God damn I loved Mike Tyson as a fighter when I was younger. The guy was an animal, ferociously devouring his opponents in seconds. He was the new era of fighter that would take the world of boxing to the next level.
Unfortunately his career fizzled just as fast as it had begun. His personal life and career began to deteriorate until he became a novelty.
A few quick facts:
- Michael Gerard Tyson was born June 30, 1966.
- Rated as the fourteenth greatest boxer of all time by Ring magazine.
- Nicknamed “Iron” Mike Tyson, Kid Dynamite, and The Baddest Man on the Planet.
- The movie Tyson is a great look at his early days as boxer, to being the “Heavyweight Champion of the World”, and to his controversial days of being convicted of rape.
Here is a compilation of his funniest quotes.