TYSON A PUGILISTIC PROFESSOR
San Francisco, CA- When it comes to boxing history, there are few fighters in history with the pugilistic acumen of Mike Tyson. When he was brought into the game by trainer/mentor and co-manager Cus D’Amato, within months Tyson was so into pugilistic history that he was reciting boxing dates and history with the skill of a Baptist preacher quoting the Bible.
ACLIMATION NOT EASY FOR TROUBLED KID
Never timid, Tyson was incredibly naive about the world after being plucked out of Brooklyn by D’Amato. Although Mike was quick to grasp boxing as a sport, that did not mean Tyson the “hoodlum” had fully retired. It would take a while, but after a few scrapes with authorities, and famed former-trainer Teddy Atlas pulling a gun on Mike for being sexually assertive with his sister, the boxer was able to better understand the world.
LIFE NOT EASY FOR EX-CHAMPION
Since the 2006 retirement fight with Kevin McBride, Tyson has had his share of emotional ups and downs, but nothing hurt worse than his daughter dying in his Arizona home after getting her body caught up in a exercise machine. For a while, I thought Tyson would do something extreme, and I thought he could even be contemplating suicide
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