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Mike Tyson considering a fight with Evander Hollyfield!?

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June 25, 2019 / By Vortigern
Question: Okay, I don't care if Mike is washed up. I want to see this! If Roy Jones Jr. and BHop can do it, why can't Mike? http://sports.yahoo.com/box/news;_ylt=Au...
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Royce Royce | 4 days ago
There have been rumors of a third Holyfield-Tyson bout ever since Tyson got re-licensed after biting off Holyfield's ear in their rematch but that's all they've ever turned out to be- rumors. Nothing is impossible and Tyson DID get back into shape (on a vegan diet) and he DOES need money but I highly doubt that he's going to come out of retirement to fight anyone let alone fight Holyfield for a third time. I think that Tyson's last fight in which he quit on his stool against the club fighter, Kevin McBride showed us all we need to see to know that Tyson just doesn't have it anymore no matter how much we want him to still be the "Iron Mike" from the 1980s- it's just not gonna happen and people need to stop kidding themselves that it will. Tyson even stated after the McBride bout that his heart hasn't been in the sport since 1990 and I think that the first 2 fights with Holyfield also showed us that Holyfield is simply the superior fighter and would always win if they were to fight again. Tyson had every reason to win the first bout- he was the defending champion, he had a great training camp, Holyfield was 2-2 in his past 4 bouts and was simply thought to be too small as well as damaged goods but he dominated Tyson in the first fight and stopped him in the 11th round. Then, in the rematch, Holyfield was once again showing his superiority before Tyson got frustrated and bit off his ear to get himself disqualified and he claimed that Holyfield's headbutts were impairing him but Tyson stated years later that he also was butting Holyfield, it's just that Tyson was getting the worst of it because Holyfield wasn't complaining about it, he was simply doing the same thing to Tyson. The comparison to Hopkins and Jones has some merit but they are really completely different cases. In the case of Tyson and Holyfield, Tyson went on to gradually decline all the way up until he retired in 2005 but Holyfield stayed active, lost to Lennox Lewis but he managed to become the first to ever win the heavyweight title 4 times and after losing the title, he's had mixed results but on the whole he's still looked at as a viable (if not threatening) heavyweight. Sure, Holyfield has declined and is a shell of himself but he's been active and at 47, he's got a lot more left in the tank than Tyson does at 44. Neither have the reflexes and the ability that they once had but the difference between the two is that Holyfield still has the burning desire to become heavyweight champion again (and almost managed to do so in 2008) whereas Tyson publicly stated that his heart hasn't been in the sport since 1990. With Hopkins and Jones, both stayed active after the first fight and both went on to bigger things although Hopkins clearly outlasted Jones despite being older- Hopkins was still seen as an elite-level fighter before the rematch whereas Jones was considered a complete shell of himself. Jones was considered better when he was at his peak but by the time the rematch occurred, he had fallen from the mountaintop similarly to Tyson but the difference was that Jones stayed active and never quit against club fighters like Tyson did at the end of his career. And then you always get a whole bunch of people saying that "if George Foreman could do it, so could Tyson" but what those people fail to mention is that Foreman had made his comeback YEARS before he actually won the title and he failed twice before actually winning it and when he did win it, he was losing badly before catching Michael Moorer with a murderous right hand. As far as an actual third fight goes, I have no doubt in my mind that Holyfield would once again stop Tyson if they were to have a third fight but I don't think that they ever will have a third fight- despite how faded Holyfield is and despite him being older than Tyson, he's got MUCH more left than Mike does at this stage of his career because at the very least, he's been active in recent years whereas Tyson hasn't fought since quitting against McBride in 2005. There is no reason for Mike to come back and delay his induction into the Hall of Fame because he deserves to be enshrined there at the soonest moment possible and if he came back for a fight with Holyfield, all it would do is serve to delay his induction because even if he did beat Holyfield (which wouldn't happen), what will that get him? I can guarantee you that he's not going to get a shot at the Klitschko brothers or David Haye, so it's really just pointless for Tyson to come back and get beat up and have to wait another 5 whole years to be enshrined with the other all-time greats because he deserves the attention that will come along with him finally getting to the Hall of Fame.
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Royce Originally Answered: Mike Tyson considering a fight with Evander Hollyfield!?
There have been rumors of a third Holyfield-Tyson bout ever since Tyson got re-licensed after biting off Holyfield's ear in their rematch but that's all they've ever turned out to be- rumors. Nothing is impossible and Tyson DID get back into shape (on a vegan diet) and he DOES need money but I highly doubt that he's going to come out of retirement to fight anyone let alone fight Holyfield for a third time. I think that Tyson's last fight in which he quit on his stool against the club fighter, Kevin McBride showed us all we need to see to know that Tyson just doesn't have it anymore no matter how much we want him to still be the "Iron Mike" from the 1980s- it's just not gonna happen and people need to stop kidding themselves that it will. Tyson even stated after the McBride bout that his heart hasn't been in the sport since 1990 and I think that the first 2 fights with Holyfield also showed us that Holyfield is simply the superior fighter and would always win if they were to fight again. Tyson had every reason to win the first bout- he was the defending champion, he had a great training camp, Holyfield was 2-2 in his past 4 bouts and was simply thought to be too small as well as damaged goods but he dominated Tyson in the first fight and stopped him in the 11th round. Then, in the rematch, Holyfield was once again showing his superiority before Tyson got frustrated and bit off his ear to get himself disqualified and he claimed that Holyfield's headbutts were impairing him but Tyson stated years later that he also was butting Holyfield, it's just that Tyson was getting the worst of it because Holyfield wasn't complaining about it, he was simply doing the same thing to Tyson. The comparison to Hopkins and Jones has some merit but they are really completely different cases. In the case of Tyson and Holyfield, Tyson went on to gradually decline all the way up until he retired in 2005 but Holyfield stayed active, lost to Lennox Lewis but he managed to become the first to ever win the heavyweight title 4 times and after losing the title, he's had mixed results but on the whole he's still looked at as a viable (if not threatening) heavyweight. Sure, Holyfield has declined and is a shell of himself but he's been active and at 47, he's got a lot more left in the tank than Tyson does at 44. Neither have the reflexes and the ability that they once had but the difference between the two is that Holyfield still has the burning desire to become heavyweight champion again (and almost managed to do so in 2008) whereas Tyson publicly stated that his heart hasn't been in the sport since 1990. With Hopkins and Jones, both stayed active after the first fight and both went on to bigger things although Hopkins clearly outlasted Jones despite being older- Hopkins was still seen as an elite-level fighter before the rematch whereas Jones was considered a complete shell of himself. Jones was considered better when he was at his peak but by the time the rematch occurred, he had fallen from the mountaintop similarly to Tyson but the difference was that Jones stayed active and never quit against club fighters like Tyson did at the end of his career. And then you always get a whole bunch of people saying that "if George Foreman could do it, so could Tyson" but what those people fail to mention is that Foreman had made his comeback YEARS before he actually won the title and he failed twice before actually winning it and when he did win it, he was losing badly before catching Michael Moorer with a murderous right hand. As far as an actual third fight goes, I have no doubt in my mind that Holyfield would once again stop Tyson if they were to have a third fight but I don't think that they ever will have a third fight- despite how faded Holyfield is and despite him being older than Tyson, he's got MUCH more left than Mike does at this stage of his career because at the very least, he's been active in recent years whereas Tyson hasn't fought since quitting against McBride in 2005. There is no reason for Mike to come back and delay his induction into the Hall of Fame because he deserves to be enshrined there at the soonest moment possible and if he came back for a fight with Holyfield, all it would do is serve to delay his induction because even if he did beat Holyfield (which wouldn't happen), what will that get him? I can guarantee you that he's not going to get a shot at the Klitschko brothers or David Haye, so it's really just pointless for Tyson to come back and get beat up and have to wait another 5 whole years to be enshrined with the other all-time greats because he deserves the attention that will come along with him finally getting to the Hall of Fame.

