Non-Cartoon Related – Mike Tyson

I know this has nothing to do with humorous art or cartooning, but I ran across some videos of Mike Tyson in his prime, and it brought back some very fond memories. You can usually find a good example of prime essay to take inspiration from. If you’re a boxing or MMA fan, you can appreciate the spectacular power and fighting prowess of Mike Tyson when he was at his peak. Many who suffered under his pile-driving power described his punches as “mule kicks”. While I’ve never been kicked by a mule, my guess is it ranks high among all things unpleasant. My father and I would make his fights major events in our home, complete with pizza, chicken wings, beer, and no shortage of child-like anticipation. I remember vividly the Tyson/Spinks fight. Tyson entered the ring looking very angry, and Spinks looked very concerned. I’d gone out to grab a cold beer from the refrigerator, along with a plate of entirely unhealthy food, and when I planted my butt back on the couch, it had already ended. Michael Spinks was horizontal, looking much like what I imagine Rip Van Winkle must have looked like after waking from a twenty year unintentional slumber. It took a few seconds to realize that it was already over, that Michael Spinks hadn’t tripped while entering the ring and bonked his head, that Mike Tyson had used Spinks’s face as a catcher’s mitt for fastball fists. Great memories! Now back to cartooning!

About billabbottcartoons

Published, licensed humorous artist. My work has appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, Harvard Business Review, Medical Economics, American Fitness, Long Island Business Journal, Illinois Busness Journal, and many more. Additionally, my work has been published in greeting cards by various companies around the world including Hallmark UK..
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One Response to Non-Cartoon Related – Mike Tyson

  1. Subwaysurfer says:

    Watching Mike Tyson in those early days was like watching an animated cartoon. His fights ended so fast they seemed almost scripted. When I used to watch him I used to think to myself”this is what it must have been like waaaaaay back in the day to see Jack Dempsey” I considered Mike “Jack Dempsey dipped in chocolate”.He was like a breath of fresh air and I’m soooo sorry his demons got the best of him at the end of his career. Mike doesn’t deserve the ridicule leveled at him, though. He’s one of boxings greatest champions. He just needed Cus in his life a little longer to fully develop. LORDY what a champion he could’ve been had Cus lived just a little longer!


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