We feel this whole affair is better presented with a complete lack of context. (There’s some video below.)
25 years ago today, Buster Douglas shocked the world and knocked out Mike Tyson, becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. This profile appeared in Sports Illustrated three years later, after Douglas had lost his title to Evander Holyfield. It has been reprinted here with the author's permission.
Mike Tyson just couldn't let it go. "I beat him," he blurted out Saturday night at a Tribeca Film Festival panel, upon the mere mention of Buster Douglas, the underdog who knocked him out in Tokyo back in 1990. "They robbed me on the count. There's no doubt about it."
It took all of two days for Evander Holyfield to face eviction on the British version of Celebrity Big Brother after the former heavyweight champ told a housemate that homosexuality was "abnormal" and a condition that could be "fixed" like "a handicapped person."
Former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield is still struggling a bit financially, so he's the newest member of the house on a British version of Celebrity Big Brother. (He's such a celebrity that Metro had to run a "Who is Evander Holyfield? piece. Actually, wait.) At least one fan in the audience tonight was…
On Tuesday, we got to watch Mike Tyson play Punch Out for (maybe) the first time ever, but here we have some far more interesting footage from Fox Sports 1's upcoming series about the former heavyweight boxer's life: Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield sitting around like a couple of old pals and fondly remembering the…
A while back, Holyfield and Tyson began using twitter to spread the word about Holyfield's "Real Deal" BBQ sauce. It was all good-natured, Holyfield even said "Love ya, bro!" after mentioning how his BBQ sauce would make you want to chew on an ear. Oh yeah, Tyson, to refresh your memory, once bit Evander Holyfield's…
This morning's Today Show was still, for some reason, talking about that opening ceremony bit with Daniel Craig and HRH Queen Elizabeth II. They decided to get some "man on the street" comments from tourists in front of Buckingham Palace, and one of them was Evander Holyfield! Blink and you'll miss him—Holyfield…
Sometimes the internet is a great place to read things. Sometimes the outsiders it has empowered wow us with their ideas. But sometimes this happens:
Your morning roundup for April 14, the day San Dimas High School football no longer rules in the eyes of the Chinese government.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
Holyfield wants to convert his mansion to a solar energy farm, and sell the power. I'm sure this has nothing to do with his financial troubles, and everything to do with genuine care for the environment. [AJC]
A Russian giant gets an early Christmas present in Switzerland.