What if George Foreman Met Mike Tyson – What If? – It is a showdown of two of boxing’s all-time great boxers as we look at what if George Foreman (76-5-0, 68 KOs) had met Mike Tyson (50-6-0, 44 KOs) in the ring?
George Foreman competed from 1969 to 1977, and from 1987 to 1997. Nicknamed “Big George,” he was a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. Foreman has been inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame. In 2002, he was named one of the 25 greatest fighters of the past 80 years by The Ring magazine which ranked him the ninth greatest puncher of all time.
Mike Tyson reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, 12 of them in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after stopping Trevor Berbick in two rounds and added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker in 1987. This made Tyson the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successively unify them.
Who better than Frank Lotierzo to look at all the possibilities of a George Foreman vs Mike Tyson fight?
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