Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: western new york
Sorry BB I have to throw in a few fun facts for Tyson. Fatherless, and a burn out for a Mom, Tyson had a serious case of misdirection as a child. He was sent to a reform school in the Catskills when he came across Cus D'Amato who was the local boxing club owner. Amato took him in and taught him discipline and later adopted him after his mother died. Tyson showed to be a "natural" at boxing and soon began a storybook career. D'Amato had a coaching/managing core that kept things simple and respected their fighters as people and not money making machines. As his career, talent, and competitive ability grew he lost D'Amato who Tyson viewed as his father and role model. Shortly after that he began to attract the "no goods" of boxing, the blood suckers that live off of human blood and didn't have no interest in the "person" but only what that person can do for them. Enter Don King, the top vampire. Don King slithered into Tysons life and started the corruption right away. Showing Tyson the other side of fame and fortune (homes, cars, clubs/nightlife and women) he soon gained the trust of the young man and convinced him to do away with his original coaching/managing core and go with his. Soon Tyson began a downward spiral of life and everthing that D'Amato taught him about respect, positive lifestyle and keeping a low profile soon went out the window. Sure Tyson still got into a little bit of hot water here and there when under the careful watch of D'Amato but soon faced prison time, millions and millions of dollars lost and a bad name and reputation that was all the handy work of Don King and his band of vampires that used Tyson all up until he had nothing left but a bad name/rep and hard core attitude. I do believe that if Tyson kept his core camp from the very beginning alot of the bad @$$ Tyson stuff may have been kept at least to a simmer and not a boil. There are alot of crooked promoters/managers in the boxing world and some (boxers) stay away and some go for it. But the choice for any action is usually the boxers. My 02 cents................yeah I guess the choices he made in life can make him dumb but lets not tell him though LOL
Last edited by timberghost; 12-18-2011 at 11:54 AM.