George Foreman: I didn't want any part of Mike Tyson | Max on Boxing | ESPN 

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George Foreman joins Max on Boxing as he reflects on his historic career. Foreman says he understands what it takes to reinvent a career as he moved on from boxing and is now a salesman. Foreman weighs in on boxers today including Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. Foreman finishes by saying he never wanted to fight Mike Tyson who was a "monster" in the ring.
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Halo Energy Sword Community
Halo Energy Sword Community Пре 14 сати
Foreman predicted AJ v Ruiz 2!
deanodebo Пре 15 сати
George you’re the best!!!
jay Пре дан
what an interview. beautiful
Ravi Singh
Ravi Singh Пре 2 дана
Amen...Preacher, the best line of this interview
dion asumbra
dion asumbra Пре 3 дана
one of the best interview I've seen related to boxing!
Czarina Czar
Czarina Czar Пре 3 дана
It's a privilege to still have George Foreman with us today, 2021.
Alan West
Alan West Пре 4 дана
And I assure you Mike Tyson wanted no part of George Foreman.
Farhan Awan
Farhan Awan Пре 4 дана
The thing is, George Foreman was as much as what Tyson was in his prime, if not better (which can easily be argued in his favor). Both were the hardest hitters in all of Boxing history. But Foreman had the height advantage, for he was built like a tank, and he faced some supreme legendary opponents. Mike also faced some really tough heavyweights, but come on, Foreman fought in the toughest era, the golden age of boxing. Nevertheless, both Foreman and Tyson were two strongly built dudes, who were also technically sublime to watch.
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson Пре 3 дана
Foreman had a far better chin than tyson too. Thats why I think prime vs prime foreman beats tyson. Tyson will land punches on foreman no doubt, but foreman will take them. Foreman lands on tyson, tyson hits the deck and doesn't get up. Tyson has never got off the canvas to win a fight
Henry Lafontaine
Henry Lafontaine Пре 4 дана
Tyoson would of dropped him in the first round and he knows it.
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson Пре 3 дана
@Henry Lafontaine 5 KO losses says otherwise. Plenty of fighters went the distance with tyson, and he never once beat an elite fighter. Its easy to sleep fighters when they are bums, or 40 year olds that have been retired for 2 years. It's a different story against the elite. And against the elite, tyson lost every time
Henry Lafontaine
Henry Lafontaine Пре 3 дана
​@Alan Robinson He never had to fight off the mat for it mattered nothing how good a man's chin was with Tyson. If he hit your chin you went to sleep period. It also would not matter how Foreman chin is for he as well would of been done! The only way to win on the other end of Mike is to not get the livershot or a uppercut to connect.
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson Пре 3 дана
I doubt it. Foreman had one of the best chins in the business. Tyson didn't. They'd both land big bombs, but once tyson hit the canvas he ain't getting up again. Tyson never climbed off the canvas to win a fight, showing a complete lack of heart
Narayan Enz
Narayan Enz Пре 5 дана
Pops still looks like he‘s 45 and is still this articulate amazing!
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson Пре 3 дана
That's what happens when you had one of the best chins ever in the sport
Jory Feldman
Jory Feldman Пре 5 дана
Big George is one of the greatest. Top 5 hands down.
Jory Feldman
Jory Feldman Пре 3 дана
@Alan Robinson He was a killer 100%
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson Пре 3 дана
@Jory Feldman wow, no sugar Ray Robinson? My top 5 would be 1, Sugar Ray Robinson 2, Henry Armstrong 3, Joe Louis 4, Muhammad Ali 5, Roberto Duran
Jory Feldman
Jory Feldman Пре 3 дана
@Alan Robinson Agreed, my top 5: Muhammad Ali Joe Frazier Big George Sugar Ray Leonard Evander Holyfield.
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson Пре 3 дана
Easily top 5. Tysons not even top 10
Billy Callandrillo
Billy Callandrillo Пре 7 дана
I love George!!
