Evander Holyfield reveals what Mike Tyson he faced: George Foreman and Riddick Bowe both threw bigger shots.

Evander Holyfield claims Mike Tyson is not the hardest puncher he faced during his career and has revealed that George Foreman and Riddick Bowe both threw bigger shots.

Last week, Holyfield confirmed plans to return to the ring by releasing his latest training video.

Tyson is also stepping up his own plans for a comeback as he has released two training videos and is working alongside legendary MMA trainer Rafael Cordeiro.

The pair could meet for a third time in their careers as both have indicated that they would be willing to take part in an exhibition fight for charity.

But despite Tyson showing off his ferocious punching power in his latest training clips, Holyfield believes two other legendary fighters hit harder in their prime.

‘George Foreman hit me with the hardest punch,’ Holyfield said in an interview with The 3 Point Conversion.

‘But Riddick Bowe hit me more than anybody with big shots.

‘In not winning my first fight with Riddick Bowe, I was kind of inspired by the people saying, ‘god damn, it’s one thing if you hit him, he’s not gonna stop coming’.

‘I always remember that was inspiration that I could take something, everyone was asking, ‘what’s gonna happen if he gets hit by some big guy?’.

‘I guess the first heavyweight fight that was really kinda taxing was when I fought Michael Dokes. But after Michael Dokes I kinda grew into how to hang with guys who are bigger and had a little bit more experience than I.

‘Once I knew I could be hurt… I remember at one point in time I thought I could never be hurt because it never happened to me.

‘But the first time Bert Cooper caught me with a shot, they gave me my first eight count, then I realised, ‘wow’.

‘When he hit me I didn’t see the shot, all I remember is my legs rubber banding, I realised but I never got hurt again until I fought Riddick Bowe.

‘The art of the game is you only get hit when you do something wrong. So even sometimes you may get by, you do something wrong and the guy didn’t swing, so you’re kinda thankful.

‘Either you’re in a position to hit the guy or the guy is in a position to hit you. Either you hit the guy or you move, if you don’t hit the guy and you don’t move, chances are you’ll get blasted.

‘If you miss the guy but you move, the guy tends to miss you.’

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