Yeah people always just say that Tyson was not properly prepared that night, and that is true, but it's also shortchanging Douglas. Tyson put in a half assed effort in preparing for a few fights and still handled a good opponent easily, but Douglas was a fucking monster that night. Huge, a good athlete, technical skills were on point, fought smart and threw with authority the whole time, and psychologically he was just not going to be deterred from his mission no matter what. That night's version of Douglas might have fucked a 22 year old Tyson up. Hot take, but there it is.what about buster Douglas. The night he beat Tyson he looked like an animal. Skill, stamina, light on his feet and power.
I'll never forget either fights. Tyson ppv events were a huge deal for 10 year old me.Interesting that in an eight month span, Douglas turned in one of the greatest title fight efforts in boxing history, and also one of the worst.
you beat me to it...George Best?
in all honesty Lewis on his best day vs bowe on his absolute best (fysically AND mentally)Lennox Lewis is up there. At his prime, when focused and motivated by the right amount of "fear" around his opponent, I'd pick him to win more than he'd lose to Joe Louis and give Ali more than he could handle in his post suspension faze. Ali before the enforced layoff...still too good IMO, but Lewis would have been his toughest opponent.
I am not an expert on F1, but I guess Senna is a common shout.
Don't think Nadal would count. He's the best clay court player of all time and a contender for the GOAT in men's tennis.Tennis is Nadal. In Fed's shadow slightly, but injuries stopped him more than anything. When he was fit he was the best. Beating a prime Fed in 2008 on his favourite surface proved that.
I thought about him right as I opened the thread just now! From his reputation, he's the obvious pick from football so far as I'm aware.