Scott Napier
Scott Napier Пре 10 дана
When Big George beat Moorer for the Heavyweight championship, that is one of the greatest nights in the History of Sport! 🥊👑✌
Roger Parker
Roger Parker Пре 11 дана
Lets keep it real, Iron Mike Tyson was no DOUBT The best and BADEST Boxer on the PLANET. Iam 65 years old i have seen a lot of good fighters Ali Joe Frazer George Forman and many more. I have fight knowledge because i use to be a Karate man my self. Yes i have seen a lot of great fighters in my life, BUT no one was on Mike Tyson level, NO BODY. Mike Tyson has Thunder in his fist, and when he steped into the ring, he took care of buisness. No one had the Power that this man had, and he was FAST. Mike Tyson in my life time was the Greatest Boxer that i have ever seen, he was a Fighting machine for sure. THE BEST OF THE BEST.
The Information Bomber
The Information Bomber Пре 4 дана
I agree with you
Matthew Mclaughlin
Matthew Mclaughlin Пре 12 дана
Ah, back before Max became a Hawt Take artist like most of the other unwatchable cardboard cutouts on ESPN. Dude knows the sport; wish he’d go back to focusing on it more often.
Ray Smith
Ray Smith Пре 12 дана
Tyson would have decked him in 2.
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson Пре 3 дана
Doubt it. Foreman had arguably the best chin ever in boxing. And tyson never ever beat an elite fighter, his best win was against a 40 year old Holmes that had been retired for 2 years
worldlfree Пре 13 дана
I said to myself last week he would’ve beaten Mike in that time
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson Пре 3 дана
I agree. Foreman too strong and too good a chin for tyson to handle.
funkymunkyuk Пре 15 дана
George forman is a legend.
Charles Johnson
Charles Johnson Пре 15 дана
Charles luther Johnson . Had George fought Mike in early 90s . George would have busted up Mike's face real bad . Mike would have knots and lumps on his head !
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson Пре 3 дана
@The Information Bomber so who where these fearsome fighters tyson was fighting then? Carl Williams? Tony tucker? Donnie Long? Alex Stewart? Foreman might have been fighting bums, but so was tyson. Meanwhile in between knocking out Douglas to win the title Tyson lost to him and beating tyson, holyfield fought foreman, bowe 3 times, Ray mercer and Michael Moorer, again far better opponents than tyson fought so it appears your comment is BS not mine. Tyson lost to every elite fighter he faced. The only 1 he ever beat was a 40 year old Larry Holmes who had been retired for 2 years and took the fight for some easy cash
The Information Bomber
The Information Bomber Пре 3 дана
@Alan Robinson that's total BS it was holyfield and foreman who are fighting bums and meanwhile Tyson was tackling down real fearsome HW contenders both these guys knew when to avoid the smoke especially foreman who was a nobody in the 90s holyfield was another big cheater and overrated fighter good thing Tyson did Justice to the cheater no point in fighting cheaters
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson Пре 3 дана
@The Information Bomber that's not bs. Tyson spent the early 90s knocking out bums, never beat an elite fighter. Never fought anyone with foremans power, or his chin. Tyson would have hit the canvas and that would have been it
The Information Bomber
The Information Bomber Пре 4 дана
Thierry Marcellus
Thierry Marcellus Пре 15 дана
George Foreman, the gentle giant.... (Said no fighter ever)
Fugettaboutit Пре 16 дана
Most fortunate thing for George and for the most part Tyson is the they were able to maintain their mental faculties after boxing.
Nick X
Nick X Пре 17 дана
Yuzu Johnson
Yuzu Johnson Пре 17 дана
The barbarous advice univariately smell because energy eventually impress with a majestic bone. panicky, wrathful toad
Edward Kenny
Edward Kenny Пре 18 дана
Ultimate respect to George foreman
Liquidcadmus Пре 21 дан
George is the champion with the biggest heart in history
Juan stennett
Juan stennett Пре 21 дан
The cheap pancreas seemingly signal because juice consequentially pick onto a wasteful branch. misty, direful lettuce
Airmax90_king Пре 22 дана
Great interview
david smith
david smith Пре 22 дана
Dark_Khan 223
Dark_Khan 223 Пре 26 дана
I’m from Muhammad Ali’s city. That being said Ali forgive me lmao. Foreman is hands down my favorite boxer of all time. Also his grill is amazing still use it to this day.
Милко Тракиеца
Милко Тракиеца Пре 26 дана
God bless this man, he is the last of the great legends.
brogo ram
brogo ram Пре 29 дана
so george is not a fan of Manny?
