June 09, 2002


A SAD, PAINFUL BEATING: "Iron Mike" barely landed a punch in last night's Lewis-Tyson fight. That raging animal-- let's face it, we paid the Pay-Per-View fees to see if he'd go crazy again-- was like a kitten, and was a good sportsman afterwords, to boot. It's almost as if he's only an effective fighter when he's unhinged. (In Holyfield-Tyson II, Tyson came out powerfully in the third round and seemed to be winning for the first time in the match-- then he started biting, and got disqualified.)

The guy sure can take a punch. It hurt to watch many of the hits he took from Lewis. By the time he went down in the eighth, he was a bloody mess. Before the fight, we (those I watching the fight with) were repeating John Derbyshire's line about Lennox Lewis, "unlike Mike Tyson," being "clearly a member of the human race." At the end, everyone just felt sorry for Tyson.

Posted by John Tabin at June 9, 2002 04:08 PM