British boxer Anthony Joshua sparked an interesting debate , giving his prediction for Muhammad Ali vs Mike Tyson in their prime.
Joshua ended up siding with ‘Iron’ Mike, claiming he had similarities to Joe Frazier.
However, a simple prediction will not do justice to the great skill-sets both fighters possess. Muhammad Ali and Tyson are a class of fighters that can’t be replicated.
It’s impossible to say who would win. But based on certain skill-sets and overall technique a prediction isn’t too far fetched.
Muhammad Ali – Analysis: The common argument from the old-school Ali fans is that he could quite literally float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. He managed to break almost every single orthodox boxing rule.
Despite his losses, Ali was a pioneer in the sport and his record of (56-5) proves just that. He managed to make a stellar comeback and retired at the very top.
Mike Tyson-Analysis: Fighting Mike Tyson was like fighting in hell itself for most boxers. His infamous death stare and the sadistic pleasure he derived from knocking-out his opponents was a sight to behold.
However, just like Ali, Tyson was beatable. Perhaps Tyson’s biggest downfall was his arrogance at his prime.
Prediction- Ali wins. Mike Tyson’s greatest chance would be to stop the fight in the early rounds. However, Ali’s chin and endurance would ensure that never happened.
Taking all things into consideration, our prediction is Ali will seal the victory with a 10th round knock-out.