Did Evander Holyfield Provide Any Specific Insights Into How Mike Tyson Would Defeat James Toney?


Evander Holyfield is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters of all time, and has shared the ring with some of the iconic names in the history of boxing.

Two names right at the top of the list are Mike Tyson and James Toney, who were both considered amongst the best fighters in the world at one point or another.

However, despite the accolades of both men, Holyfield was of little doubt which one of them would have emerged victorious if they ever met in a ring.


“Of course, Mike would have killed him! When Mike realises he can hit you, he’s going to get you out of there.”

“When he hit me, I knew he had that power on the punch. Mike will clean you up.”

Many felt Tyson was invincible in his prime years in the late 1980s, when he became undisputed heavyweight world champion aged just 21.


Despite still holding the record for the youngest heavyweight world champion in the history of the sport there is still a lingering view that somehow Tyson failed to fulfil his potential, due to the derailing of his career by a jail stint in the first half of the 1990s, which were still some of his prime years.

Tyson was last seen under the lights in an exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr, and although he has no immediate plans to return, he hasn’t entirely ruled one last dance out.

Toney was another fighter who, despite his increidble achievements, many felt could potentially have been even better, had he dedicated hismelf fully to the sport.

Freddie Roach described ‘Lights Out’ as the most naturally talented boxer he has ever worked with.


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