Subscriber Services Weather

Burnett's Urban Etiquette

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

And he'll bite your ears and eat your babies for a fee too...

The last thing wife beaters - the criminals, not the t-shirts - needed was inspiration that it was possible to carry on within the boundaries of the law.

And then former heavyweight boxing champ "Iron" Mike Tyson (and his handlers, most likely) came up with this gem, according to published reports:

Tyson to fight a woman?
Mike Tyson said fans should not expect much of a fight when he steps back into the ring.
But the 40-year-old former heavyweight champ promised an entertaining show Friday night when he launches the ''Mike Tyson's World Tour'' in Youngstown, Ohio.
At a news conference at an Italian restaurant in Strongsville, Ohio, Tyson said he would likely go just four rounds and that future stops on the tour might include bouts with women, possibly professional boxer Ann Wolfe.
Wolfe, from Waco, Texas, is 21-1 with 15 knockouts.
''She's such a prominent, dominant woman in the boxing field,'' Tyson said.
When asked if he was joking about fighting women, Tyson said, ``I'm very serious.''
Russ Young, a promoter for Wolfe, said such a bout will never happen.
''That's the first we've heard of it,'' Young said. ``No state would sanction that. She would be outweighed by 60 to 70 pounds. Ann would never entertain the idea.''
Tyson said the tour was meant to be fun and raise money for charity.
''It's all fun. I'm not Mike Tyson,'' he said, referring to the fierce boxer whose career was upended by a prison term. ``I'm not 20 years old. I'm not going to smash anybody. I'm not going to talk about smashing anybody's brains.''


  • I've been watching old Tyson highlight films at YouTube. Best heavyweight ever.

    Kind of a dumbass, though.

    By Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt, at 2:53 PM  

  • I agree. Watching the guy is like watching poetry, but listening to him and watching him outside the ring? Different story altogether.

    Thanks for coming by.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 2:59 PM  

  • Please tell me that there is no way any woman would be dumb enough to step into a ring with him...

    By Blogger QofD, at 10:16 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home