Gooners though, you cant just say hed been in some tough fights so was clearly further into a decline that tyson
becuase thats not what happened is it? I mean its a theory, and people in 1996 thought it was the case, then they were proved wrong.
He beat tyson, then was beating him again in the rematch and frustrated him into getting disqualified, then had another series of title fights for years afterward
Whether i think Holyfield was further gone or not he definitely did not have more left than Mike, when they fought.
His record after the Tyson fight is reflective of how past his prime he was because he should of lost to Lewis twice and should never have beaten Ruiz the first 1st time, Ruiz clearly won the fight, Holyfield got dropped in the 2nd fight and then not long after the draw with Ruiz he was getting a Boxing lesson from Byrd, Toney, Donald.