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Old 07-15-2010, 09:14 PM
 
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Mike Tyson is 44 year old, 20 years removed from Buster Douglas knocking him out in Tokyo, and the downward spiral that followed, including prison time on a rape conviction and quitting mid-fight against journeyman Kevin McBride during a 2005 match before promptly announcing that he didn't have "the fighting guts or the heart anymore."

Whenever Tyson has spoken publicly about his life, he's been forthcoming about his mistakes.

Mike Tyson Candid About Past, Future, Calls Himself 'a Pig' -- Back Porch FanHouse
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:01 AM
 
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Yes, he made a lot of mistakes, but what human being doesn't? I just find it interesting what the sport reveals about human nature. In Tyson's case, he quit in fights in which he was either knocked down or certain to lose. Take the Lewis fight for instance. I thought a well-trained, motivated Tyson would beat the slow, mechanical Lewis. To watch him practically beg Lewis to hit him with the telegraphed right hand so that Tyson could fall in dramatic fashion was just sad to see. It wouldn't surprise me if this pattern of quitting in the ring haunts Tyson today.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:40 AM
 
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Alexus-I see your point but I also think his latest reaction might a deeper look inside his soul since his daughters death. To me, he sounds humbled and sadden. He is a man of extreme emotion, we have many episodes to prove that, so he will carry that burden longer and louder than the average person. Maybe your right, he might ultimately quit life but I hope not.
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