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The next Mike Tyson?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dignan, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    This guy is 26. Tyson was already a has-been by that age.

    One thing that made Tyson near-mythical back then was that he was (supposedly) unbeatable at 19 or 20.
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    supposedly, my ass.
  4. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    No 130 lb munchkin fighting as a super Featherweight should ever be called the "the next Mike Tyson." Tyson's mythological status in the late 80's had a lot to do with the perception that he was the baddest ass who could kick any other man's ass in the world. Valero's only the baddest ass amongst the world's pituitary-challenged freakishly-small male population.
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Exactly - by 26 Tyson had knocked out Holmes and Spinks, become undisputed champ, lost to Buster Douglas, married and divorced Robin Givens, and had been convicted of rape. (He had also been granted an honorary doctorate by Central State University, which I'm guessing they would like back.)

    He was done by 24. Everything after that was a train wreck.
  6. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    If that's the same Central State I saw play women's basketball last night (out of Ohio?), then their women's program matches the idea of giving Tyson an honorary degree: Shitty.

    With 2 minutes left in the game Central State had 30 points and 29 turnovers. Gawdawful
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    That's the one. His doctorate is in "Humane Letters."
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    What the fuck is "Humane Letters"?
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    In this case, I assume it means you can name all of the letters of the alphabet.

    Well, OK, most of the letters.
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Even that's not believable with Tyson.
  11. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Beat me to it.
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