R W Пре месец
Although the title is click bait I really enjoy Max when he interviews. He knows more about the guy hes interviewing than the guy he's interviewing!!
Mickey Stacks
Mickey Stacks Пре месец
I think George is just being humble. In his comeback in the 90s he was dead set on fighting Mike Tyson and it almost happened. There’s a lot of rumors as to why it didn’t happen though. I’ve heard Don King pulled Mike out of that fight but I also heard it was because Mike got sent to prison before they had a chance to finalize the fight. Would have been a good fight. Both men had a style for fighting each other
I Am King
I Am King Пре месец
George Foreman is the most pathetic and self-depreciating athlete and boxer.
sam eid
sam eid Пре месец
I admire this guy for his humbleness and honesty! Wow. He can say whatever he likes we would believe him. But he still said the truth. 👌
jgatchal jgatchal
jgatchal jgatchal Пре месец
Living clean pays off. He stopped aging at 40.
screencapped Пре месец
I whooped George a few years back in private fight like Apollo and Rocky at the end of Rocky 3.
E C Пре месец
George is a good man, that inspires every man, that through God anything is possible. Thank you Jesus, for using George.
Fire Water
Fire Water Пре месец
Obviously Foreman was old when Tyson was in his prime, so of course he'd be worried about facing Tyson. But prime '70s Foreman would've eaten prime '80s Tyson for breakfast. Holyfield said old Foreman hit harder than Tyson, so just imagine how much harder a young prime Foreman hit.
The Information Bomber
The Information Bomber Пре 4 дана
Eaten ? Naah no one eats a prime Mike Mike ears everyone just ask holyfield
Linda Kahv
Linda Kahv Пре месец
The aloof powder classically thank because ton psychologically pinch before a damaging cherry. rural, brainy weight
tim robbins
tim robbins Пре месец
An American icon. I love George Foreman.
Googlar Пре месец
"Height doesn't make you a good fighter" "size has got nothin to do with it" uhhhhhhhhhhh NO. Size isn't everything, obviously, but it matters a LOT. There's a reason we have weight classes! Just wait until we have a guy who's 300 lbs, who's athletic and fast, and who takes their training seriously, under a good trainer. You could put a guy like that into a world championship bout with their first match, and they'd probably win.
fhatheadproductions Пре месец
Old Foreman beats Tyson all day everyday. Prime Foreman makes him his butler. No contest.
The Information Bomber
The Information Bomber Пре 4 дана
Biggest BS ever
Roman Angel
Roman Angel Пре месец
Gorge Foreman God bless you
Snake Ward
Snake Ward Пре месец
Who is afraid of who? When you wake up from a Mike Tyson nightmare thanking God it was only a dream...then you know who is afraid of who.
Life Never Ends
Life Never Ends Пре месец
Of course you did not! Mike would split you into too many pieces.
58manoa Пре месец
vincent barbeaux
vincent barbeaux Пре месец
After Evander fought George, he said he, "felt he was going to die that day in the ring", and resorted to even illegal elbows to the chin of George that would have wiped the jaw off of most men. I was watching it live and I thought, could Evander be this desperate, not just to win but survive ?
vincent barbeaux
vincent barbeaux Пре месец
I was alive and listening and continuously hearing George Foreman's team trying everything they could to get a fight for Foreman with Mike Tyson.
Anthony Houchin
Anthony Houchin Пре месец
Iron Mike wasn't scared of him! Lmfao!!!!!! Mike would have mopped the ring with him!
Wake Up
Wake Up Пре месец
George Foreman never talks bad about anybody. Respect
Prince Pompadour
Prince Pompadour Пре месец
Foreman was also scared of Frazier...we all know how that went
kickitski flamboyant
kickitski flamboyant Пре месец
Lol foreman's dreaming, talk about being clueless, tyson would've disposed of him easily and would've been happy to do so.
steve cork
steve cork Пре месец
U got hirpys on ur lip
surabhi vijaya
surabhi vijaya Пре месец
After Tyson I loke Formen and Ali
Kenneth Whitelow
Kenneth Whitelow Пре месец
If Mike would've had cus he would retired undefeated 4 👍
The Information Bomber
The Information Bomber Пре 4 дана
Agree though
Kenneth Whitelow
Kenneth Whitelow Пре месец
He was a beast!!!!
