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Mike Tyson Never Went Through Difficulty? Mixed Martial Artist Highly Praised by Joe Rogan Makes Strong Claim

Published 12/25/2022, 2:45 PM EST

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Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali are probably the biggest names in the sport of boxing. There have been champions but not like them. Their presence in the ring used to be one of the biggest occasions in sporting events across the globe. The duo fought in different eras, one was the phenomenon of the late 60s and 70s and the other emerged idolizing the former in the 80s. This is the reason they never met in the ring. Since the heydays of both are rated as unmatchable therefore people often raise a query that who would have won if both met in their prime.

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Of course, it is an opinion-based problem. Therefore, different people come up with different answers. Michael Jai White, who is widely considered a great Mixed martial artist has a very interesting take on this. He has earlier earned a lot of praise for his skills. Joe Rogan, the celebrated UFC commentator, and famous podcaster believe that this man has the perfect technique.


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No doubt, the man has a very good command over combat sports skills. He made his entire career in Hollywood on the basis of his mixed martial art skills. He played the role of ‘The Baddest Man on Planet’ in the famous movie ‘Tyson’ which shows the latter’s life. The 55-year-old is convinced that prime Tyson would have defeated Ali.

Let’s see how reasonable his take is on prime Mike Tyson vs Muhammad Ali.

Jai White knows about Tyson in detail. He has trained like Tyson and lived like Tyson on the screen and this is the reason he believes that prime ‘Iron’ Mike was the greatest fighter who ever stepped inside the ring.

“I think Mike Tyson is at the time like the most talented heavyweight ever I think he could have beat every heavyweight in his prime”, White said in an interview with VLAD TV.


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His take was followed by the interviewer’s remark, “I agree I think in his prime Tyson would have beaten Ali.”

Agreeing with him, White added, “Yeah, I think so as well yeah but the knock on it is that if whenever it became difficult for Tyson you never had that time where Tyson went through difficulty and came out the other side yeah right where because usually if it got difficult the match is over.”

Tyson’s prime did not last long. With fame came controversies and Tyson could not control that. He got derailed and was never the same again.


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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.