Ali held behind the head (which is illeagal) and he rabbit punched.White Tyson said:All fighters can be dirty... headbutts, hitting on the break, late punches after the bell, low blows, eye gouging, rabbit punches... etc. Muhammad Ali is on the list? Probably because of his fight against Ernie Terrell in which he almost practically tried to KILL Ernie Terrell in the most lopsided and brutal 15 Rounds in Boxing History ever... and that made it a classic!
Holyfield did some headbutss... but that's all I've ever known him for!
Roberto Duran was pretty dirty at times... but... well... so what?
Andrew Golota... enough said... just check out the Rid**** Bowe fight to see what I mean... but the thing is this now!:
MIKE TYSON BIT A CHUNK OF A GUY'S EAR OFF... end of story... you cannot top that! As much as I feel as though Tyson was misdirected and played with the politcians and idiots around him... he is still the dirtiest fighter of all... he a bit a chunk of a guy's ear off... and that... my friends... is that... GODDAMN IT!
I would not say Muhummed Ali was a dirty fighter.tommygunn said:ali never fought dirty ...
NO, Tyson did it his entire career. He hit Ferguson after the break, Fergus started to fight back too. He hit earlier guys whick I don't remember their names (they were at the beggining of his career), he would rabbit punch and head butt a little too. The arm breaking and biting was at the end though.The Auctioneer said:Duran was the Dale Earnhart of boxing.Tyson wasn't dirty at the first half of his career niether was Bowe or Golatta.All the hvywts mentioned earlier did not fight dirty their entire career.Tyson resorted to it as the result of his diminishing skills
Ali fought dirty. He rabbit punched A LOT. He held behind the end his entire career, and he should have been called for not fighting for half the round and just show boating and dancing away without being hurt.tommygunn said:ali never fought dirty, these things go on in boxing holding behind the head and what have you it doesn't make you a dirty fighter. boxing aint a tickeling contest its a brutal sport.
I know he was very dirty, I just didn't put him up there beacuse 75% of the people have never seen him fight.JCC said:Many today, would pick Mike Tyson as having been the dirtest heavyweight fighter in the history of gloved boxing.
Mostly, many would only because Mike Tyson is in there time, and they don't know so much about the fighters that were before their time.
But if you were to take a look at heavyweight fighters of the 1930s and 1940s closely, you may well come to see that Tony Galento who was a very well-known fighter was even a by far more dirty fighter than even Mike Tyson.
He did more than only that.tommygunn said:wasn't it galento who actualy kicked a fighter during the bout.
Galento had and alright record, it was 79-26-5.JCC said:Tony "Two Ton" Galento ... was tough and one hellvaua fighter. But had perhaps the worst training habits.
Seldom ever did he eat the right food, and he owned and run a bar, perhaps some here might call it a pub, and he was a heavy drinker.
He did his road work (running) at night after closing the bar in the late night early morning hours.
When asked why he he did he road work at night? He said. "Because I fight at night"
Galento was a very colorful and interesting character.
Galento could draw money, crowds and attention, and that's what the fight racket has always been all about in the professional ranks making money.
People who came to see Galento's fights always saw a really good fight.