Iron Mike Tyson was a childhood hero of mine. He was a larger than life boxer who amazed me with his brutal knockouts. I was devastated when he was knocked out by fat piece of fucking shit Buster Douglas. When Tyson was sent to prison, I was destroyed.
Turns out, this amazing boxer had a lot of inner demons and it’s good to see that he received help and has mellowed…bit. I admit, I’m still a fan of my flawed childhood hero. He will always be the champ in my book. Also, no doubt that this is man you don’t want to fuck with.
With that said, ESPN recently interviewed the former champ and asked him if he knew if Balrog, from Street Fighter II was based off of him. Turns out, Tyson had no idea.
Overall, it’s a great interview, where Tyson plays Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and talks about Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
The Champ takes it in stride jokingly mentioning a lawsuit.
It could be worse. He could have went berserk and told the interviewer that he was a fucking piece of shit and then bit his ear off.