Re: What Fighter's Downfall Saddened You The Most?
Definitely Mike Tyson. I wasn't happy watching him perpetuate the image of the monster that the media feverishly created, so he could still sell himself in the sport. Young Mike Tyson was a complimentary fighter of his opponent and he wasn't the animal that people made him out to be.
The begining of the end for me came just before he pulled out of a fight against Ruddock in Edmonton that was scheduled for September 1989. We all know what happened in Tokyo after that.
What's worse is the fact that the Robin Givens circus was in full bloom and his dedication to training was diminishing rapidly. Just to imagine the embarrassment of the 20/20 interview with Barbara Walters is a painful memory.