TysonJones said:the guys that say they have been hit harder than tyson are lieing, most of these guys were knocked out in the first round and probabley didnt even have a chance to feel the power because they were ko'ed before they knew. All guys are saying so and so hit me harder just to make the other guy look bad.
No, Larry said that right after his fight with Tyson. Larry didn't feel hatred againsy anyone but the people who put him down his whole title reign and made death threats to him and his family, just because he beat Ali, or becausse they wanted Cooney to win. Larry wasn't immpressed with the new guys, and had no reason to be. Every punch Tyson threw, was meant to decapitate you. And he hit 95% of the guys with a lot of those shots, and it took the combo to put them down onto the griund where they wouldn't get up, and yet, they still were concious and fully aware of where they were, they were just hurting a lot and had no will to continue, and those that did, got up, and the ref had to stop it. Tyson overwhelmed you, so you are bound to go down easier backing up. Marciano, Louis, and Shavers (not so much Foreman) would put you out cold with 1 punch. Tyson had a much harder time doing so. People said it litteraly hurt to bump into Marciano. Tex Cobb said Shavers is the only man that made him think about quiting because he hit so hard. Louis was constantly knocking guys through the air or across the ring, same with Marciano. Foreman would just club you down with arm punches, if he had used leverage and precision, he very well could have hit harder than Shavers. Larry isn't the only guy to say Tyson didn't hit as hard as people say. Tyson's power looked more impressive than it really was. Also, why would you prefer to take a punch from Marciano, Louis, Shavers, or Foreman, rather than get in the ring with Tyson? Eitherway its one punch and your in the hospital in intencive care.TysonJones said:i only responded to defend my man. HOlmes probabley felt hatred against all guys of the new era. I have a hard time remember how hard a guy hits me after a week or so. I can make myself think something but it may not be true. its all mental, but i can tell you one thing and then im done. Id rather get hit by marciano, louis, shavers, or foreman, than step inside a ring with mike tyson.
TysonJones said:because i would have teh agility to get away from their ONE punch. However, tyson isnt another specimen in his own right. Power was underrated in my mind.