strong but slow. Frazier was powerful but loved walking straight forward into bombs.
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You forgot Tyson's predictable head movement..He would just move from side to side..To beat Tyson,you needed to time him and study him while fighting him..Why do you think the guys who lost to him got beat??They were scared,which enabled them to think clearly(time/study him) and be relaxed(take a better punch and react better)..If you're tense,your neck is stiff and when you get hit,you're head will snap harder than if it were relaxed..Think of it as the same thing as to why drunk drivers survive bad car accidents,because their body is relaxed and they go with it(like rolling a punch) instead of trying to resist it and stay flexed..Anyway,if you don't think against Tyson,you're DONE!!
Buster Douglas and Lennox Lewis showed how it was done for someone to box him from the outside..Holyfield fought Tyson on the inside and out..Ali would just keep him away with his faster,longer,harder jab than Douglas had..