Originally Posted by finalfight
Just a reminder to that Iron Mike Tyson got battered in sparring before the Buster Douglas fight. Keep telling yourselves that 'sparring don't mean ****'.
Tyson messed himself up because he brought in the same nonchalant attitude he had in sparring into his pro fight with Douglas and payed for it. Fighter's are suppose to give about 45-50% effort during sparring and 100% with the actual pro fight. Tyson gave 40% in his fight with Douglas because he thought everything would just come to him and he could so far up he could only go down.