L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1725 times:
I just don't know if he realizes it now, but figure he is only going to work the bareknuckle circut from now on.
Well Mike Tyson got himself knocked on in his first match in 17 months.
He lost to the relatively unknown Danny Williams knocked him out in the 4th round. Tyson's trainers say that a knee injury in the 1st round prevented the fomer heavyweight champion from fighting to the best of his ablity in the match.
Tyson earned about 8 Million for the losing effort, however at least 6 million will go directly to creditors, to whom he owes some 38 million dollars.
At one time the former Drederick Tatum wanna-be was worth some 300 million dollars.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1601 times:
Who's Tyson going to fight next? Skippy the Kangaroo? I'd put my money on the 'roo.
Tyson's career has been over since 1988. After losing to Buster Douglas, he lost the edge that he had of being a feared fighter. He's still a feared fighter, mainly because you wonder what insane thing he's going to do next. The Holyfield fight where he bit off part of Holyfield's ear marked the true end of his career, as no major fight destination was even willing to let him fight there. He's a palooka now, nothing more than a sideshow act in the circus that is pro boxing. People watch a Tyson fight because they want to see what crazy stunt he'll do next. Tyson's a train wreck, and that curiousity factor is what gets people to watch. The wheels fell off years ago with Tyson, he might as well become a pro wrestler, as that may be the only way he could make any money.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1426 times:
Tyson is a bitch, whose boxing skills left him years ago, sometime after he raped Desire Washington. Thing is, he is not done boxing, because he still has PPV appeal. As long as promoters can generate interest, and as long as boxing currently sucks like it does, then Tyson will sell PPV's at 40 to 50 bucks a pop. Face it. Allot of us would pay just to watch Tyson get his ass beat by some second rate fighter.