Originally Posted by Bonecrusher
Its a tough call, but I think that Benton and Duva would drill into Holyfields head the need to box and pick his spots. I know he lost his game plan and just threw down with Bowe, but Bowe was a fighter that Holyfield had sparred with and I truly believe that he never thought then that Bowe could have fought the way he did that night. So I think in that fight Holyfield was sure at some point he would break Bowe which he didn't.
True, he had sparred Bowe in the gym and Bowe quit, but he also had this bravado where he felt he had to prove he could stand with anyone regardless of their size and power. He did it with everyone, including old Foreman who he could have easily just boxed circles around if he chose to..
Tyson wasnt going to lay back either, he would be forcing the fight more than any other fighter Holyfield had faced. I would have loved for it to have come off before Tyson went to the clink, he was in training for the fight.