Monday, June 13, 2005

I believe that I owe an apology to Kevin McBride and to Tomato Cans everywhere - though Kevin McBride's nose at the end of the fight was as red as Ed McMahon's after a 3 day bender and he was just as coherent too. Mike Tyson has finally run his course and anyone who is willing to shell out even a buck to see him fight should be ashamed of themselves. Tyson was something special back in the late 80's when he tore through a weak heavyweight division. I will never forget the look of terror in Trevor Berbick's eyes as he realized that he was in the ring with Iron Mike and that he didn't stand a chance. A deer in a the headlights of an oncoming 18 wheeler has a more confident look on it's face. I will also never forget the night in 1990 when Tyson fumbled on the canvas looking for his mouthpiece and Buster Douglas "shocked the world". That Mike Tyson, the ear chewing, nonsense spewing, tattooed face Tyson is the fighter most people will always remember him to be. What a waste of a talent - what a waste of career - what a waste of a life.

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