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American boxer

He was one of the best, and he blew it. The youngest heavyweight champion in history, the most inspiring champ since Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson became the most notorious modern boxer when he went to jail for rape, and then, in his comeback tour, for biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear. Even before that, Tyson was the man who bragged about wanting to kill his opponents, to punch a man so hard his nose would go through his skull. It is tempting to see Tyson's story as a classic Greek tragedy, the same primal brutality that carried him to the top destroying him in the end. But Tyson was not a plaything for the gods and the Furies. At each step he had opportunities, chances not often given to

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ghetto kids. And despite appearances, he was not stupid. He had a choice. And he blew it.


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over 5 years ago

Blew what? I see him as complicated and highly intelligent. I used to see him around Vegas when I was living there. Who didn't blow it? Who didn't come out of this sport with diminished facilities and less money than they earned. He didn't reach his expected potential as a boxer, no. I could be wrong but I see him in a place of peace now. I see and hear him saying that he is glad fighting is over. Try to tell him that his life is a tragedy. He might agree with you but I don't think he should.

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over 9 years ago

i remember as a child watching mike tyson fights. he is always has been and always will be my favorite fighter. though he has made mistakes during his life if you think about it we all have done things we aren't proud of or regret. the problem is when you are a celebrity everyone gets to hear about it. which is really quite unfair to that person. if something like that happened to one of us everyday "average joes" you wouldn't hear much about it on the news like you do when it is a celebrity.

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over 1 year ago

mike Tyson is amazing and awesome