Separated by 13 years in their ascension to the heavyweight throne, George Foreman and Mike Tyson traversed a similar path marked by devastating power and an air of invincibility. Both fighters are known for leaving a trail of brutally knocked-out opponents in their wake. Foreman, standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing 220 pounds during his championship reign, projected an imposing figure. He relied on powerful haymakers to systematically dismantle his challengers.
Tyson brought a menacing streetfighter’s mentality straight from the tough streets of Brooklyn. Unlike Foreman, Tyson relied on his outstanding technique taught by Cus D’mato to unleash his aggression with the ferocity of a rabid dog from the get-go. Recently, a boxing online source put forth a hypothetical question, and the fans predicted the outcome of the dream Tyson vs. Foreman matchup.
Fans predict the outcome of Mike Tyson vs. George Foreman
In a recent post made on X by iFL TV, the burning question of who’d win between the prime Mike Tyson and prime George Foreman was asked. It’s safe to say that the fans enthusiastically answered the question.
One of the fans stated that it could be a 50-50 matchup. Mainly because both fighters have huge power and great skills.
Another fan sided with Geoge Foreman for the victory. Moreover, they stated that it would be a similar fight to Foreman vs. Joe Frazier.
One fan was also on the same page with Foreman’s dominance over Tyson. They even predicted that the fight would be over in 5 rounds.
Meanwhile, there were fans who thought Mike Tyson would be the winner of this fight. A fan stated that Tyson could easily avoid the power shots of Foreman.
An X user also chose Mike Tyson as they believe that he’s more powerful and quicker than Foreman.
Although the fans are debating about the dream fight between the two legends, the boxers themselves have talked about how they’re lucky they didn’t have to face each other.
Tyson and Foreman have mutual respect for each other
Back in 2019, George Foreman hopped on Max on Boxing, where he talked about his views on whether he would have faced Mike Tyson in his heydays. George Foreman openly acknowledged the profound impact of Mike Tyson’s fearsome fighting style on the entire boxing world. “I call him Mike Nightmare Tyson, that guy was a nightmare in the ring,” Foreman said. “I mean really. If he missed you with his left, then missed you with his right, he’d bite you. I didn’t want to have anything to do with that. I didn’t want him.”
On the other hand, speaking with FightCamp, Tyson declared George Foreman as the most formidable heavyweight puncher in boxing history. He said, “George Foreman – the heaviest puncher. I couldn’t match somebody’s power who’s that big, with that much mass. The only thing that allowed me to be exciting was that I threw punches so much faster than all the other guys.”