> Well, I agree, Foreman has already stated that he doesn't think he'll
> participate. Mainly because he doesn't want to fight 3 bouts against
> guys like Bowe and Lewis.
> >Where would that leave HBO? with
> >half a tournament?
> I don't think so. Foreman is washed up anyways. I almost wished he
> didn't beat Moorer because like all his past few fights, Foreman took
> a terrible beating.
> >Even if Tyson is not the "uncrowned champ," a heavyweight tourney w/o him
> >is still suspect.
> I don't agree with this. At least not yet. He hasn't even fought a
> single fight in like 3 or 4 years? I don't even think I can make a
> judgement of him if he disposes of Mc Neely quickly or any of King's
> paper champs. I'll pass judgment on him when he fights a Bowe, Lewis,
> or Holyfield,
> I think the tournament is a great idea. If Tyson is as good as he
> used to be, he should fight the winner of the tourney.
> Da Lazer.
The problem with this is that Don King has the division wrapped up.
He plans to have Tyson be the undisputed champ again but on HIS terms.
No way any big time DK heavyweights participate. Tyson will fight a
couple of DK stiffs(no, not Seldon and McCall, they come later) and then
fights Seldon(if he doesn't lose it to the first guy he fights) and after
a defense against another DK stiff, fights McCall.
After DK has wrung evey last $$$ he can out of his fighters will Tyson
unify against whoever holds the IBF title. Of course Seldon will get a
rematch, McCall etc etc...
This tournament seems like an attempt by HBO, the Duvas etc. to shame
DK into having some REAL competition to unify the title and give the fans
an opportunity to watch competitive matches.
Don't hold your breath!!