Mike Tyson: I Was a Killer, These Guys Are Businessmen

By Terence Dooley

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson wasn’t impressed by the relatively polite and civilised build-up, and the in-ring action, during this weekend’s “Fight Of The Century” between Floyd Mayweather, 48-0 (26), and Manny Pacquiao, 57-6-2 (38), which took place on Saturday night at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Mayweather won solid a twelve round unanimous decision.

The 48-year-old was infamously mean and moody before, during and, occasionally, after his fights; the former fighter turned promoter and pundit bemoaned the lack of devilment on display when speaking to The Daily Telegraph’s Gareth A. Davies.

“It's almost like I'm in, I wouldn't say church, but a library,” stated Tyson.  “Maybe I'm just a Neanderthal.  I wanted to kill the other guy.  I'm a natural born killer.  I want to win in dramatic fashion and hurt people.  They make one guy the good guy and one guy the monster and they sell it and make a lot of money.  Boxing is different from when I boxed.  Those guys are businessmen up there.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BoZz on 05-05-2015

a killer who quit against lewis...tyson is a mentally ill man..don't take him serious

Comment by Champ Is Here on 05-05-2015

Maybe you should have been a businessman Tyson. You blew away 300 mil

Comment by Hougigo on 05-05-2015

Yup, I love fighters nowadays....bidness men

Comment by jiopsi on 05-05-2015

[QUOTE=Reloaded;15647885]Killer = Meathead Businessman = Brains[/QUOTE]Don't know about you, but when I watch boxing, I've expectation to watch killers, rather than money grabbing businessmen.

Comment by Reloaded on 05-05-2015

Killer = Meathead Businessman = Brains

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