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Iron Mike

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Iron Mike

Postby Toe Save » 14 Aug 2011, 13:16

Personally, I love the guy. But he can be such a train wreck too. Truly one of the most enigmatic pugilist ever. Here's some of his greatest crashes:

"I really dig Hannibal. Hannibal had real guts. He rode elephants into Cartilage."

"I guess I'm gonna fade into Bolivian."

"I can sell out Madison Square Garden masturbating."

"I have some pain I'm gonna have for the rest of my life. So every now and then I kick your f**king ass."

"Well, [contemplating suicide] goes through everyone's mind, I'm sure. And if it doesn't I really must be crazy. Everyone thinks about that because sometimes, you know what I mean, it's just tough being a ni**er and it's tough being a bad ni**er."

"I'm just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too. I think it's un-American not to go out with a woman, not to be with a beautiful woman, not to get my dick sucked."

"All praise is to Allah, I'll fight any man, any animal, if Jesus were here I'd fight him too."

[To a female reporter] "It's no doubt I am going to win this fight and I feel confident about winning this fight. I normally don't do interviews with women unless I fornicate with them. So you shouldn't talk anymore... Unless you want to, you know."

“I want to throw down your kid and stomp on his testicles, and then you will know what it is like to experience waking up everyday as me. And only then will you feel my pain.”

"My power is discombobulatingly devastating I could feel is muscle tissues collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm."

"I try to catch him right on the tip of the nose, because I try to push the bone into the brain."

"One morning I woke up and found my favorite pigeon, Julius, had died I was devastated and was gonna use his crate as my stickball bat to honor him. I left the crate on my stoop and went in to get something and I returned to see the sanitation man put the crate into the crusher. I rushed him and caught him flush on the temple with a titanic right hand he was out cold, convulsing on the floor like a infantile retard."

"I paid a worker at New York's zoo to re-open it just for me and Robin. When we got to the gorilla cage there was 1 big silverback gorilla there just bullying all the other gorillas. They were so powerful but their eyes were like an innocent infant. I offered the attendant $10,000 to open the cage and let smash that silverback's snotbox! He declined."

"He was screaming like my wife."

[To Razor Ruddock] "You're sweet. I'm going to make sure you kiss me good with those big lips. I'm gonna make you my girlfriend."

"Lennox Lewis, I'm coming for you man. My style is impetuous. My defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children. Praise be to Allah!"

"My main objective is to be professional but to kill him."

“[He] called me a ‘rapist’ and a ‘recluse.’ I’m not a recluse.”


So what do you think of Tyson? Should he fade into Bolivia and become a recluse, or keep making bizarre choices (Dancing with the Stars in South America????) to stay in the limelight?
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Re: Iron Mike

Postby tomthorne » 14 Aug 2011, 13:24

He needs the money. It has little to do with limelight.

Sonny Liston's his hero. Tragic.
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Re: Iron Mike

Postby Deuce Dropper » 14 Aug 2011, 14:46

Mike Tyson's peak >>> any other heavyweight's peak
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Re: Iron Mike

Postby Belgian Pie » 14 Aug 2011, 14:52

Is boxing martial art? Tyson and martial art?
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Re: Iron Mike

Postby Toe Save » 14 Aug 2011, 14:53

Belgian Pie wrote:Is boxing martial art? Tyson and martial art?


Oui.
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Re: Iron Mike

Postby Fox » 14 Aug 2011, 15:02

I also like Tyson and Tyson quotes:

"I'm no fucking neurosurgeon, but when white people came to Africa we had the land and they had the bible. And when they finished, they had all the land and we had the bible. So if there's a God up there, he don't like niggers."
"When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her." Wilde

"I don't know where the sun beams end and the star light begins. It's all a mystery." Flaming Lips

"a man's position here is not ruled so much by what he can earn as by what he can owe and still remain at large." Letters of a Shanghai Griffin

"It's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it." George Carlin

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Re: Iron Mike

Postby tomthorne » 14 Aug 2011, 15:26

Deuce Dropper wrote:Mike Tyson's peak >>> any other heavyweight's peak


QFT. 18 months or so in the late 80s he was scarily good.
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Re: Iron Mike

Postby riggers » 05 Jun 2012, 06:41

Mike never got off the floor to win. He failed every gut check he had in his pro career. Everyone he beat Holyfield, Bowe, Lewis, Holmes, Ali, Foreman and Frazier would have beaten and others too. He had zero inside game, or rather he neglected to use one. Kevin Rooney said he would sign silent contracts with his opponents on the inside, not to hit each other. His biggest weapon was his intimidation. Once his aura was gone, he was a short fast heavyweight. His peak was good, but his opposition was average, Tucker, Bruno, Smith, Thomas, Berbick, Tubbs and Briggs were not the golden age of boxing, Vitali takes them.
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Re: Iron Mike

Postby urodacus » 05 Jun 2012, 07:01

His clothes are always neatly pressed. Very much so.
The prizes are a bottle of f*!@#$% SCOTCH and a box of cheap f!@#$#$ CIGARS!
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