Mike Tyson When He Was In Prison

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  1. pacman86

    pacman86 White Belt

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    Please don't laugh at my question. I'm not very experienced in boxing. Many prisons have boxing leagues. Would Mike Tyson have been allowed to participate in these fights when he was an inmate? If not, why? Prisoners are as tough as nails. I'm thinking that they might do alright against him.
     
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  2. Sunfish

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    I don't think so, but I don't know the Indiana state law in the years he was incarcerated. I'd doubt it.
     
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    He'd have nothing to gain fom it
     
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    How are prisoners tough as nails?

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    he would have killed everyone in less than 13 seconds. i doubt anyone had balls to fuck with prime tyson in jail
     
  6. Sunfish

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    Not if he was in with kimbo.
     
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    No idea how the US jail system works, but I would guess if they are allowed to box it would be amateur. Tyson vs amateurs benefits nobody.
     
  8. mozfonky

    mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    they used to have boxing in some jails but they stopped it in the one where James Scott was a prisoner. There was talk of him being a champion until that happened. As far as I know, these days, boxing isn't allowed in prison. Lots of talented guys got started either because they got in trouble or they were in jail when they were introduced to boxing. Mike tyson is one, Sonny Liston is another, I think Rocky Graziano started boxing in jail but I'm not sure. I really doubt anyone in prison at the time he was in could really compete with him in strictly boxing but there may have been some guys who had been in enough no rules types of fights that they could have beaten him. I've said it a million times but it just doesn't take much to take away a boxers best tools. Tyson though, was reputed to have been a pretty good street fighter himself so maybe he already had some groundwork, he was a vicious guy, i could easily see him gouging eyes and biting nuts and shit.
     
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  9. Sunfish

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    Mike Tyson went prison after fighting ruddock... prison didn't introduce him to boxing. If you're talking about young offenders he was already boxing before that.
     
  10. TheGZA

    TheGZA Excellent! But not good.

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    Yes, they made a film about the incident.

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  11. Sunfish

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    So it was allowed in Indiana in 1992? Because it was outlawed in ny in 1981.
     
  12. mozfonky

    mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    nope, he met a guy named bobby stewart who saw talent and introduced him to cus. he was 12..
     
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    Undisputed was a documentary, and the events happened in real-time.
     
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    mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    they do say tyson was a pretty good street fighter, that he was a good practitioner of 52 blocks too.
     
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    B-Hop, Hagler both started seriously training/boxing while in the slam, right?

    I think on Tyson, he meant JDC (Juvenile Detention Center aka "Gladiator School"), Sunfish. Mike liked to sucker-punch elderly women who came out from cashing their pension/social security checks when he was young (11/12) and that's where Cus found him, if memory serves.
     
  16. pacman86

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    Taking into account his current age and the fact that he's been out of the spotlight for many years, would any of you fight him now?
     
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    He was already boxing when he met bobby Stewart, I know he introduced him to cus. You don't recognise someone's boxing talent if they're doing triple jump.
     
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    Cool, I'll watch it.
     
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    I always picture Tyson's first walk to his cell like how they do it in the movies. Like when the new prisoner is holding his towel and belongings and is being escorted to his cell while being jeered/insulted/threatened by the other prisoners they're walking by. Only I imagine it must have been dead silent and all the prisoners had retreated to the rear of their cells. Tyson circa 1991 making hardened criminals pee themselves. Hilarious.
     
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    I have no idea if he could have done it but I liked the movie Undisputed which was clearly inspired by Mike Tyson's situation. I don't think any prisoners would have beaten Mike Tyson in his prime under Boxing rules. After he got out of prison he was clearly not as good as before but still good enough to beat some of the champions at the time. Prisoners are tough in the sense that some of them are extremely violent and in good shape because they work out all the time but I don't think they have the Boxing skills to beat world champions or former world champions in a Boxing match.
     
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    tyson would knock them al out with the first or second punch. a boxer with shit power would knock them out within 30 seconds
     

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