Tyson calls it quits.

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    Tyson calls it quits.



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    Man! That sucks so bad. Mike Tyson used to be a monster, destroying powerful men like they were children, and now - nothing. The article said it best when they called him a shell of his former self. I just wish things would work out for him, but hell nothing will if he doesn't try.
    This may be a little far out there, but I can see Mike killing himself. He's always had mental problems, but after prison he was gooone, and now that it's over for his career (and he's said before in interviews that fighting is all he has and is the only thing he's ever felt happiness from) and he still has all those money issues...maybe I'm way off (hope so) but it's some weird feeling I have.
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    I just don't know what is wrong with this guy.
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    im dissapointed. i grew up 15 years ago looking at the dude on tv and thinking he was flat out 'da man'. I was rooting for him to make some sort of a run at a piece of the 'weak' heavyweight class right now..... but its over.
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    No worries, though--he got $5 million for the fight.
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    He gets almost none of the money after taxes and alimony. Plus he is still $40 million in debt.
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    I don't know why he calls it quits when he has $40M in debt! He can still get paid to lose for a little while longer...Bummer though...he used to be so fun to watch
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    Bummer, I really wanted to see him regain his old form where opponents were scared before he threw the first punch. I used to admire the guy's boxing ability and will miss his pre-fight interviews. I guess it's time for some reality TV or WWE now that he won't fight so he can repay the debt.
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    Its over for "Iron" Mike. I loved him as a fighter but he even admitted he has been fighting to pay bills not because he loved the sport. It's a shame when one of the great ones falls but it was bound to happen. RIP Iron Mike
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    im a big mike tyson fan, but that was the most embarrasing end to a career i have ever seen. to simply quit is terrible. i was a big fan of his and that was really disappointing
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkaz182003
    im a big mike tyson fan, but that was the most embarrasing end to a career i have ever seen. to simply quit is terrible. i was a big fan of his and that was really disappointing
    Yup, and what's worse is that he looked like total crap in the fight. Just a shadow of the condition he was in at his peak.

    Sad.
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    i really was pulling for him too...
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    quit or not, I don't think we have seen the end of Mike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by milwood
    quit or not, I don't think we have seen the end of Mike...
    Maybe we'll see a Tyson Lean Mean Grilling Machine on QVC pretty soon....
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    I Read about it this morning, its to bad. Like said above he used to be a monster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milwood
    quit or not, I don't think we have seen the end of Mike...
    Good point, I heard on JT the Brick's radio show that 6 of the top 10 Pay-Per-View events have been Tyson fights so a lot of people stand to make money off him. Call me crazy, but do you guys believe it's possible he may have thrown this fight and the Danny Williams fight in order to repay some of the debt ? Just a thought since he owes a lot of $$$
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    I was wondering the same thing Iron. I mean, it was like he didn't really even try. Could he have really been so badly out of shape that he truly gave it his all and still bombed? He was just so blithe about his career being over and his entire future in question. Hello?! If I had $40 million in debt I'd swim through hell to pay that off. People "go missing" over debt like that. If nothing else, why not just hold to your obligations and keep fighting to pay what you owe? That would be the stand-up thing to do.
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