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Rare Muhammad Ali With ‘Young and Restless’ Mike Tyson Pic Goes Viral on the Net

Published 11/28/2022, 10:17 AM EST

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Muhammad Ali was one of Mike Tyson’s heroes and favourite fighters in boxing. Tyson idolized ‘The Greatest’ and never compared himself with Ali. Although Tyson admired and worshipped Muhammad Ali, he never wanted to be like him. Instead, the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ wanted to shape himself in the manner of Sonny Liston and Jack Dempsey. According to ‘Kid Dynamite’, Jack Dempsey and Sonny Liston had more relatable lives.

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However, Tyson sincerely loved Muhammad Ali. In fact, when Ali lost to Larry Holmes, Tyson was dejected and admitted him crying. In 1988, when Tyson faced Holmes at the Convention Center, Atlantic City, he avenged Ali’s loss with IBF World Heavy, WBA World Heavy (supervisor: James Binns), and WBC World Heavy (supervisor: Duane Ford) titles on the line.


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Recently, a photo went viral that featured Muhammad Ali and a joyous ‘Kid Dynamite’. Several fans took to Facebook and reacted to it. Here is what they are saying.

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In the picture that has gone viral, Mike Tyson is seen wearing a white cap, smiling with his hand around Ali. However, Ali seems to appear rather serious as he looks somewhere else away from ‘Kid Dynamite’.

One user said, “When you hear the word Boxing 🥊 You say, Muhammad Ali. It’s that Simple !”


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Another spoke about the relationship the two shared and how Tyson looked up to Ali. “Tyson respected Muhammad Ali like his elder brother and that’s great of Tyson .”

In a hilarious comment, one user said, “Ali is like “ who is this young and restless guy ?””

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However, one said, “Mike worshipped Ali, but Ali always had this “who are you look” on his face when he was around Mike….Or is it just me and my paranoia.”


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Meanwhile, one said, “They are two legends.”

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Finally, someone commented by saying, “Great Champions; Great Legend. Bless you all. Shalom.”


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What is your reaction to the picture of Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali? Let us know in the comments below.



Samrat Sardar

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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports and is currently a final year undergraduate student of English literature. A passionate content creator, he has been writing since his high school days, and possesses work experience as a commercial writer for companies such as WordsKraft among others. Samrat believes he fell in love with boxing the day he watched Vasiliy Lomachenko share the ring with Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Edited By: Ajinkya Aswale