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Okay, yes, I just called any thoughts of seeing Mike Tyson back in the ring a dream, but as far as dreams go, this one is not that far from reality. Bear with me for a minute:
At 45, Tyson is now the same age as George Foreman when he knocked out Michael Moorer to complete his comeback. Physically, Tyson looks far closer to Young Mike Tyson today than he did when we last saw him in the ring, where there were some ripples of fat on top of those bulging muscles. We know the power has not gone anywhere, but could the quickness have returned with that slimmed-down physique?
Tyson is one of the most introspective men in the planet, and likely knows where he went wrong after the passing of Cus D’Amato: he lost the bob and weave technique that made him nearly impossible to hit. Could that have returned, as well?
Listen, I love Mike Tyson, and seeing how happy he is outside of the ring is amazing. Still, I know Tyson is all about his legacy. However far-fetched the idea is, could you imagine how his legacy would skyrocket if he defeated Holyfield (still a "contender" approaching age 49) on his way to a matchup against a Klitschko? His comeback would not one-up George Foreman’s, it would ten-up it.
A snowball’s chance in hell this happens. But it is fun to think about, isn’t it?
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