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    i saw that episode yankee, it was fun to watch

    they are saying tyson may have a match with john ruiz in november if he can settle his lawsuit with don king

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    I used to love Tyson, even after the rape conviction I still thought he was a great boxer and tried to seperate the two. After the Holyfield ear biting incident I just cant stomach him. This was one of the most insightful interviews he's done but I have a feeling with the whole King Lawsuit and the fact that his license has been under scrutiny twice recently he's getting some SERIOUS coaching on what to say and what not to say. His career was close to over, they are trying to give him a new persona. Poor lil rich boy! GAG!
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    Tyson speaks!



    Former heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson, stepped inside the BEST
    DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD ring on tonight's show. His lengthy appearance
    marked the first time that he has spoken since his defeat at the hands of
    Lennox Lewis on June 8. The self proclaimed "baddest man on the
    planet" joined Tom Arnold, Michael Irvin, John Kruk, John Salley and host
    Chris Rose for three full segments.

    Below are excerpts from today's interview:

    On the biggest misconception the public has about him:

    "People think I am a beast because I am a bit outrageous. Probably because I was a young
    celebrity, I am a bit arrogant as well. It is very difficult because at one
    stage in my life I am robbing a house and the next thing I know I am the
    heavyweight champion of the world. That is a big culture shock.

    It is tragic to give a kid at 18 years old- $25-$30 million with no restriction. I thought 'Okay, guys. We will get these cars, we'll get
    these girls, we'll get this house.' It's a horrific lifestyle."

    On Don King's claim that Tyson walked away from him and $150 million:

    "That is not true... With Don King, the money may be generated but you won't
    get what you are promised. For $150 million, if I am lucky, I might get $20
    million out of the whole deal. This guy is a monster as far as I am
    concerned. He doesn't care about anyone."

    On Evander Holyfield:

    "He is such a great fighter, that he is the only one in the history of the sport, who never has to say he is going to beat his opponent...He probably has the biggest heart of anybody in the history of the
    sport. He is just a total competitor...He is always passive and humble, but he is
    an animal. He is an animal, a ferocious beast, a devil that got loose in
    the ring."

    On fighting Holyfield again:

    "Once he cuts his connection with Mr. King it
    is going to happen."

    On changing his life:

    I just thank God. We have been through trials and
    tribulations in our life, most of the time...I am just happy to be here...My
    life has changed. I am not angry at anyone...It is an ongoing process. My life
    is nowhere near together. There is one side of the equation and the other,
    and it is merging together."

    "God put different people and religion in my life...It has focused me and
    deepened my whole barometer."

    On fighting Lennox Lewis two months ago:

    "He fought well. It showed what
    could happen if you have a great deal of determination, persistence and
    consistency. I have been in the game and I am going to come back and be
    champion again. You strive to be the best in the world...and there will
    always be disappointments. But, it's the ones that are always striving to
    keep focus that wind up prospering."

    On being prepared when fighting Lewis:

    "Lennox fought a great fight.
    Regardless of the situation, if I was rusty, once you sign the contract to
    fight, you can't make any excuses. People want to see results and not hear
    excuses. We will do it again and fight more...I would love to fight him
    again. If he wants to fight, I would be willing to fight again."

    On keeping motivated to get in the ring:

    "The passion to fight is there.
    You can't fight unless you train and sometimes you have to motivate yourself
    to train...You can't imagine what athletes have to strive for in order to
    achieve perfection."

    On young boxers who believe that they are the next Tyson:

    "These guys are hungry and want to be a champion. They deserve to feel the way that they
    do. Until they test the waters, no one knows. Every man deserves to feel that he is the best in the world, no matter what his goal or occupation is."

    ******

    I thought that this was a cool interview! I like what he said about Holyfield.

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    Who knew he could speak?? [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img]

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    What happened to all his praises for Allah? Or was that just another publicity stunt?
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    Originally posted by Diver Down NJ:
    What happened to all his praises for Allah? Or was that just another publicity stunt?
    he spoke about allah in that interview actually. i remember him saying it once or twice

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    That's the first time he's sounded coherent in years...
    Can't stop...addicted to the shindig...

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    This is a great interview. He's a lot more thoughtful than I ever expected.

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    Why does Wesley Willis come to mind when I hear this interview?

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    Mental note: work "deepened my whole barometer" into the vernacular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus H Christ View Post
    This is a great interview. He's a lot more thoughtful than I ever expected.

    Talk about resurrection......
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    Quote Originally Posted by naturallywired View Post
    Why does Wesley Willis come to mind when I hear this interview?
    You drop the Wesley Willis name as if people know him? I knew Wesley and he was one big lovable guy but quite crazy,he had no talent and his songs all sounded the same but somehow he became hip and got a record deal with
    Rick Rubin's label.His lyrics were funny as hell he even wrote a song about my band.

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    I knew it was you all this time, Miss Morissette.

 

 

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