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Mike Tyson Discusses His Emotional Reaction To Muhammad Ali Losing Against Larry Holmes

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Mike Tyson Discusses His Emotional Reaction To Muhammad Ali Losing Against Larry Holmes

Mike Tyson has revealed that Muhammad Ali's loss to Larry Holmes in 1980 made a teenage 'Iron Mike' cry.

Tyson recently sat down with rapper Snoop Dogg on his GGN News and the conversation came on to 'The Greatest'.

The 53-year-old has the upmost respect for Ali and he explained how he felt in the aftermath of the loss.

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"I was watching the fight and everyone in the studio stands up and goes 'Ali, Ali' cos' we all supported him.

"But then we had to watch Holmes beat the s**t outta him," to which Snoop replies "Is that because he was old?"

Tyson responds:

"Yeah, then we all start crying cos Ali got f**ked up."

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Snoop Dogg then asks if that's why Tyson 'beat the dog**it' out of Holmes when they fought in 1988 and he replied:

"Yeah, we were crying man."

The Ali discussion begins at 24:50 in the video.

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He then discusses his own fight with Holmes in and admits that he dominated the heavyweight title fight.

"Yeah I did do Larry dirty but Larry was a good fighter," he begins.

"Larry he was older, he was in the same situation Ali was, he was 38-years-old against me and Ali was 39-years-old against him.

"He was a 38-year-old fighting the me, the new guy who was 21."

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Tyson then explains that Holmes managed 'to do a number' on Ali in their fight and it left a huge impact on him.

"We were all crying and it was just a bad moment, I don't even wanna think about it f**k."

Tyson has always been vocal in his belief that Ali is the greatest boxer of all time and doubled down on the claim.

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Snoop asks who he thinks is the greatest fighter of all time and Tyson immediately replies 'Ali' before a quiet moment of reflection.

Who do you think is the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time?

Sound off in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: SnoopDogTV/YouTube & PA

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, muhammad ali

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