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06.20.14 Marina Galperina

On June 27, 1988, Mike Tyson obliterated Michael Spinks in 91 seconds — one of the fasted heavyweight title fight KOs ever. The legendary fight ended with Spinks physically and mentally defeated, slumped on the floor, terrified. Yesterday, The Awl posted a fascinating, passionately-written tidbit about Tyson’s entrance music. While Spinks entered to Kenny Loggins’ “This Is It,” Tyson came out to John Balance […]

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08.03.10 Marina Galperina

In a recent radio interview with ESPN, Mike Tyson revealed that he did this in The Hangover so he can buy drugs. And sell film bootlegs. […]

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07.19.10 Bucky Turco

Gentrification means different things to different people. For Mike Tyson, Brownsville no longer resembles the neighborhood he remembers growing up in and that makes him sad: “This white woman come up, and I’m thinking, Wow. When I was a kid, she would’ve been robbed and raped and left for dead. This is a real strange […]

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05.17.10 Bucky Turco

Street photographer Ricky Powell has some new t-shirts he’s dropping and in this clip, he gives some background about one of the designs featuring Mike Tyson and explains how the jubilant boxer once put him in a headlock at the Palladium in 1986 and posed for a photograph thinking that that Powell was one of […]

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03.17.10 Bucky Turco

Well, that didn’t take long. After Mike Tyson announced he’ll begin filming for a new pigeon racing show to air on Animal Planet, PETA used the opportunity to slam him: “Tyson’s claim to care about pigeons is rather incredulous given that he chooses to tout using them in a ’sport’ that—like horseracing—exposes them to danger […]

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Marina Galperina

The ballroom dancing/paparazzi head pounding former heavyweight champ’s relentless mainstream presence continues. Mike will host “Taking on Tyson,” a pigeon racing show on Animal Planet. The boxer has always loved birds, keeps a few hundred at lofts in NJ and Brooklyn and was originally inspired to box by his pigeons: “I never hurt anybody until somebody […]

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12.14.09 Cajun Boy

This pic of Snoop Dogg and Mike Tyson hanging with Snooki, The Situation, J-Woww and Pauly-D from Jersey Shore was taken backstage at the Spike TV video game awards over the weekend. Good lord this is awesome. In other Snoop news, he’s is making a guest-starring appearance on an upcoming episode of One Life to […]

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11.12.09 Cajun Boy

So last night Mike Tyson was at the United ticket counter at LAX with his young daughter when some overzealous photographer got all up in his grill with a camera. This resulted in the photographer getting punched in the face, hitting the ground and then scurrying off with his tail between his legs, leaving a […]

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