does anybody here actually know about the tyson vs holyfield matches in ‘96/’97
mike tyson is an animal
evander is the bomb and he deserved to win the title; if they would have gone through the rest of the bout, evander would have won fairly
Holyfield already had the title by the time the bite fight happened. He won the WBA heavyweight strap from Tyson in their first meeting (by eleventh-round TKO) and retained it in their second fight when Tyson was DQ’d in the third round for biting Evander’s ear. You said you’d watched past the sixth round already - you were watching the first match.
Holyfield had a history of fouling, too. He threw more headbutts than he threw certain punches. He also leaned on Tyson constantly in the clinch, which is also illegal. Holyfield was the Real Deal, but he wasn’t a saint.
So my friend that plays hockey doesn’t like fighting in hockey, but he likes boxing better than hockey. makes sense
Fighting is what boxing is about. The objective is to fight, and there are rules to facilitate it. Fighting in non-combat sports is unsportsmanlike, juvenile and bordering on criminal. It’s the difference between a boxing match and assault - one is completely consensual and the other isn’t.
It’s not really that strange.
I went to jiu-jitsu tonight for the first time in two weeks. The first day, I wasn’t feeling well; the second day, I had to study; the third day, I couldn’t find the gym (it moved recently and I don’t know this area well); and by the fourth day, I just didn’t want to go. I looked upon it with apprehension. Staying at home and reading with my girlfriend seemed infinitely more attractive than tiring myself out rolling with sweaty men and getting put in various chokes and jointlocks by the many heavier, higher-ranked grapplers.
But I went tonight because I committed to train at the beginning of this semester. Times one through three couldn’t have been avoided, but the fourth absence was a matter of quiet personal shame. I berated myself for allowing such weakness of will and decided that I wouldn’t disgrace myself by repeating that mistake tonight.
So I went and I loved it. I always do. I’ve never regretted a training session. I came away with a deep sense of satisfaction, a feeling that I had missed it all along without knowing it.
How comfortable we are with mediocrity! How quickly we often strive for less than we deserve! Man is a strange creature to function as his own limit.