I hate this moment. I grew up watching Tyson and he was so good and such a beast I liked him smashing dudes so much. i thought he waa unbeatable. Then buster happened and I couldn't believe it. It was then that I realized that in boxing nothing was a sure thing. As I grew over the years the sting has lessened mainly because I learned that Tyson was no longer training the same after d'amato's death and he had a host of issues. And that Buster was not going to be denied that fight
Post by Jedi-El of Tomorrow on Feb 11, 2020 1:01:42 GMT -5
I watched it with my dad.
He called it in round 3, he said "Tyson doesn't have it, Douglas is gonna win."
The 30 For 30 about it is really good. They mention that Douglas always had that talent seen in the Tyson fight, he just didn't really have the drive or desire to become a professional fighter. On that night, for his mom, he had the drive and desire to go with his talent.
The day Kevin Rooney got fired is the day that Tyson's skill fell off. Tyson was going for the quick knockout all the time, instead of what Rooney and company had him originally doing. Tyson got quick knockouts, but they made sure that Tyson kept moving, that he was blocking, and that his stamina wasn't drained quickly. Rooney and company never underestimated a guy that Tyson fought, and prepped Tyson to fight that guy like he was the best in the world.
I was about to turn a year old when Tyson lost to Douglas in Tokyo. My Dad told me when I was older that he was absolutely stunned Tyson got beat. No one really knew anything about Buster Douglas and my Dad told me that no one thought Tyson would break a sweat. Apparently it was all set up for a Tyson-Holyfield fight later in 1990, but this upset delayed that for six years.
Speaking of which, I can actually remember being at the beach when the second Tyson-Holyfield happened with the ear biting incident and watching it live. I remember getting a newspaper a day later with the incident on the front page of USA Today. That happened 23 years ago and I can still remember that from when I was a young kid.
Madness is like gravity, all it takes is a little push!!!
Post by WrestleRacer91 on Apr 30, 2020 23:58:57 GMT -5
Sorry. I know this is a few months old but I wanted to post my take on Tyson getting KO'd 30 years ago.
I wasn't quite born yet as I was conceived in 1991 but the fact that the WWF capitalized on this with Buster on The Main Event (III) being the outside enforcer/special referee between Hogan and Macho was big time and def. memorable.