Even though Tyson is one of the most famous boxers ever (he's likely only second to Muhammad Ali in terms of popularity), he barely cracked ESPN's list of the greatest 50 boxers of all time when the Worldwide Leader in Sports put the list together back in May 2011.
And in a piece defending the list, ESPN implied that some of their readers probably wouldn't be happy about his inclusion. "If one thing is guaranteed about this ESPN.com listing of the greatest 50 boxers of all time, it's that everyone who reads it will have an opinion," ESPN wrote before pointing out a series of questions readers might have, including one about Tyson. "Why is Mike Tyson in there at all?" Blasphemy!