Thursday, June 09, 2005

Iron Mike

Mike Tyson was on Sportscenter this morning being interviewed about his upcoming fight:

I like Mike, well let me qualify that, I know he is all of the following: convicted rapist, somewhat overrated boxer, almost unbeatable video game boxer, still kinda crazy, and really broke, but there is something about him I just like. Especially now, he seems to have chilled out slightly and the man knows how to play it up in front of the camera. When asked a question by the host about seeing his opponent at the press conference but having to hold back till the fight, Mike said something to this effect: ….. I’m like a pit bull ready to attack but I have rationality unlike a pit bull so I have to hold back …….and …. Losing is a form of winning but we never have losing in our mind…… and...... i'm gonna gut him like fish..........

I wish I had a clip, you have to hear it in the Mike Tyson voice, has anyone in history ever had a voice less complementary of their persona? Actually I gotta give Mike credit, not only is rationality a real word, but he happened to us it kinda successfully in a sentence.

3 comments:

The Underdog said...

You know, i was gonna put up a post about Tyson today. I actually think he's one of the smartest people around. Sure he has some mental issues. But it's obvious he's very intelligent. He's well read and somewhat well spoken. I think for anyone to keep his career going after what he's been through, you've gotta be smart. He knows what he's doing. Yes his skills have diminished, but he still has moxie. He knows he has to win this fight or his credibility is shot. He knows what he has to do. If Mike does it, the rest of Heavyweight boxing is so down he could actually win a belt. Go head Iron Mike, do your thnig!

Anonymous said...

My roommate works with one of Tyson's good friends from growing up, Myra. Myra and "Mikey", as she calls him, lived on the same block.

The irony: Myra and my roommate work together at a domestic violence shelter. It would seem that neighborhood kids will always share commons threads, though to vast and varied degrees.

headliner said...

That’s very interesting. I saw part of a documentary once about Tyson’s childhood. It’s amazing how the circumstances of life can bring people full circle.