Mike Tyson says he's the GOAT in Instagram photo, fans say you are great but Muhammad Ali is 'the GOAT'

He recently posted a picture on Instagram donning a T-shirt that reads GOAT and soon people started comparing him to the legend


                            Mike Tyson says he's the GOAT in Instagram photo, fans say you are great but Muhammad Ali is 'the GOAT'
Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali (Getty Images)

Mike Tyson is currently preparing for his boxing return against Roy Jones Jr on November 28, 2020. He might be busy, but Le Champion recently posted a picture on Instagram donning a T-shirt that reads GOAT, which means, "Greatest of all Time". 

As soon as the picture was posted, people started drawing comparisons with Muhammad Ali, as one of the users commented, "Sad thing is he’s not the GOAT, Ali is." On similar lines, another user commented, "U r the GOAT after MUHAMMAD ALI. No Cap," to which another replied, "that means he is not the goat, LOL." Another Muhammad Ali fan said, "Muhammad Ali will always be one of the best." Another user said, "Sorry, but I think the goat is Muhammad Ali," to which one of the Tyson fans replied, "Mike Tyson does too. Check your history on him saying so. He is the greatest alive," and "He is the new goat."

When another user slammed him saying, "Goat never crown himself #alithegoat," Tyson's fans came in support and said, "Check your history, Ali himself told Tyson that Tyson is the greatest. Which the clip and you will understand why he said it. Ali was a greater human being but boxing is a different story." Remembering George Forman's take on Tyson, another user commented, "Even George Forman said it himself when ask how would a fight with Mike Tyson turn out, 'Mike Tyson is a nightmare in the ring, that's a person you don't want to face'." And some even said, "Well he isn't the goat but he earned the right to say that he is." While some people even questioned and said, "How is Tyson the GOAT when he wasn't even the best heavyweight in his era?"

Tyson has not fought since June 2005, when he lost to Irish fighter Kevin McBride. Tyson has won gold medals at the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympic Games, defeating Joe Cortez in 1981 and Kelton Brown in 1982. He holds the Junior Olympic record for quickest knockout in 8 seconds. In 1988, Tyson became the lineal champion when he knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds. In 1987, Tyson added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker.

In June 1979, Ali announced his boxing retirement. According to Sport Casting, Ali amassed a 56-3 career record, won multiple world heavyweight championships and was considered by many to be the greatest boxer who ever lived. The previous year, he had beaten Leon Spinks to become the first three-time heavyweight champ in history but he was ready to be done. However, the retirement was short-lived as he agreed to fight undefeated WBC champion Larry Holmes on October 2, 1980, which many agreed was not a good idea. In several interviews, Tyson has revealed that he was a big fan of Ali. When Ali lost to Larry Holmes, Tyson was just 14 years old, when he said, "When I grow up, I’ll fight Holmes and I’ll get him back for you," as reported by Talk Sport. 

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