Brooklyn_teacher wrote:Tyson was already in a decline when he faced Douglas
And was not training aswell, gassed early in the fight, and was knocked down in sparring a few weeks before the fight
This goes to prove my comparison with Naseem! hamed was well in decline when he met Barrerra. he should have faced him after Steve Robinson but instead he fought Kelley. He didn't train for Barrerra at all and looked horrible in the small amount of sparring he did do. watch the documentary 'the Little Prince', it shows it all.
And Tyson was knocked silly by Douglas. watch the vid. He gets rocked repeatedly, responds with uppercuts from the outside - timing way off, vision affected, very likely already concussed - then Douglas smashes him with a wicked combination and Tyson goes down heavily with his head fishtailing all around from the shots he's taking as he falls. gets to his feet too late and he's falling into the ref as he does so. Any more 'silly' than that and it's Kostya v Zab silly.
Douglas started landing more after round 5 when Tyson started to tire more, but up to round 5 it was fairley even
Knocked silly as a KO i would agree with, but the fight overall no