That may have been what Tyson WAS, but there were a lot of things that he wasn't. He didn't have the heart or the mentality to go a distance in a fight where he was taking a lot of shots or a situation where he felt like he was losing. No boxing "historian" would have lost to Buster Douglas the way he did. He didn't just lose by a fluke KO the way Lewis lost to Rahman, he was losing the fight in general. Getting outboxed by a guy who didn't fear him and then lost to a Holyfield that got beat by James Toney who was never a true HW... just a fat guy. Tyson's age and his "power" is what made him so popular. Had he been another guy who was in his late 20's or early 30's he wouldn't have been considered so special.