Originally Posted by itsa huge *****
tyson was a gd fighter...but he is the most over hyped hw of all time..dont give a **** what anyone says..
he was carefully matched and lost EVERY time he stepped up..
as long as your ***** didnt fall off before the fight you had a chance to beat him
You dont know the history behind it.
He lost because his life fell to pieces , not because of competition.
Cus's death, **** charges, falling out with Rooney, the Don King fiasco. People around him were exploiting him, not helping him. King had him partying at night and hanging out with sumos by day leading up to Douglas. He had no team anymore , he was told Douglas was a walkover and he didn't have to train and he didn't. It was so far gone that during the fight they were filling up rubber gloves with ice water to prevent sewlling because he had clowns all around him.
Its was clear in the ring all his great attributes had deteriorated. He was a shadow of what he used to be. On top of all that, he almost beat Douglas, who only beat the count by a fraction of a second. 2 years prior Douglas would not of stood a chance.