Tyson lost in his prime to superior boxers, Dramatically. He arguably never even competed against the best of his generation let alone the best boxers of all time, His limited boxing knowledge showed against Buster Douglas, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis, So much so against Holyfield that bit the man's ear off. The best competition or recognizable names he beat were in-arguably past their prime. The only argument that could be made for Tyson as being unbeatable would be in a street fight outside of a bar somewhere
Who is the greatest heavyweight? Who is the greatest fighter? Who would win against anyone else at their peak? This is the right question. Peak versus Peak
Non-heavyweights are not even in the conversation.
An honest, Truly instrospective, World record and historical video assessment of every fighter at his peak, Can only lead to one overwhelming conclusion.
No informed historian of boxing who has examined all of the fights of the greatest fighters at their peak can truthfully come to any other conclusion.
No man on earth in our known fight history could beat Mike Tyson, Peak versus peak.
Mike Tyson turned professional and after one year, He became the first fighter in history to beat every other world champion.
Mike Tyson beat Trevor Berbick to win the WBA. Tyson beat James Smith to win the WBC. Tyson then takes the IBF from Tony Tucker. Be aware that these men were scared to death of Tyson and every one has stated each trained harder than any other fight in their life. They each gave their personal best effort to retain their World Champion title. Ring magazines World Heavyweight title and lineal heavyweight champion was Michael Spinks who destroyed one of the top 5 greatest heavyweight champions of all time, Larry Holmes.
Mike Tyson destroyed Michael Spinks in seconds, Yes in seconds.
Tyson lost his coach to a mournful death. Tyson did not train once for the Douglas fight. His gold digging wife humiliated him on national TV, Drugged him up, And started a divorce. Tyson lost. So what. Who wouldn't? He then knocked everyone out before going to prison for three years.
Anyone who says that any other fighter at their peak could beat Tyson at his peak is uneducated about Boxing history.
Tyson is the World Record holding youngest Heavyweight World champion in history.
Tyson is the only boxer in history to hold every Championship title including the lineal Championship title.
Tyson holds the World Junior Olympic record for the fastest knockout.
Tyson was only one of ten fighters in the Ring magazines ranking as #1 pound for pound best fighter. AND he was a heavyweight. Can you imagine?
The only Heavyweight ever to hold the title as #1 pound for pound fighter.
Every world record Tyson set has stood to this day.
Lets be serious. No heavyweight ever was ranked #1 pound for pound.
The facts are overwhelming in Mike Tyson's favor that no figher ever could have beat Mike Tyson at both of their peaks. Its beyond imagination what Tyson's true peak really is.
Greatest athlete recognition always is based on maximize performance. Longevity and career endurance are interesting but athletics is based on peak performance. E. G. Bob Beamon broke the long jump world record for decades, Usain Bolt broke and still holds the 100m world record.
Mike Tyson's world records have endured into their 3rd decade. The evidence is overwhelming, Mike Tyson could beat any fighter that has ever lived at their peaks.