"I'm happy I'm not knocked out or anything. I'll be better the next one", Tyson said after the eight-round exhibition at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Everything I was doing, I could have done it better.
Tyson, who claimed he shed more than 100 pounds (45 kg) before the fight, said he wants to fight again and highlighted that a European-based event could be a possibility.
So we're pretty sure promoters could weave a very interesting story into a third Tyson vs Holyfield bout (albeit this time an exhibition where both them would hopefully leave with their ears fully intact).
There was no victor in the freakish eight-round exhibition bout, as the judges ruled it a draw. It's just what I do and how I am and how I'm going to die. The WBC still stepped in to award a ceremonial "Frontline Battle Belt" to both fighters. I felt it was wrong for me to have to ask him to fight me.
Tyson hopes to stage more bouts, as many as one every other month to stay in fighting shape, mentioning such possible venues as Monaco or France.
Foreman, now 71, also praised Tyson for recovering control of the fight and keeping his composure after Roy Jones Jr performed strongly in the early rounds. "I'm capable of helping a lot of people all over the world".
"It definitely wasn't me", Holyfield told the I Am Athlete podcast. When talking about the fight with reporters afterward, Mike Tyson revealed some unique info for boxers in this age of sports. "That's real fighting, having the endurance", Tyson said. I used to go for the quick kill. "This event made me find out what I was really made of".
Who he would fight is uncertain at this time.
"It just numbs me", he said. "My jaw still feels it". "God willing, I'll be better the next exhibition". I'm here for a objective. I never stopped smoking.