Re: What Fighter's Downfall Saddened You The Most?
In a way, Holyfield losing to fat James Toney was sad. To that point, I had never really been a Holy fan, but seeing him lose like that made me realise just how important to the division he had once been. I missed the days when you could always count on him rallying back and fighting hard. That night, he just looked old. At least he was dignified in defeat.
(Of course, the old man has continued since, but to me the Toney fight was his last hurrah.)
Seeing Joe Louis being nothing more than a shadow of his old self is always sad.
Ali's limp attempt against Holmes was equally sad...
Funnily enough, even as a Tyson fan I was not saddened when he started to lose consistently. When McBride beat him, I just felt relief that he was finally retiring.