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06-11-2005, 11:08 PM
Mike Tyson quit after the sixth round. I did not see the fight so whoever did, can you tell us what happened? I heard there was a head butt. RIP Mike.
06-11-2005, 11:14 PM
Havent seen any footage, just going of ESPN reports. Tyson started pulling some dirty stuff in the 6th, head butt, arm lock. My guess is he didnt want to be in there anymore and just wanted a DQ. He didnt get it, so he quit.
06-11-2005, 11:36 PM
Basically..he just doesnt like fighting any more. Hes only doing it for the money and he said he just didnt want to be there. I feel bad for the guy
06-12-2005, 01:30 AM
espn.com has a nice little article about the fight...it says he didnt wanna do it anymore and he wants to be a father...
Its kinda sad for this guy. You try not to make excusses for outsiders influencing others cuz everyone is responsible for your own actions, but Tyson was exploited and manipulated. I feel bad for dude.
I always knew it was gonna end tragically for Tyson, of course I was thinking someone was gonna shoot his arse or he would commit suicide...its the end for him.
I hope he lives a peaceful life....
06-12-2005, 01:58 AM
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By TIM DAHLBERG
WASHINGTON (AP) - The end came for Mike Tyson while he was sitting on a stool. The fighter who was once the baddest man on the planet wanted no more.
Looking more like a pathetic, aging fighter than the man who once terrorized the heavyweight division, Tyson's career more than likely ended Saturday night when he quit after the sixth round after desperately trying to foul his way to a win against Kevin McBride.
Nineteen years after he became the youngest heavyweight champion ever, Tyson's stamina, speed and ring skills weren't even enough to beat an Irish journeyman who has never beaten a heavyweight of any note.
"I don't have the stomach for this anymore," Tyson said. "I most likely won't fight anymore. I'm not going to disrespect the sport by losing to this caliber of fighters."
The sixth round was bizarre even by the standards of a fighter once banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield's ears.
Tyson tried to break McBride's arm in the final round, then tried to hit him low. When all else failed he aimed his head at McBride's forehead, butting him and opening a cut next to his left eye.
"I was desperate," Tyson said. "I wanted to win."
When the round ended, though, it wasn't McBride who was in trouble. It was Tyson, pushed to the canvas by his 6-foot-5, 271-pound opponent, with his head stuck between the ropes. Tyson seemed barely able to get up and, when he did, he wobbled to his corner and sat on the stool for one last final time.
"I felt like I was 120 years old," Tyson said.
Trainer Jeff Fenech stroked Tyson's face as referee Joe Cortez came by to ask if he wanted to continue. Tyson didn't, likely bringing an end to a career that began in such spectacular fashion but flamed out amid Tyson's inability to deal with the pressures of being in the spotlight.
(AP) Ireland's Kevin McBride, left, walks away as referee Joe Cortez stands over Mike Tyson in the sixth...
Tyson sat on his stool blankly watching McBride's celebration, a white towel draped over his shoulder. When he got up to congratulate his opponent, McBride kissed him on the left cheek.
"I could have gone on but I thought I was getting beat," Tyson said. "I don't think I have it anymore."
It was the third loss in the last four fights for Tyson, who was trying to fight his way out of $40 million in debt and back into contention in a wide open heavyweight division. But, just as he did against Danny Williams last July, he faded badly as the rounds went on and tried to resort to street fouls to turn the tide against McBride.
Tyson was winning, ahead 57-55 on two scorecards and behind by the same score on a third when he quit But the fight had clearly changed and McBride had taken over and it only figured to get uglier as it went on.
The Associated Press had the fight even, 56-56.
(AP) Ireland's Kevin McBride, left, embraces Mike Tyson after defeating him in their heavyweight bout,...
"You're smart too late and old too soon," Tyson said. "I just got caught up in that suction cup. I feel like Rip Van Winkle right now."
The 38-year-old Tyson was a huge favorite over McBride and won the early rounds, landing some big punches to the body and head that didn't seem to have much of an effect on McBride. But as the fight went on, it was McBride landing the bigger punches as Tyson desperately tried to score a knockout.
Tyson was weary by the fifth round and, in the sixth, he was taking punishment from McBride. He tried to get back in the fight by hitting McBride with low blows, then appeared to try to break his arm, much as he once did against Francois Botha.
Cortez warned Tyson after he grabbed McBride's arm, telling him "I don't want any more fighting with the arms, understand?"
When the action resumed, Tyson then head-butted McBride, forcing Cortez to stop the fight briefly to allow McBride to recover and to penalize Tyson two points.