Moriarty Moriarty
Hands down, Iron Mike is da MAN, or was the was the man back in the day but has not fought in years. He knows he's done. Deep down, we (real boxing fans) know he's done. And no one wants to see a heavyweight great like Tyson take a another beat down. Tyson could not beat Hollyfield back then, and he for sure will not beat him now. Plus, have you seen Hollyfield fight lately? He's hard to watch, and can barely get a combination off anymore. And when he does throw something his reflexes are so shot he hits nothing but air! I wouldn't want to pay any amount of money to see two hella old guys throw a combined 30 punches a round. Would you?
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Keenan Keenan
If the public is willing to pay, as it will be most certainly a PPV event. No promoter would let this one go for free. Two washed up, former champions, who want to show closing in some way and of course earn some $$$$$$$. Goes to show you the boxing public will buy anything. Definitely, the SENIORS TOUR. I saw Tyson in Vegas about 3 years ago, going through the motions at the Aladdin Hotel, with his pay Jeff Fenech. He never looked so bored and embarrassed in his whole life. All to make a buck. WHY NOT ????????????????????
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Hengist Hengist
I am a huge fan of Mike Tyson. With Roberto Duran, he is my favorite boxer ever. But both Tyson and Holyfield are pass their prime so it would be an even match except Mike Tyson has gained so much weight and Holyfield looks like in a much better shape.
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Elisha Elisha
I respect tyson (to a certain extent), and was actually happy when i first read this thread, until i realised that Mike Tyson is 43? . . . . . . Are you serious, your going to fight at the age of 43, that is ludicrous haha. 43........ Madness, dont get me wrong, i know George Foreman was fighting at the age of, 45, but.... even that was stupid. They say, its the thing that loves you that kills you. but i think its fame and fortune :D Everyone wants to always be the best! Thanks
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Elisha Originally Answered: how to put on weight - for a fight?
Two ideas for you. One, drop weight to the class just under you, you'll carry your power if it is just a few kgs of a drop. The other is to compete a few kgs higher, but staying at your natural weight. When Floyd Mayweather embarrassed De La Hoya, he came in at 150lbs when the limit was 154lbs. Roy Jones Jr. gave up over 35lbs when he embarrassed John Ruiz. You don't need the weight gain, let your body do what it wants and you will perform better. PS, you are the first female I ever heard of who wants to put on weight.

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