clearlyalunhead Пре месец
George did want this fight, he is only saying this out of humble ness He called Mike out multiple times back in the 90's and 80's but Tyson ducked him
The Information Bomber
The Information Bomber Пре 4 дана
@Riccardo Verdeccia Sr BS Tyson would have destroyed George back in the 90s
The Information Bomber
The Information Bomber Пре 4 дана
@Frederick French Tyson would have wrecked old George anytime
R. A.
R. A. Пре 10 дана
@Frederick French george's style is meant to pummel shorter fighters
Frederick French
Frederick French Пре месец
Im pretty sure George wanted that fight only after Tyson lost to buster and therefore called him out in the 90s, not to mention that Tyson was still the face of boxing at that time. George wanted that Tyson Payday
Riccardo Verdeccia Sr
Riccardo Verdeccia Sr Пре месец
Iron Mike knew best that the O'l lion was still very dangerous, I admire Tyson and respect him for not taking that fight.
Floodwaters Пре месец
The spell from boxing in his prime done him wonders health wise.. his speech is still perfect.
Dr. D. Evidence
Dr. D. Evidence Пре месец
How -- I say, HOW can anybody in this world NOT like Big George Foreman? C'mon, let's be real. 🧐
Aditya Thakur
Aditya Thakur Пре месец
Think about tht Forman use hi techniques more in his prime and depends on his power less Like when he was olmpiyan gold medallist
Errol Flynn
Errol Flynn Пре месец
George foreman was the original school yard bully that took everyone’s lunch money. 💵 🤕 🥊
K B Пре месец
I love you George amazing man
Scott H
Scott H Пре месец
Foreman is such a class act... a quality so lacking in so many professional athletes.
Alan Griffin
Alan Griffin Пре месец
I love these two so much. Both extremely infectious in their enthusiasm. And love how much Max is fanboying
Arjun Bhaumik
Arjun Bhaumik Пре месец
Big George was a bully in the ring absolutely unbelievable..
dark jedi master
dark jedi master Пре месец
In a sport where young men falls fear the old man standing
Paul Revere
Paul Revere Пре месец
George is lying here. He didn’t fear Tyson at all, he’s just being humble
The Information Bomber
The Information Bomber Пре 3 дана
@Adnan Hashmi Tyson was 19 too and tilis was in pretty good shape did you even watch that fight ?
Adnan Hashmi
Adnan Hashmi Пре 4 дана
@The Information Bomber shavers was way past his prime and old when tillis met him and when tillis met tyson tillis was past his prime and tyson was way younger look at the age gap between tyson and tillis
The Information Bomber
The Information Bomber Пре 4 дана
@Adnan Hashmi yet he beat shavers and lost to tyson
Adnan Hashmi
Adnan Hashmi Пре месец
@RussDaBrodie! James tillis fought mike tyson and earnie shavers both and he said earnie shavers hits much much harder than tyson
Drago Пре месец
@RussDaBrodie! George literally called out Tyson in several occasions, on interviews or tv shows
Alexia Gallagher
Alexia Gallagher Пре месец
The hallowed cowbell connolly live because hydrant alternately muddle during a flippant october. steadfast, ugliest book
David Jarrett
David Jarrett Пре месец
Love George Foreman
Tim Bolland
Tim Bolland Пре месец
If Foreman said this then he was just being humble. There’s just no way a prime Foreman loses to any form of Tyson. Tyson historically had tough fights with big guys, whether they were scrubs or average skilled, so he’d get maimed by George....
The Ancient One
The Ancient One Пре 22 дана
@MemerCat Not as erratic as Frazier. Changes his stance a lot too in comparison. Peek-a-boo style was definitely different
MemerCat Пре месец
@Frederick French prime tyson is just like joe frazier, foreman wouldve destroyed tyson
Frederick French
Frederick French Пре месец
What do you mean he had tough times with "Big guys" pretty much everyone he fought was bigger than him and he still Ko'd the majority of them. And i do think Mike could win against prime Foreman if it is prime Tyson 1986-1988
Ruben Aerts
Ruben Aerts Пре месец
A prime George Foreman would have bounced Tyson trough the ring just like he did with Frazier. Not that he is better, but styles make a fight and Tyson was tailermade for him.
