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The reasons Holyfield may win over Mike Tyson despite being older

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.

Fighting experience

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.



In 2019, boxing legendary Mike Tyson turned 53 years old and in this post, we talk about the most legendary peels of this amazing warrior.

Combat vs Don Halpin 

This was Mike’s third fight on May 23, 1985 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, in New York which he won KO at 1:04 in round 4 of 6.

Combat vs Michael Johnson

Mike jostle against his eighth bout as a professional boxer with the numbers of his rival were not as impressive as him. Johnson was presented with 11-5, 8 KO’s and in the first moments, he received a good hook to the neck by Tyson that hurt him strongly. Tyson stopped a few moments for his rival to recover but few seconds later Mike gave a sudden right and thus finish the fight in the first round. This fight was organized at the Atlantis Hotel Casino in New Jersey.

Combat vs Lorenzo Boyd

Combat on July 11, 1986 and became Tyson’s 24th consecutive victory. Ty won in the second round due to Boyd’s ineffective defense which gave Tyson a chance to put a liver so strong that blow to the face and culminating the fight.

Combat vs Larry Holmes

Got a real fight from one of the toughest boxers in history, the fight happened on January 22, 1988 in the convention hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Larry needed to recover the winning title, so he face a young star like Mike who gave a strong and aggressive fight that would culminate in the 4 round after he walked for the third time provoking the completion.

Combat vs Michael Spinks

The June 27, 1988 became the historic date for Tyson’s career because it was his last night of glory before his boxing fight with Michael Spinks which fans and journalists predicted a negative result for Mike. However, the result amaze all when Ty took 91 seconds to defeat the champion with the right that characterizes him.