George Foreman once admitted that he didn’t want any of Mike Tyson’s body parts because “that guy was a nightmare.”
Mike Tyson is largely considered to be one of the most feared boxers of all time. Despite his diminutive stature, he dominated a heavyweight boxing category with many boxers who towered over him.
Tyson fought in a number of memorable fights throughout his career, including fights against Trevor Berbick and Evander Holyfield. He never got the chance to fight boxing icon George Foreman, who is widely regarded as one of the best of all time.
Today, Foreman openly acknowledges that he never had a fight with Tyson because he “didn’t want any pieces of him.”
Mike Tyson was never George Foreman’s first choice for a fight.
Mike Tyson was paid $30 million for his ear-piercing fight with Evander Holyfield, but he spent $1.15 million of it in 90 minutes.
Tyson was a speedy, aggressive boxer noted for his devastating hitting power in his peak. Over the duration of his career, he only lost six fights and won 44 of them via knockout. Tyson’s frightening fighting style worried everyone in the boxing world, as Foreman admitted in a 2019 interview with ESPN.
“I refer to him as Mike Nightmare.” “In the ring, Tyson was a nightmare,” Foreman claimed. “I mean, seriously. He’d bite you if he missed you with his left and then with his right. That was something I didn’t want to be a part of. I wasn’t interested in him.”
He claims that Mike Tyson was also afraid of him.
Even though Foreman knew he didn’t want to fight Tyson in the ring, he also knew that Tyson was terrified of him for two reasons.
Foreman, who stood six feet four inches tall, stated, “I could really punch, and of course, I was an excellent at punching downward.” “My… This is a condensed version of the narrative. I hope you found it entertaining.