Once he started fighting good fighters (Holyfield, Lewis) he couldn't intimidate them. Therefore, losing his cool once the fight wasn't going his way. I remember watching a few of his fights and if he didn't knock them out in the first two rounds it was like he stopped fighting.
The Lewis fight a few years ago was a prime example. Tyson came out like gang busters in the first round and almost knocked Lewis out, but once it got into the later rounds Lewis just started teeing off on Mike cause he got frustrated and tired.
I saw a piece on E-60 about Tyson last week. Man, what a train wreck that guy is. If it wasn't for all the support he gets from managers and accountant I think he'd be in REAL trouble. He said he'll never fight again but who knows.
amazing boxer, sad to see what happened to him later on though, fucking train wreck...
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
Holyfeild and Lewis where very lucky not to fight a Tyson in his Prime with his trainer still alive. If Cus D amato was alive today Tyson would still be the best in the world.