Mike Tyson: Foreman claims Muhammad Ali was scared to fight Iron Mike

Mike Tyson: Foreman claims Muhammad Ali was scared to fight Iron Mike

- Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali are regarded as the greatest boxers in history

- Both won most of their professional fights through knockouts during their active days

- George Foreman reveals that Ali told him facing Tyson was scary

Boxing legend late Muhammad Ali reportedly confessed that he could have lost if he had faced Mike Tyson in the rings.

Former heavyweight boxer George Foreman disclosed his conversation with the 'greatest' as reported by Daily Star.

The duo of Ali and Tyson are referred to by some quarters as the greatest of all time in boxing owing to their devastating records over the years.

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Ali who won 56 of 61 professional fights - 37 of which came through knockouts defeated Foreman in the historic Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire in 1974 and the 71-year-old revealed Ali’s views on Tyson.

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Speaking to Fiaz Rafiq for his brand new book, Muhammad Ali: The Life of a Legend, Foreman claimed that Ali was not so sure he could have beaten Tyson.

He said: "Muhammad Ali told me himself. I said to him, 'Do you think Tyson could beat anybody?'

"He said, 'Man, Tyson hits so hard.' "He felt Tyson hit harder than anyone he'd faced. "He told me once that he didn't have the confidence he could have beaten Mike Tyson."

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Ali hanged his gloves four years prior to that start of Tyson’s in 1985 and the youngest heavyweight champion recorded 50-6 record, losing his final four bouts as he clung on to his career.

The 53-year-old won 44 of his fights via knockouts and this is one of the reasons he was named the ‘Baddest Man On The Planet’ throughout his career.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Boxing promoter Brian Amatruda is ready to offer as much as $1 million to former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson to come out of retirement and fight either ex-rugby league players Barry Hall and Paul Gallen or All Blacks legend Sonny Williams.

The 53-year-old retired boxer has recently disclosed that he is ready to return into the ring as he has been training with MMA mastermind Rafael Cordeiro for a couple of weeks now.

Cordeiro who is the head coach at Kings MMA in California has stated that it will take another five months for Tyson to be in shape for a bout, however, an offer is already on the cards.

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