Originally Posted by Kuytrider
I'd have to respectfully disagree on Tyson vs Foreman Tann. Foreman was a force of nature and was outsmarted and psyched out by Ali IMO. Tyson is not in the ballpark of being as smart as Ali. More importantly, prime Tyson won many fights through sheer fear. Foreman would not have been afraid of Tyson and my verdict would be a Big George KO victory in the mid rounds.
I'd have like to have seen prime Liston vs prime Tyson without mob interference. Tough to call as they were similar but I'd go with Liston in a fight that could go either way. It would end in a chilling KO either way though!
You may well be right about Tyson's intimidation factor - and I agree that Foreman wouldn't be intimidated by him at all. I don't think Tyson was unbeatable - even in his prime there were boxers who made him look quite ordinary. But I think Tyson's nightmare is someone with Foreman's size and durability but with more precision and defence.