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How close did Foreman come to fighting Tyson?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Seldon said:
Bruce Seldon:
Heavyweight boxing champion (WBA)
Preceded by:
George Foreman Heavyweight boxing champion (WBA)
1995–1996 Succeeded by:
Mike Tyson
Just looking at that from Bruce Seldon BIO at WIKIPEDIA

Bruce Seldon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

How close did Mike Tyson come to fighting George Foreman? Any info on this?
 

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Don't know, but Tyson would have beaten the old Foreman. But in Foremans prime Foreman would kill Tyson in a slugfest.
 

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bill1234 said:
Don't know, but Tyson would have beaten the old Foreman. But in Foremans prime Foreman would kill Tyson in a slugfest.
What if PRIME FOREMAN took on PRIME TYSON (80s)? That's really something!
 

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WHen Forman had the belt the second time around, he told Arsial Hall (on his show in fornt of a nation TV) that Tyson was scard of him. Tyson would not even come to the barging table. Quote (Forman) : He is scared of a Grand Pa." Forman Kinda of laughed at this.

To what I under stand, this statment was true, that Tyson would not even go to the table on this. You seen how long it took him to get into the ring with Lewis. Tyson has a habit of being scared of people who are not afraid of him... It was kinda of like Sonny Liston, he was scared of Crazy people.

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WHen Forman had the belt the second time around, he told Arsial Hall (on his show in fornt of a nation TV) that Tyson was scard of him. Tyson would not even come to the barging table. Quote (Forman) : He is scared of a Grand Pa." Forman Kinda of laughed at this.

To what I under stand, this statment was true, that Tyson would not even go to the table on this. You seen how long it took him to get into the ring with Lewis. Tyson has a habit of being scared of people who are not afraid of him... It was kinda of like Sonny Liston, he was scared of Crazy people.

Go Figure
Mike Tyson was a little bit of a coward at times... I ADMIT!
 

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Tyson was a bully, andif he hit you with his best shot, and you returned the shot right back he would backdown like with McBride, Lewis, Holyfield, and Douglas.
 

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bill1234 said:
Tyson was a bully, andif he hit you with his best shot, and you returned the shot right back he would backdown like with McBride, Lewis, Holyfield, and Douglas.
Tyson became a bit of a **** come the 1990s!
 

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I know but in 1990 he was still pretty good. It was after that fight with Douglas he went all screwy.
 

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I know but in 1990 he was still pretty good. It was after that fight with Douglas he went all screwy.
EXACTLY!!! :thumbsup:
 

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You cant blame him for going screwy after that though, you lost a fight 42-1 in your favor, and you didn't put up a good fight. You were just a big punching bag, that mite just make you go a little crazy.
 

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You may all want to quote me on this one...

The Mike Tyson... The Professional Boxer... from the 80s... was the greatest professional heavyweight boxer of all time (in my opinion)... every single other version of Mike Tyson as soon as 1990 came around was simply nothing like that Kid Dynamite who destroyed "ABSOLUTELY EVERYBODY" during his time as a professional boxer in the 80s... I just thought I might tell you all of that! If a Prime Tyson as a professional boxer from the 80s took on Evander Holyfield (in is prime) or Lennox Lewis (in his prime) or... damn... anybody else... (in their prime)... The Prime Mike Tyson professional heavyweight boxer FROM THE 80s... would've won... I can guaran-damn-tee you all that!:D
 

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I disagree. Ali could take him (the 60's version), Holmes would take him, Lewis would take him, Marciano would take him, and Foreman would take him other than that no one, possibley Norton but I sort of doubt it.
 

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bill1234 said:
I disagree. Ali could take him (the 60's version), Holmes would take him, Lewis would take him, Marciano would take him, and Foreman would take him other than that no one, possibley Norton but I sort of doubt it.
'Well that's my opinion and that is your opinion... no worries mate!'
 

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Yep, thank you for not yelling at me like most do when I say stuff like that.
 
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