Mike Tyson v Evander Holyfield I

The first and very eagerly anticipated fight between champion Mike Tyson and Challenger Evander Holyfield. Almost everybody thought Holyfield would be destroyed in this fight because he was believed to be finished. Tyson had his aura of invincibility back and seemed more unbeatable than before following his three years in jail. He can be forgiven for taking the fight a little lightly considering Holyfield’s recent health issues and poor performances. He’d been stopped by Riddick Bowe and looked like he had nothing left to give to the sport of boxing. Never write off a warrior like Evander. Ring magazine fight of the year in 1996.

Mike Tyson v Evander Holyfield I

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