Tyson would have destroyed Holyfield

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  1. Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Jennifer Love Hewitt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If Tyson and Holyfield fought a third time it would have been a pretend fight were they agreed not to hurt each other like the Tyson vs Jones fight. Just a fun show for fans. Old man Tyson is humble enough to know the right thing to do in these exhibitions. He knows its just playing.

    Last night we had a MMA guy who felt like he needed to prove something, so he went in with full force. That's when these old guys would get hurt. When one of them thinks its a real fight.
     
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  2. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think it's a bit of both in the case of Holyfield unfortunately. I'd say "need" not wants a payday though. SMH
     
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  3. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    I'd forgotten how at the end of Holyfield 's career he was getting pasted by fringe player Tank Williams when he quit on his stool and somehow got an nc. Add another decade of deterioration and it's no surprise he is easy meat for a much younger guy with a point to prove. More fool him for agreeing to an opponent like that.
     
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  4. The Professor

    The Professor Socialist Ring Leader Staff Member

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    This is the bottom line. A third fight, had it happened, would have proven nothing. It's clear Holyfield, at nearly 60, has nothing left. Wow, that's a shocker.

    As someone who's about the same age as Evander, I can tell you there's a big difference between mid-50s and 60 for many of us. Although Tyson's "fight" was more of an exhibition, against a similarly aged opponent, those years do make a difference.
     
  5. latineg

    latineg user of dude wipes Full Member

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    totally disagree.

    its all mental.
     
  6. divac

    divac Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Have you people forgotten that Tyson-Jones was an exhibition?
    Had Tyson-Holyfield happened again and it still might at some point, that will be an exhibition where both fighters hold back.
    Glorified sparring session that goes no faster or harder than the weakest link of the two can handle at this point.
     
  7. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I actually bought that PPV. To this day it stands out as the worst PPV I've ever purchased. Evander claimed he couldn't see from a cut (that was barely visible), hence the no contest. That fight was shaping up to be a blowout.
     
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  8. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    Should have been a refund. He was taking too many from Williams that I recall and didn't like it. Had one more outing against Danish pastry Grandpa Nielsen.
     
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  9. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    His wife took loads of his earnings and he gambled a lot too.
     
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  10. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It was only like $19. Plus they had all of the celebrity impersonators performing :confused:
     
  11. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    Exellent point. Boxing s getting what it deserves at the moment.
     
  12. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tyson would have demolished Vitor too.

    Tyson's power and technique are still far superior to Vitor's.
     
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  13. ERNESTO DE VARONA

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  14. ERNESTO DE VARONA

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    jaaaajahahaha
     
  15. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It would mean nothing if Tyson beat Holyfield now, it would mean as much as Bob from down the road beating Bill from round the corner, all that counts is the actual fights what they had when they were still at the top of their game, it would prove nothing if they fought now