Originally Posted by Afro Samurai
that wasnt because he didnt know how to box, it was because he was never that good.. he couldnt compete on Holyfield or Lewis' level but he has beaten a lot of boxers with boxing skills.
Well let me try to explain what I said. I see boxers in two categories; those that box and those that fight. A fighter that boxes goes in with a technical strategy that consists of more than just trying to land the haymakers. They work on their footwork, their combos, pacing themselves and actually knowing what they want to do in the entire fight (not just a round). A fighter who just fights is just looking for that one punch. They fight from round to round with only one round in their mind instead of thinking about the entire fight (because to them the entire fight is one round, and if they dont win the fight in that round, they think they'll win in the next round). Tyson was a fighter or brawler if you want to call it that. When he tried to make his come back, the sport had progressed past his "arena of skills" and he got frustrated (and ears suffered