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I remember that fight very well because I was looking to get a bet down on Holyfield. Even though the expert predictions were close, Holyfield was always the betting favorite. Of course after the disastrous weigh in for Douglas he went to be an over 2-1 favorite when the fight actually happened.
Originally Posted by joseph5620
Add to that Douglas was fat and unprepared. Even though Douglas beat Tyson I suspect most people saw it as luck opposed to Douglas being a fighter who was on Evander Holyfield's level. Douglas had some embarrassing losses before the Tyson fight and I'm sure that wasn't forgotten.