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Tyson Review

Movie Review

Tyson: 7 out of 10.

In 1993, I recorded a Tyson documentary entitled "Fallen Champ".  I can't tell you how many times I watched that doc.  Before the Buster Douglas fight, I thought Tyson was invincible.  That was his 38th fight.

We all know what happened next.  Buster Douglas, a rape conviction, jail time, the Holyfield fights and this sour conclusion.  Through all the drama and mayhem, Tyson always came across as a rather sympathetic figure.  This documentary would be exhibit A, and it's mainly just Mike Tyson speaking to the camera.

It's good, but it's not as good as I remember "Fallen Champ" being.  I actually think I still have the old VHS cassette that's hosting "Fallen Champ".  I'm going to go see if I can dig it up.

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