Toronto Mike

Open Letter To Mike Tyson

Open Letter To Mike Tyson

Hi Mike, it's another Mike here.  Unheralded British heavyweight Danny Williams knocked you out in the fourth round last night.  Your professional record is now 50-5-2, but this is your first ever loss in a non-title fight.  I'm begging you to hang up the gloves for good before you've completely erased any memory of your glory years.

I realize this latest comeback was for purely financial reasons and that you're $38 million in debt, but losing badly to a no-name has further tarnished your already tarnished career.  I'm old enough to remember when you were unbeatable.  I remember when you were the baddest man on the planet and punished all challengers.  I remember playing your Punch Out video game on the old 8-bit Nintendo console and having a heck of a time beating you.  I remember you wasting your first 37 opponents, usually in the first or second round by knockout.  Your 38th fight was against Buster Douglas and that was the begining of a splippery slope in the wrong direction.  Now you're 38 years old and a pathetic shadow of your former self.  End your career before it's too late!

It's been sad watching your tragic fall from grace.  You could have gone down in history as one of the best but instead you're known now for your soap operatic lifestyle that's littered with prison time, court appearances and massive debt.  End your career at 50-5-2 while I still have memories of the youngest-ever heavyweight champion of the world.

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