Mike Tyson couldn’t intimidate Evander Holyfield and is NOT among top ten heavyweights says Frank Warren, and Ali, Frazier and Foreman would all beat him

Frank Warren has told talkSPORT.com Mike Tyson is not in the running when it comes to ranking the greatest heavyweights of all time.
The former undisputed champion is set to return to the ring for an exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr on November 28.
Tyson has been training again for his return to the ring, 15 years after hanging up his gloves
Now 54, nobody is quite sure of what to expect from ‘Iron Mike’ in this bout.
In his prime, though, there is no disputing he was one of the most ferocious knockout artists boxing has ever seen.
When the question arises as to his overall greatness however, there is plenty of debate to be had.
Warren told talkSPORT.com: “Mike Tyson, when he was young and first got into boxing, he was exciting.
Warren has been promoting boxing for 44 years and staged two of Tyson’s fightsGetty
“A bit like Daniel Dubois in some ways, he sort of captured the public’s imagination in devastating style.
“He won a world title and everybody was talking about him. For me, he was one of the most exciting young heavyweights.
“However, he doesn’t get in my top ten because he just did not last the course.
“He was sodding around, drugging it and boozing, went to prison. He just didn’t do it for me.”
Tyson is the former undisputed heavyweight world champion
Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion at age 20 and unified all of the relevant titles two years later.
It all came crashing down when he lost to Buster Douglas in 1990 and from that point he was never quite the same.
“A lot of the fights that he had, he beat the guys before they got in the ring,” Warren explained. “He intimidated them.
“He was a street guy, most guys in boxing come from the streets, and he had the beating of them.
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“But he could never intimidate Evander Holyfield and he didn’t intimidate Buster Douglas.
“When I put him in with Danny Williams [in 2004] in the latter stages of his career, I said to Danny, ‘just tuck up for a couple of rounds. He’ll be like vintage Mike Tyson for a round or two rounds, then you’ll do a job on him.’ That is what he did.
“As a young man he was very, very exciting and you’ve always got those fights that you think about.
“At his best, would he have beaten Muhammad Ali at Ali’s best? They would always have been great fights.
“But I don’t think he would’ve beaten Sonny Liston, I don’t think he’d have beaten [prime] Larry Holmes, I don’t think he’d have beaten Ali, I don’t think he’d have beaten Joe Frazier and I certainly don’t think he’d have beaten George Foreman.”
Warren believes the great heavyweights of the 70s would have been too much for Tyson
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