Check out the reasons why Evander Holyfield is in the upper door of the match against Mike Tyson.
Temporarily ignore the previous confrontation achievements, also temporarily forget that they are legends. If Holyfield is in a match with Mike Tyson, the win of the “Real Deal” will be much higher for the following reasons.
Bodybuilding, fighting style counteract each other
First, the biggest difference is the fitness between the two boxers. Evander Holyfield is 189cm tall and Mike Tyson is 178cm tall. The next problem that can cause trouble for Mike Tyson is in the fighting style.
With “Mike Steel” he is the type of boxer to actively attack, forcing the opponent to change their attacks so that he takes advantage of his strength to win. Meanwhile, Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield is an excellent counter boxer.
Evander Holyfield is an excellent boxer counter
If this alone, all advantages seem to favor Evander Holyfield. First, as a boxer, Holyfield with a higher arm span and higher body strength helped him to hold the advantage in distance. Besides, the counter counter is the fighting style depending on the tricks and feelings.
At the age of Pentecost, when factors such as physical strength, speed, were affected, the boxers only had short-term strength of muscles, superficial experience and sensation. Mike Tyson’s card is a physical force, speed does not seem to be a concern anymore.
Mike Tyson is a boxer who uses combo, strength, speed to hold down and create attack loopholes.
Holyfield was different, although his speed and physical strength were affected, but the flexible playing style of the young Holyfield’s mind helped him build a huge “trick”. This is also the advantage of boxers who play counter when facing younger boxing fighters.
Since his retirement, Mike Tyson has almost quit training. He also once admitted to hating boxing so much that he did not dare to go to the gym for fear of meeting himself in his youth.
Meanwhile, although Holyfield is as bankrupt as Mike Tyson, but because he has no opportunity to participate in television shows, the only job that helps him overcome the crisis is to be a sparring partner with young rivals.
The young boxers, rising stars will pay Holyfield to practice with him. Thanks to that, Holyfield’s physical strength, strength as well as feeling and a variety of other scouting skills are still sharpened. After all, if the rematch, Mike Tyson’s victory was really limited against Evander Holyfield.