(AP) Mike Tyson, right, reaches toward Ireland's Kevin McBride in sixth round of their heavyweight bout,...
"He tried to break my arm and he butted me," McBride said. "That's the rough stuff in boxing."
In a career filled with tremendous highs and terrible lows, Tyson reached a new low in the loss to McBride, who came into the fight with no credentials.
Tyson (50-6) was a shell of the fighter he once was, throwing wild punches and trying to knock out McBride with each shot. But McBride (33-4-1) took the punches and came back with some of his own and Tyson gradually began wearing down.
"It was the opportunity of a lifetime," McBride said.
Tyson was tentative in the early going, showing little of the aggressiveness that once made him a feared fighter. McBride stood right in front of him, but Tyson was content to land only one punch at a time, perhaps remembering how he ran out of gas in his previous fights.
(AP) Mike Tyson, right, battles Ireland's Kevin McBride in the fifth round of their heavyweight bout,...
"There's no rush," said after the first round.
But it turned out there was a rush as Tyson faded just as he did against Williams. That loss was blamed on torn cartilage in Tyson's leg, but it was clear even to the pro-Tyson crowd of 15,472 at the MCI Center on this night that Tyson was a shot fighter.
McBride towered over Tyson and weighed 38 pounds more than the former champion. But he had been knocked out four times by lesser fighters and wasn't expected to give Tyson much of a fight.
"This win was for the pride of Ireland," McBride said. "I proved everyone wrong tonight."
Tyson got some prefight guidance from Muhammad Ali, who visited him in the dressing room. But even The Greatest couldn't do anything for the conditioning and reflexes of a fighter who really hasn't beaten a top heavyweight since he defeated Razor Ruddock 14 years ago.
(AP) Ireland's Kevin McBride celebrates his heavyweight victory over Mike Tyson, Saturday, June 11,...
Tyson was paid $5 million for the fight, which was on the low end of purses he has made in his career. After his creditors got $2 million, the IRS got its cut and his ex-wife got $750,000, so there wasn't much left for the fighter.
Tyson still owes nearly $40 million and there were plans for him to fight up to seven times to pay off the debt. But those plans didn't include Tyson taking the kind of beating that McBride was beginning to administer to him in the fifth and sixth rounds.
06-12-2005, 04:59 PM
Mike still managed to buy a 2.1 million dollar house in Paradise Valley in spite of the $21 million owed to the IRS. Not bad for a guy who's "broke"...
"Tyson's probably didn't care who watched because he moved a step closer to regaining the heavyweight title and paying off his $21 million in remaining debt. Monica Turner, Tyson's ex-wife, said yesterday that she waived her rights to $750,000 from the fighter's $5.5 million purse, and she won't collect any of the remaining $6.6 million in unpaid alimony and child support Tyson owes her until he gets a fight with a payout of more than $7 million. Turner said Tyson will take home about $2 million for fighting McBride, after the Internal Revenue Service takes about 45 percent in taxes and more than $1 million in expenses are paid.
According to documents filed with a U.S. bankruptcy court last month, Tyson was expected to receive only $250,000, with most of the after-taxes purse going to Turner and his creditors.
"I want him to get back to where he needs to be," said Turner, who left her job as a pediatric resident at Georgetown University Medical Center to take over the fighter's business affairs. "The kids and I aren't getting anything from this fight."
His current lifestyle is far from desperate. He recently put down $420,000 on a Paradise Valley home valued at $2.1 million.
Like everybody else, Tyson says he is surprised at his ability to buy the house despite the bankruptcy filing, which then listed his debts at $40 mil- lion.
"I don't know," Tyson said. "I got this financial guy. But, hey, I couldn't believe it, either."
06-12-2005, 07:31 PM
Tyson probably protected his money like OJ. Nicole's parents haven't received a dime AFAIK.
06-14-2005, 11:59 AM
Tyson couldn't reach the ears, so here he is doing a little nipple biting:
I watched the entire fight and as a longtime Tyson supporter (mainly bc of his larger than life status when I was a child) I was just disappointed in the fight. He was a shell of his former self, biting his gloves like he did as an amateur. I couldn't believe what I was watching.
He came out nearly every round looking for a knockout and after about 30 seconds, he would tire and be ineffective the rest of the round.
This McBride character looked like a washed up boxer as well. No real power, lethargic, goofy look on his face the entire fight. They were actually showing highlights of the previous round as the announcer said he wouldn't get off his stool.
I was just really disappointed in everything that went down that fight. That is the last fight I will ever watch Tyson in, although it might be his last anyways.
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