In this throwback post, we take a look at Iron Mike’s 1990 destruction of Henry Tillman, where he knocks him out with a savage right hook. The fight lasted just one round. Whomp, whomp, whomp…
In his prime, Mike was the baddest dude on the planet. There hasn’t been a fighter who captivated the public at large since Tyson in his heyday. Yes, Floyd Mayweather was a huge pay-per-view draw and a masterful self-promoter, but he wasn’t Mike Tyson.
Mayweather is a guy you could fight in an alley and leave with a busted lip and a black eye. You throw hands with Iron Mike outside a bar, chances of death are high.
Tyson, in a way only Mike Tyson could, g-checked Floyd before the infamous Mayweather vs. Pacquiao “Fight of the Century” after Floyd likened himself to Muhammad Ali. “If he was anywhere near that level of greatness, he’d be able to take his kids to school by himself…he’s a little scared man. He’s a very small, scared man.”
Mike Tyson never needed security. He was security. His life has been a rollercoaster. He made and lost more money than most people will see in 10 lifetimes. He did some time in the bing for a rape he may or may not have committed. He got the world’s loudest face tat. It hasn’t been a smooth ride for Mike. But he’s spent the last few years transforming himself from trouble-prone, washed-up boxer into a quasi-respectable member of society. So, power to him; a man already blessed with incredible power.