Evander Holyfield Defends Mike Tyson After Attacks

Mike Tyson is most definitely one of the most legendary professional boxers in the history of the sport, and he attended the US Open recently, with fans suggesting he looked high on mushrooms, as seen below. Triller’s latest event featured Evander Holyfield squaring off against Vitor Belfort and getting knocked out in over a minute within the first round. Due to the match’s reception, new regulations will be imposed and that includes banning exhibition matches. Due to this, Mike Tyson and Holyfield may be banned from Triller. Sylvester Stallone has now said Tyson Fury is the best heavyweight ever, not Mike Tyson, in a new interview with Fury.



Mike Tyson recently was involved in an incident, where he punched a passenger named Melvin Townsend, who was bloodied after Tyson hit him in the head many times. This was due to Mike Tyson harassing him and agitating him to the sport. He has talked about dying on several occasions.

WBN spoke exclusively to Evander Holyfield about Mike Tyson in an interview, wherehis words resonated and still stand up today.

“Not at all, because when you talk about Tyson, you have to talk about how great he was.

The fact is he did amazing things. For one thing, he was the youngest heavyweight champion ever until we get another one. But right now, he’s the youngest guy that did it. He became the champ in his early twenties. I became the heavyweight champ at 28. I was a lot older, and you learn from other people’s problems.

“So, when people talk about Tyson to me, they can’t bring anything negative into me. For the simple fact of the matter, Mike and myself were on the same squad trying to make the Olympic team [in 1984]. I made it, but he didn’t make it. So here’s a guy that could have just quit, but he continued what he wanted to do and became amazing in the eighties.”

It’s like saying, could Tyson have beaten Trevor Berbick when he first turned pro or did he fight him at the right time?

“Trevor Berbick was a good fighter, so could Mike have jumped out of amateur and beaten a Berbick or a Bonecrusher (Smith) – all the top guys at the time?

“A lot of it is about timing, and things happen at the proper timing. I try not to get into all that because the fact of the matter is you’re young when you’re young, and you’re old when you’re old, but everything counts. It’s just how you play it.”

At the time, Mike had great people around him. And when I say great, I mean people who could move him towards the top, getting him up the ladder.

“He also had the publicity to get people interested straight away. The publicity for Mike Tyson at that time was just astonishing. They were talking about him being worth more than a whole football team.

“The people he fought, he knocked them out, but it was amazing that the whole show was just Mike Tyson. You’ve never seen so many people so compelled by this individual. But when it blows up [as it did against Buster Douglas in 1990], people

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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