Originally Posted by Relentless
i think you forget tyson wasn't really in the tournament, he lost his belt in 1996.
Which "tournament" are you referring to? There has been no heavyweight "tournament" in years. The last heavyweight unification fights were the Holyfield-Lewis fights. King kept Holyfield away from Lewis as long as he could, but it reached a point where it would have been financially foolish to prevent it any further. The Lewis-Holyfield fights were megafights, PPV hits, with huge financial benefits. He's willing to risk his cash cow losing a fight as long as he cashes out. It's all about risk-reward ratio