Re: Prime for Prime-Evander Holyfidld vs Mike Tyson
BTW, Holyfield (pre-Lewis) could have went toe to toe with a prime Tyson. Why couldn't he? Tyson is at least 3" shorter and has a 6 1/2" shorter reach. The weight is similar.
Tyson is unable to lean on Holyfield and wear him down in the way that bigger fighters like Foreman, Bowe, and Lewis were able to do at times vs. Holyfield.
Tyson is also unable to keep Holyfield off of him with the jab. Holyfield would be able to fight on the outside vs. Tyson and take advantage of his longer reach.
Also, when Tyson gets on the inside he he would be unable to bully Holyfield because only a supersized HW is able to do this to Holyfield... Tyson has no leverage and little to no extra weight. Holyfield could also tie him up and push him off of him. Right after the push off... land a shot to the face. This ain't no tickling contest!
You must also remember that Holyfield is very durable. Holyfield brings one of the best HW chins to the ring ever.
Last edited by Hookie; 04-26-2010 at 11:01 AM.