Originally Posted by Derranged
I heard a story that Mike Tyson is actually four years older than he claims to be.
I've looked all over the net and posted this question in boxingscene history. Nothing.
Here are a few more
-Juan Manuel Marquez has an accounting degree
-All of Holyfield's 11 kids have names beginning with E
-Niccolino Locche smoked throughout his his career & even took sneaky puffs in between rounds
-Kostya Tszyu used to stand on his head for extended periods of time. Like the Shaolin Monks do in training
-Barrera has a steel plate in his head (still not sure of the reason it was inserted)
-Tommy Oosthuizen's dad is the local town drunk where I live. He's a former boxer and beats people up at the local bar. I personally haven't seen him sober, ever.
-Marquez lost his first professional bout by DQ, and found out the doctor (or the referee, can't recall) owned a piece of his opponent. He had to delay his pro debut by three years because of a spinal injury.
-Andre Ward said Tim Bradley was one of his toughest opponents as an amateur.