Only hardcore boxing fans will know who Al Haymon due to his elusive nature concerning his dealings in the world of boxing but he is a Harvard educated power broker who helped build the Floyd Mayweather empire. Now if he could use his influence to get the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao all would be right in the world.
Don King is almost as famous as the boxing matches he promotes. Recall “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila,” with boxing stars such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Mike Tyson. This Saturday Don King has a heavyweight bout scheduled in Las Vegas with Deontay Wilder going at it with Bermane Stiverne. Don King joined Bloomberg’s Pimm Fox from Las Vegas to discuss the state of boxing, his upcoming fight and the news today of a potential Mayweather-Pacquiao fight this year. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Jeff interviews author John Potash, topics include: the corrupt oligarchy, Tupac Shakur, Tupac was an an activist before becoming a rapper, FBI war on Tupac Shakur, Black Panthers as community activists, Huey Newton, Black Panther Cubs, Mike Tyson, entrapment, targeting of political musicians, Death Row Records was a US intelligence front, conspiracy and cover up, MK Ultra, CIA and drugs, Afghanistan, Kurt Cobain, Jimmi Hendrix, and much more.
Kind of ironic, that Iron Mike makes this statement in face of his recent interview in which he snapped at a Canadian television host for calling him a ‘convicted rapist’. Here he is in much better spirits with talk show host Peter Bailey where they discuss the current state of boxing, his thoughts on love, and the violence plaguing Chicago.
This is a real ironic commercial because supposedly Mike Tyson’s bodyguard is the one who shot 50 Cent nine times and was then killed three weeks later. This is being debated in the youtube comments but hey if they are worrying about it why should we? Anyway check out the parody of The Hangover these guys cooked up for Street King in the name of filming a billion Africans.
The guy who applied Tyson’s face tattoo back in 2003 is S. Victor Whitmill — who claims he not only created the design, but copyrighted it as well.
Being a professional athlete and making millions of dollars does not guarantee success in other endeavors outside of sports. Here is a revealing list of 15 Athletes that have lost it all…. courtesy of CNBC
For a while, no boxer on earth was as feared as “Iron Mike” Tyson. The powerful puncher won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, some of which took place during the first round. He quickly became the heavyweight champion of the world, but in 1992 he was convicted of sexual assault and served three years in prison. When he got out, no amount of comeback matches could get him back his mojo, and after biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a 1997 fight, Tyson was disqualified. He never again won another championship.