Donald Trump, a pile of faux-leather designer handbag knockoffs, has compiled a murderers’ row of sports figures for next month’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Bloomberg Politics reports that Mike Tyson, Mike Ditka, Bobby Knight, and NASCAR CEO Brian France have all chosen to shed whatever dignity they…
Incredible run, Cincinnati!
Mike Tyson was giggling and having the time of his life on a hoverboard, but his joy quickly ended as his ass met the floor.
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What do Dave Pell, Don Van Natta Jr, and Longform all have in common? They all singled out Brin-Jonathan Butler's stellar SB Nation Longform piece on Mike Tyson and Cus D'Amato:
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.
Kindle Singles has a smart, provocative new interview with Iron Mike Tyson. It was conducted by the most-talented Brin-Jonathan Butler. For just a buck it's more than worth it.
Mike Tyson, a convicted rapist, was asked whether Rob Ford's candidacy for re-election as Toronto mayor might be affected by hanging out with a convicted rapist (Tyson). Mike Tyson then flipped out and cursed a lot on live TV.
Nice story over at Grantland by Bryan Curtis on the never-ending sagas of Armstrong, Tyson and Rose:
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."
I fixed a lot of fights over the years. In two I didn't fix but should have, people paid heavily for my carelessness. Even though I set up Mitch "Blood" Green and Leon Spinks cushion-soft in their comeback fights, I managed to get one embarrassed and the other nearly killed. There had been opportunities for them,…
I'm not especially fascinated by Mike Tyson but I love Mark Jacobson so when I ran across this story Mark wrote for the Voice back in 2002, well I just had to share:
Over at her great movie blog, Sunset Gun, Kim Morgan interviews James Toback about his Mike Tyson documentary.
Mike Tyson stopped by The Arsenio Hall Show this week. Tyson and Hall talked about partying, life in jail—Tyson had more experience than Hall for that one—and how one of Tyson's prosecutors came to see his one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. Having sex in jail also came up. "I was very fortunate," Tyson said.…