Monday, November 12, 2012
Sports Illustated With Mike Tyson - January 6, 1986
A young and untainted Mike Tyson. He was still optimistic about his future. The world was his for the taking. You can see the newness of it all in his eyes and in his smile. Once Don King and Robin Givens entered the picture the smile would evolve into a sneer and the eyes began to reveal a simmering hate. This young Mike Tyson was the fighter I enjoyed watching. With Cus D'Amato as his trainer, he remained a disciplined fighter. This Mike Tyson was on the verge of becoming one of the greatest Heavyweight Champions in boxing history. At any point in his career he was as devastating and intimidating as any heavyweight before or since.
I know that Mike Tyson lives with regret. You can hear it in his voice and see it in his eyes. He wants to correct things. He's looking for peace. I wish him well!