Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by Emporio Alnino, May 21, 2008.
YouTube - Tyson!
Very nice, can't wait to see it.
So many documentaries on him, but this might be the most honest and humble Tyson we will see.
Definitely. I can't wait to see it.
Tyson is one hell of a interesting character
Good stuff, thanks for posting Redd.
I'm anxious to see this as well.
I agree. This time we see him really speak about his life- the ups and downs.
looks awesome. im a sucker for anything related to boxing
He sure is. It was revealing hearing him explain the logic behind trying to imagine putting his fists through someone's head. Sounded much smarter than brutal.
the Beyond the Glory episode w/ Mike was very good. Wondering if this will be much better.
I always thougth that a good idea for a reality T.V. show would be Mike and Johnny Tapia as roomates. Maybe throw in Mayham and Rampagne, all in the some house.
Iron Mike is indeed fascinating.
In the ring from the rising superstar who cleaned out a heavyweight division that needed cleaning. The shocking fall. A lack of redemption. And ear biting.
Outside the ring from gold digging Robin Givens, to the rape conviction, To volatile on his meds off his meds; how much was real, how much was for media whoring?
I think of him as a fighter that is overrated by so many, but also underrated by many. Like Rocky Marciano.
Tyson conflicts me, his story is somewhat a tragedy, but I don't know if he truly deserves other people's pity.
The video isn't working for me today, but I caught a bit yesterday with Tyson talking about Cus, and if this is yet another program/writing from today that tries to portray Cus as some "honest" man instead of the crook that he was in his time, I'm turning it off in an instant and calling for a boycott.
No prob. I never get tired of hearing about Tyson.
Eh Cus grew up having to defend himself in knife fights. If that kinda shit doesnt turn you into a crook at a young age. I dont know what does.
I have always wondered how Tyson career would have turned out if Cus was there guiding him the whole way..
Knife fights, as in more than one?
Or are you meaning some story that Cus liked to tell about an alleged knife fight that didn't even happen because, according to his telling (and it's only his telling as he claims there were no witnesses to it...he may have came up with that one in some book, or from his head, just like he did with some of his other inspirational stories he was known to tell), the other guy didn't show up for it?
Even if true, though, and speaking from personal experience (looks down at four inch scar on right forearm by the elbow*), it isn't all that uncommon for someone to have defend themselves against knives, other sharp objects (my scar's from a broken beer bottle), or any other type of weapon, and while I may be a dick at times on here, I guarantee you that I ain't a crook and never have been.
But anyways, you could say that Cus learned to be a crook in boxing by working for, and then later with, other crooks in the sport at the time, and that makes sense, and also may make it understandable why he did some of the things he did. But I think it's quite hypocritical how he's portrayed as some "honest" man in today's age just because he ended up having some grudge against the crooks (that he worked for, I might add, and continued to do business with even though he publicly stated he was against doing so) who were pretty much running the show at the time, and meanwhile he's doing the exact same type of business with other mob figures and shady characters who weren't associated with that organization.
this is going to be something else, heard he got a standing ovation at the premiere
Thx for the link...Iron Mike is one of kind. Lookin foward to this documentary it looks real interesting.