Louis Wells
Louis Wells Пре месец
Ali in his prime Vrs Tyson in his prime! I say Ali! Stick and move! I Think Forman could knock out Tyson. Ali was faster than anyone Tyson experienced!!!
The Information Bomber
The Information Bomber Пре 4 дана
Nope Tyson kos Ali
Yang Asik-asik
Yang Asik-asik Пре месец
George foreman hate Don King so much!!!
Tehui Пре месец
I just re-watched Foreman's fight with Ron Lyle. I'm surprised both brothers managed to live after the fight as long as they did.
Henrique Scarpa
Henrique Scarpa Пре месец
For me, the greatest boxer of all times.
rolly Пре месец
max is satisfying to watch when he talks boxing
istt Пре 2 месеца
One of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. What a shame he decided to stop boxing after losing to Ali for so many years. He would have been the most dominating fighter in the history of the sport. He was that good.
GuessWho Martin
GuessWho Martin Пре 2 месеца
Mike Tyson was a true Champion, Loved and respected by millions around the world.
tim furey
tim furey Пре 2 месеца
Max "The Wokest" Kellerman
Islami Salami
Islami Salami Пре 2 месеца
Great boxer great businessman
Your Neighbor
Your Neighbor Пре 2 месеца
Foreman had plenty of power in his punches in his second career. Probably even more power! He didn’t always use it. Watch Foreman vs Cooney!
Doey Jiaz
Doey Jiaz Пре 2 месеца
Max used to be a rapper
Steve Codwell
Steve Codwell Пре 2 месеца
Foreman is the best ambassador the sport has today.
Mark Giardina
Mark Giardina Пре 2 месеца
When Foreman was young, he tried to emulate Sonny Liston with that mean stare. Now that he's older he transformed into a likeable person.
warren3427 Пре 2 месеца
Foreman, Ali, Moore, Tyson, Frazier, Bugner, Cooney, Young---there aint nobody now
tt o
tt o Пре 2 месеца
The lame copy encouragingly rub because street conceptually colour pace a faded cockroach. healthy, elfin antarctica
stan money
stan money Пре 2 месеца
Then why you said you wanted to fight him in the Astrodome in your hometown! I heard you say it on the Asrsenio hall show!
Jerry P
Jerry P Пре 2 месеца
I think the reverse was true as well.
J K Пре 2 месеца
Mike Tyson if still had Cus as his coach would have been more controlled and unstoppable! Also, Ali told Foreman not to fight Tyson - he would get destroyed.
VTRN Jokr Пре 2 месеца
Tyson would have killed him. Tyson was the strongest heavyweight and wouldn’t have ever lost a fight don king ruined everything for Mike. Mike was the youngest heavyweight champion, if his mentor was around longer and was able to keep Mike on the straight and narrow I think his career would have had 0 losses. His biggest mistake was coming back after he lost love for the sport but a guys gotta do what he’s gotta do
Nino Brown
Nino Brown Пре 2 месеца
Tyson is the most physically gifted heavyweight of all time. There has never been a more explosive fighter. a 1985-1988 Tyson would have destroyed anyone of the same age range from any era including Foreman. Unfortunately Foreman would have schooled him in his prime considering Tysons regression.
Ike_of_the_Greil_Mercenaries Пре 2 месеца
Max is like a kid in a candy store.
Johnson Ugoji
Johnson Ugoji Пре 2 месеца
Pam pam hold. That's exactly what AJ did. George is a master of the game
Jared McMillan
Jared McMillan Пре 2 месеца
Tyson would have won a decision over Foreman. But Would not have Ko'd him.
H. C
H. C Пре 2 месеца
About Tyson timestamp at 14:45
Beyti Bilgec
Beyti Bilgec Пре 2 месеца
Great boxers mr G Foreman 🥊👍
Joey Karate
Joey Karate Пре 2 месеца
Tyson wanted no part of big George.
Rogue dr3amerrr
Rogue dr3amerrr Пре 2 месеца
My mom has a foreman grill lol 💀
Cassius HK
Cassius HK Пре 2 месеца
George Foreman in his prime would have obliterated Tyson. Like Foreman mentions here, his style was custom made to fight guys like Tyson. 90's Foreman... I'm not sure. He had slowed down by then.
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