Originally Posted by Azzer85
He also made the same mistake against Holyfield in 96
He came in thought hed get Holy out of there within a couple of rounds, was huffing and puffing by round 4. Which explains why he wasnt able to follow up on Holy in round 5 when he DID hurt him.
He gets stopped, comes to the rematch in shape, hires Giachetti.
Tyson was lazy and over confident more than anything else, however when Tyson knew he had a fight on, he trained hard. Look at Tysons shape in the Ruddock fights, second Bruno fight and the second Holyfield fight, contrary to popular belief, i believe he trained hard for Lewis as well, he just didnt have it in him anymore.
Even against Spinks, Tyson apparently used to skip training to bring fear into himself, and then when he would train, he trained twice as hard.
Exactly. He also trained harder for his first 4 fights post prison than he did for Holyfield! Unbelievable. You could tell by his ring walk, his weight, his demeanor, he definitely took Holy lightly. He also looked svelt for Cliff Etienne right after the Lewis beatdown. He didn't want to embarrass himself again.