Look, Tyson didn't just knock him out cold or anything, he could have gotten up, but he knew that he had never been hit like that by anyone else and was smart enough to stay on his ass. When the curtain finally fell on Holmes' long and successful career, the Easton Assassin was flat on his back but still struggling to get up and face Mike Tyson once again. Mike Tyson vs. Larry Holmes, billed as "Heavyweight History", was a professional boxing match contested on January 22, 1988, for the WBA, WBC and IBF Heavyweight Championships. Tyson vs Holmes was an intriguing match-up, but it lacked mass appeal. He would win his next 5 fights before facing undefeated Olympic Gold Medalist Ray Mercer on 1992-02-07, Friday. There is no answer that allows you to live. The next morning, Cus was on the phone with Muhammad Ali after taking this shellacking from Holmes. I think young Tyson has all the tools to KO Holmes every time. Despite knocking Ali around the ring and being victimized by Mike Tyson, the now 70-year-old Holmes claims Ali would have had no problem defeating Iron Mike. I don't understand why anyone would expect Tyson to hit harder. by bollox » 14 Jul 2005, 13:46, Post But Larry Merchant, who interviewed him immediately after the fight as part of the telecast of the bout, said: "Larry Holmes was very generous in his praise of Tyson. He is scheduled to fight next on March 21 in Tokyo against Tony Tubbs. Through 50 previous fights, Holmes had been knocked off his feet on occasion, but this marked the first time that he was knocked out. On January 22, 2020 Throughout his career, Larry Holmes had been underestimated. Holyfield took steroids It would have been totally different against Holmes the champion who nearly equaled Rocky Marciano’s undefeated record. Holmes retreated, Tyson pursued.

"He made the same mistake back then," Tyson said. Larry Holmes may be one of the only people who I wouldn’t strap in a straight jacket for seriously suggesting that Mike Tyson in his prime would get systematically smacked around by anyone, even some of boxing’s greatest. Tyson pursued as his dazed quarry reeled about the ring, trying to regain his equilibrium, taking punch after punch. "Butch Lewis has to know that if the fight is made, he cannot be promoter or co-promoter," Cayton said. Tyson was snorting cocaine with Japaese hookers the night before the Douglas fight The degree of anticipation and excitement surprised even the organizers of the show, including Donald Trump.

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