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Haye Explains That He Never Saw Mike Tyson Overcome Adversity To Win

Former two division world champion David Haye, in a recent interview with the BBC podcast ‘Greatest Fights’ - discussed the career of former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

Tyson, 53-years-old, has been a hot topic in the headlines.

The retired boxer has been releasing viral training clips in the last few weeks - showcasing his speed and power.


Tyson has been discussing the urge to fight again, in exhibition bouts to raise money for charity.

After Tyson revealed his desire, he was quickly bombarded with several fight offers.

Haye, while reflecting on Tyson's career, explained that he never saw him overcome adversity in a fight.

He says Tyson would almost always lose when things weren't going his way in a fight. 

“How many fights has he had where he was behind on points, where he got put down, hurt, and came back? That’s the question,” Haye said.

“I haven’t seen him get through many problems, ever. There was never a fight that I remember where Tyson was having some problems and brought it back round - the moment he started to lose or it get tough, it went the other way. Many fighters have had tough fights where they’ve been on the brink of losing and found a way, I haven’t seen that with Tyson.

“I find it hard to say someone is in the top five of all time [at heavyweight] if they have never had a fight which they was losing to come back to win. You can’t be an on-top fighter and win all the fights you’ve won, and never really suffer punishment and pain and come back to win.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by joe strong on 05-30-2020

I've taken my shots at Haye over the years & I did say he never really had to overcome adversity other than being dropped by Mormeck & coming back to win. I think I was wrong to say he never…

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 05-18-2020

Says the guy with the injured pinky toe.

Comment by 1maddd2mackxxx on 05-18-2020

Too bad you never had a chance to fight him David Haye I'd like to see you what adversity you will have to overcome

Comment by Ajboxing2818 on 05-18-2020

Just stepping in that ring you have to over come adversity.i know I have been there over a hundred times in the amateurs and 22 times in the pros.tyson overcame adversity in the ruddock fight. He overcame adversity being afraid,…

Comment by stuff jones on 05-18-2020

Haye fought like a scared child vs Klitchko, something we never saw Mike do.

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