MMA and boxing.
Mike Tyson and not even close
stringtheory - Conor McGregor.
Biggest Conor fan in the world, but that's madness. Tyson and Ali are surely leagggggues ahead of him.
Oscar Dela Hoya
Arturo Gatti maybe? He always is willing to brawl,he'll bleed everywhere,and had crazy KO power. He's the perfect TV fighter
Surely Tyson or Ali
It's Mike Tyson. Or Floyd Mayweather
Yep Tyson is up there for sure.
Tyson. Too soon to consider McGregor.
The numbers don't lie...Money Mayweather.
JoejitsuMD - Mike Tyson and not even close
aarick161 - Tyson. Too soon to consider McGregor.
Why is it too soon?
De La Hoya & Mayweather, as far as $$$'s go
cause he's drawn one number.
Tyson for sure.
good list by Carson. Wasn't Gene Tunney also the first million dollar purse in boxing in the 1920s-30s?
I'm 30 years old and don't think I've ever brought up Ali, Tyson and a person not know who they are... Floyd's gotta be up there as far as boxing goes.
Jack Dempsey and Muhammed Ali were the most popular athletes of their time.
Ali was the most recognizable man in the world. He spoke like a poet and was a physical genius. Jack Dempsey was Tyson, but legit.
Carson's Corner radio show -
Depends on the market, I'd say by country -
England - Frank Bruno, Ricky Hatton, Sir Henry Cooper
Ireland - Barry McGuigan, Carl Frampton "The New Barry McGuigan"
Wales - Calzaghe, that thin guy who got killed in the ring in the black and white era
Scotland - Donnie Hood, Ricky Burns (distant 2nd)
France - Marcel Cerdan
Spain - Vega (Balrog)
Mexico - Canelo, Jorge Kahwagi, Oscar (also US)
Panama - Roberto Duran
Germany - Klitschkos, Dariusz Michalczewski, Sven Ottke, Schmeling, Marco Huck
Australia - Sonny Bill Williams
South Africa - Frans Botha
United Staets - Sugar Ray Robinson, Ali, Tyson, "The Fighting Marine" Jack Tunney, Max Baer (he marketed himself), Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Oscar again, "The Golden Greek" Jim Londos
Canada - David Lemieux
for canada I think you have to add GSP and possibly Lennox Lewis
GSP was gold in canada while on top