Big Footy’s Best Dressed Cat
- Sep 21, 2010
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Boxing pretty much died in the arse after Ali for the majority of people. Lacklustre heavyweights, boring fights, corruption etc.It's an obscene comparison.
I grew up when Tyson was the Baddest Man on the Planet like a lot of people here, but comparing him to Ali, particularly post-Liston, pre-banning Ali is bloody madness. Ali would have slaughtered him.
Then Tyson came along and reinvigorated interest again by making it exciting once more.
I think it's because they're both such 'household' names that the comparison always comes up, that and the hype surrounding both fighters.
Take Mayweather for example - he's a big name due to his own hype and many who don't even follow boxing know who he is. Also explains why a large % of people who watched his "Fight of the Century" with Pacman complained about how underwhelming it was. They'd obviously never watched much of Floyd (if at all) to know what to expect from his way of doing business. They'd just heard the name before.
From the casual observers perspective anyway...
I still think seeing an Ali vs Tyson fight would be pretty sweet though.