Friday, August 14, 2009

Are You Kidding Me?

On last night's show, I revealed a new segment called, "Are You Kidding Me?" where I discussed the most absurd thing I heard in boxing that week.

Tonight, I heard two things about Mike Tyson that qualify.

On ESPN's Friday Night Fights, Brian Kenny raved about the Tyson documentary and how much new material was in there. Maybe he got a different version than I did, because I certainly didn't come across anything new.

It was interesting to hear Tyson open up about some of these things, but nothing was revealed that you haven't heard before if you've followed Tyson closely throughout the years.

But the real Are You Kidding Me moment came when Dan Rafael said that when Tyson was at his peak, after he beat Spinks, he could have beaten any heavyweight in history.

At his peak, Tyson was a hell of a fighter. He obviously had the great punch, but he also had movement, threw combinations and had very good skills. But when he was blowing people away, it was because they were intimidated. Spinks was scared to death.

It's hard to imagine, Ali, Frazier, Liston, Louis, Marciano, Dempsey, Tunney, Johnson or many others being intimidated. As soon as his opponents were no longer scared they had a lot more success against him.

Tyson beating any heavyweight in history -- Are you kidding me?

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