Tyson on Mayweather…

Tyson on Mayweather…

Unless you’re living in triple decker under an Irish family with 3 daughters in step dance class, you probably have heard about the fight this weekend. For me, Pacquiao vs. Mayweather invokes all the feelings that Hagler vs. Leonard did back in the 80’s and for others, it may bring them back to Ali vs. Fraser in the 70’s. Both fighters stories begin immersed in considerable adversity like many fighters before them but, that’s where any similarities end. Simply put, Mayweather is over the top conceded, flashy and brash while Pacquiao is considered a working man….someone who quietly brings his lunch pail to the ring and let’s his fists do the talking. This difference in approach stirs passionate arguments about the sport and it’s integrity…some enjoy showmanship while others despise it. Honestly, I think which side you land on is undoubtably linked to your own personality traits which is why people get so stirred up over big fights. Pacquiao is my guy, the same as Hagler was and Frazier would have been if I had been alive at the time. Enter Mike Tyson, at his very core the prototypical working mans fighter regardless of the controversy that followed him, he will always be my favorite heavyweight.

Hey Mike … Tell us how you really feel about Mayweather….



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