Originally Posted by lefthook31
Your comparing the first round. Holyfield hurt Cooper thats why he opened up a bit more but started off boxing in similar fashion. Foreman also managed to land pretty easily on Holyfield as did Cooper. Holy fought some very sloppy reckless rounds against Foreman later in the fight as he did against others, thats why they called him the warrior, he went to war, and going to war with a prime Tyson would have been his downfall.
Holyfield was badly hurt and almost stopped by a journeyman with a poor mans version of Tyson style.
I think he would have crushed Tyson. With all due respect, I think you're overrating Tyson by assuming Holyfield couldn't afford to do some
brawling with him. And the Bert Cooper fight is not
a good barometer, I believe Holyfield took him lightly.
We'll just have to agree to disagree.