Mike Tyson Interview On Oprah Show
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If You Missed Mike Tyson's Interview On Oprah, You Need To Watch It. Seriously.

10/13/09 in Boxing   |   Pat   |   5229 respect


Mike Tyson's Oprah interview was absolutely amazing. If you missed it, you can watch it in it's entirety above. Mike looks like he has gained an incredible amount of perspective over the years, and although he still seems a little off, it's like he's a completely different person from the guy he was a few years ago.

If you have a few minutes, watch the interview, and give your thoughts on the new Tyson.


Mike Tyson On Oprah [World Star Hip Hop]
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4/17/10   |   myrna_ventura   |   1214 respect

afterj wrote:
I think Mike went wrong as soon as he left Runey, for King

I believe it's one of the reasons he was so uncontrolled in his persona LOL.

4/17/10   |   myrna_ventura   |   1214 respect

Debi_L wrote:
I did watch the interview in it's entirety on Oprah (yes I admit it) and was impressed at the level of honesty in his answers.  Yes, he roughed up first wife, whatsername.  No, he wasn't sorry for the ear bite.  He adores women and wants to put them on a pedestal and worship them, then dominate them completely in a sexual fashion.  He is still "not all there" in my opinion, but he says he has a new perspective on life and I can respect him for that.  And yes, the loss of a child can change a person's life.  It was one of the few interviews Oprah has done I'll remember for a long long time.

Ditto LOL

4/17/10   |   myrna_ventura   |   1214 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:
Mike has always been, complex, conflicted, troubled, tragic and smarter than his public persona might suggest.  He is scarred on a very deep level and people I know, who knew him growing up believe he was molested during his 1st stint in Juvenile Detention and saw he 1st version of 'Iron Mike' emerge soon after as a defense mechanism.  I hope he is coming to a better place in his life.

I believe so LOL   and from his past experience from his childhood to his adult years of age, he has become a  more complex personality.

4/17/10   |   myrna_ventura   |   1214 respect

pizzlewizzle wrote:
Losing your child, especially so young, is officially the worst thing that can happen to you. Pray for him, he will always remember her.

Same sentiments LOL

10/15/09   |   fortzach

There's just something that still isn't believable about this. Come on, has everyone forgotten what a monster this guy is? Yeah, he can go on Oprah and put on a show, and you can't help but feel sorry for any father who loses a child, but Mike Tyson is still Mike Tyson, he isn't the soft spoken, polite figure we saw on Oprah. For a further look at my take, check out my blog, Athletes Behaving Badly. Maybe it will help to remind a few people of the kind of person that Tyson made himself into. I welcome comments and discussion, and am looking forward to his reappearance with Holyfield on Friday.

10/14/09   |   pat21buriram

Debi_L wrote:
I did watch the interview in it's entirety on Oprah (yes I admit it) and was impressed at the level of honesty in his answers.  Yes, he roughed up first wife, whatsername.  No, he wasn't sorry for the ear bite.  He adores women and wants to put them on a pedestal and worship them, then dominate them completely in a sexual fashion.  He is still "not all there" in my opinion, but he says he has a new perspective on life and I can respect him for that.  And yes, the loss of a child can change a person's life.  It was one of the few interviews Oprah has done I'll remember for a long long time.

wow!!!!

10/14/09   |   Debi_L   |   11776 respect

wrote:
Debi, was there a discussion of his rape and going to jail. Was he sorry for that?

I am seriously interested in knowing without being subjected to an hour of Oprah.

The rape wasn't discussed specifically.  He referred to his time in jail, but wasn't specific about it. From what I remember, he talked more about how the time in jail changed his perspective on life and changed how her represented himself as a boxer.  He did say in many cases he did or said what was expected of him, but it wasn't sincere or heartfelt.  I respect him for being honest, but I don't believe he is a "good" person.

10/13/09   |   pizzlewizzle   |   224 respect

dumpsterdave6 wrote:
Don't worry about pizzlewizzle, he's the biggest dope I've ran into on here, and that's saying something. He PQ's just about everything and never has a legitimate thought.

No. Wordsmith is off his meds. And I know you, Dumpsterdive6. Your the guy with no sense of sarcasm. I have some legitimate thoughts about you! And Tebow did play huh? Just like Aikman.

10/13/09   |   pizzlewizzle   |   224 respect

wrote:

So I am still waiting to see what was soooo wrong with what I said.  You thought they were bad enough to rate a Poor Quality. What was it?

You may want to look at your own comments and in the mirror before you start throwing around the word "hater".  And be careful of accusing fellow posters of being on or off meds. That's very offensive.

You really are glad that something horrible happened to him, huh? You see it as justice right? You think he deserved to have this happen to him because of what he did in the past right? That's spiteful.

10/13/09   |   pizzlewizzle   |   224 respect

pizzlewizzle wrote:
When are you going on Rome to talk like that? Don't be a hater. I don't gotta answer to what I rate. Who are you, that I owe you an explaination for anything? Are you off your meds?

I know what I am. Are you glad his daughter died, as a way of paying him back for raping someone? That's the impression I get. Your avatar offends me. Are you exploiting women? That's rape.

10/13/09   |   dumpsterdave6   |   1 respect

wrote:

So I am still waiting to see what was soooo wrong with what I said.  You thought they were bad enough to rate a Poor Quality. What was it?

You may want to look at your own comments and in the mirror before you start throwing around the word "hater".  And be careful of accusing fellow posters of being on or off meds. That's very offensive.

Don't worry about pizzlewizzle, he's the biggest dope I've ran into on here, and that's saying something. He PQ's just about everything and never has a legitimate thought.

10/13/09   |   lilkeithw   |   3 respect

afterj wrote:
I think Mike went wrong as soon as he left Runey, for King

he went wrong after D'amato died

10/13/09   |   bamf528   |   12 respect

Iron Mike is my favorite boxer of all time! To this day I still haven't been able to beat him in Mike Tyson's Punch Out on the old school Nintendo.

10/13/09   |   pizzlewizzle   |   224 respect

(Edited by pizzlewizzle)

When are you going on Rome to talk like that? Don't be a hater. I don't gotta answer to what I rate. Who are you, that I owe you an explaination for anything? Are you off your meds?

10/13/09   |   Debi_L   |   11776 respect

I did watch the interview in it's entirety on Oprah (yes I admit it) and was impressed at the level of honesty in his answers.  Yes, he roughed up first wife, whatsername.  No, he wasn't sorry for the ear bite.  He adores women and wants to put them on a pedestal and worship them, then dominate them completely in a sexual fashion.  He is still "not all there" in my opinion, but he says he has a new perspective on life and I can respect him for that.  And yes, the loss of a child can change a person's life.  It was one of the few interviews Oprah has done I'll remember for a long long time.

10/13/09   |   afterj   |   12 respect

I think Mike went wrong as soon as he left Runey, for King

10/13/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Mike has always been, complex, conflicted, troubled, tragic and smarter than his public persona might suggest.  He is scarred on a very deep level and people I know, who knew him growing up believe he was molested during his 1st stint in Juvenile Detention and saw he 1st version of 'Iron Mike' emerge soon after as a defense mechanism.  I hope he is coming to a better place in his life.

10/13/09   |   pizzlewizzle   |   224 respect

(Edited by pizzlewizzle)

Losing your child, especially so young, is officially the worst thing that can happen to you. Pray for him, he will always remember her.