Mike Tyson vs. Kevin McBride: Look for this fight to last all of One round

15.04.05 - By Jim Amato: Many regard Tyson's scheduled opponent Kevin McBride as somewhat of a joke. As big as he is ( 6'6" - 250 lbs. ), The word is that he is EXTREMELY slow. If Tyson has retained two weapons in his arsenal, it is power and hand speed. Teddy Atlas who is a boxing analyst for ESPN and who worked with Tyson decades ago, called this a one round fight in Tyson's favor. Clearly, Teddy knows his stuff.. On a more interesting note, there has been talk of a possible third meeting between Tyson, should he beat McBride and Evander Holyfield. Say what?

Hey, this could very well take place. They both have reportedly expressed interest in a rubber match. There is some unfinished business between these two warriors and there are probably enough fans willing to pay to pipe it into their homes. I've heard a lot of talk about them both being washed up and who cares, etc... Granted, the critics have a valid case. My point is if Holyfield and Tyson want to continue their careers they will. Why not let them fight each other?

They are both equally faded. I'd rather see them fight each other then to have one or the other thrown in with a big guy in his prime like Vitali Klitschko. Hey don't laugh, I've seen stranger things happen in this sport. Tyson or Holyfield would net Klitschko a decent payday with a presumed low risk factor. Remember Vitali is defending against Hasim Rahman, a boxer who was defeated by Evander a few years back. Vitali's last defense was against Danny Williams, who got his shot by upsetting Tyson. If Tyson would have beat Williams, it would have been him in that ring facing Vitali. Klitschko's people know that it is still Mike Tyson who puts asses in the seats.

So let Vander and Mike duke it out again if they want. You don't have to buy it if you don't want to. I have a feeling enough people will tune in and it will turn over a decent profit margin.

I'm not sure where Evander stands as far as his suspension by the New York Athletic Commission. That must be cleared up before any talk of Tyson-Holyfield III gets serious.

Article posted on 15.04.2005

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