Originally Posted by salty trunks
Well just like it was hard to tell what Tyson really had left facing McNeeley the same could be said for Ruddock. As Ruddock stepped up his competition he didnt look so great. Remember Lewis was pretty raw during this time and he looked pretty dreadful against Morrison too. Tyson also got progressively worse looking, as he faed better foes. Its safe to say Ruddock is telling the truth when he said Tyson took most of what he had left.
I don't get the analogy. Tyson blew out McNeely because he wasn't ruined. He was still an elite HW and proved to be so, by unifying the titles within the year.
Botha is a rusty fighter who might be slipping. Now Tyson/Nielsen and Tyson/Lewis..that is a "past prime" fighter. And Tyson/McBride..that is a "ruined" fighter.