edit: So I decided to actually make a blog and put this down as my first post in it. Going to have to edit out the second and third posts on this forum, click here if you want to see the rest. I'l be uploading more stuff there in the near future. http://theglitchking.sportsblog.com/posts/3749368/wladimir-klitschko--the-champion-we-need.html You hate Wlad? You want a Mike Tyson to save boxing? Kim Duk-koo Mike Tyson Don King Death Chaos Corruption Imagine if that had carried over into the late 00s. Imagine the politically correct world of 05-15 with a second Mike Tyson running around. In a world were the medical industry hound our sport to the extent they will fabricate or twist evidence to suit their agenda to get it banned. Now imagine this same world with the Mike Tyson you always wanted. It would have been a field day for them. The second coming of Mike Tyson in this soft stroking climate would have seen the sport banned. You think Tyson was controversial in the 90s? Boxing would have been stripped down completely if stuff like happened in this period of time. We live in the land of the Diaz blurred middle fingers, a land where boxers have their mikes taken from them because they mention race on TV. Following the death of Kim Duk-koo boxing was trimmed, it was shunned by media and medicine alike, but it was never taken away completely. It remained in the limelight but just reduced. It was trimmed, our tent was cut down to size. They were waiting, oh yes they were waiting for a Tyson to come along just so they could have an excuse to rip our tent limb from limb. This is what they got. They got a dangerous man so they could point and prove to the world that this is a dangerous sport. And almost everyone lapped it up. The casuals got a freak show of knockouts and the promoters got a freak show of promotion. They knew with the death of Kim their options were becoming limited, so they embraced the freak show. This is when boxing changed. This is when boxing went on the freak show life support. It's a little known secret that the hardcore fans of the Tyson era didn't care for him. This is because they knew what was coming, the promoters were turning him into the honey boo boo of their beloved sport, while the gathering wolves who hunt for hurt sheep on our pasture twisted him into fresh meat ripe for the taking, Tyson became the messiah for those wanting to kill our sport. You think Tyson acted odd? The dude was young, ambitious and had no clue the wolves were hunting him. Statistically Tyson didn't have a chance. He thought everyone around him was there to help him. We joke "and then Cus died" as if to say Cus was his one true mentor, his one true helper. Cus picked Tyson from a young age to be a destroyer, his protege, his project. Cus used Tyson just as much as anyone, from day fucking one. Tyson was used by everyone from day fucking one. Of course he was going to be a little strange. This is what they wanted. They wanted this strange guy to show up on the scene and wreak havoc, then the promoters could point their finger and say "hey, look at this strange guy - this freak show, come see grab a ticket." And the detractors of this sport could point their fingers and say "hey, look at this strange guy - this freak show, come see, cancel your ticket." This is what wolves do when they want to feast on you. You're always strange to wolves, because wolves don't feast on their own, that's why they need to point their finger and tell you you're different. You are different, you're better than them. You're not a wolf, you're a human. You proved it by becoming the Tyson 2.0 you are today. The dude who sits in news rooms cracking a joke, the dude who appears in comedy and voice acts in cartoons posting fun at yourself. You're the Tyson 2.0 the boxing gods wanted, the Tyson 2.0 they knew we needed. You proved it long ago when you punched the lights out on a man who hurt your pet pigeon. This is why you started fighting. To protect your flock.