Proving once and for all beyond a shadow of a doubt that things Mike Tyson says can't be trusted, the former heavyweight champ took to Twitter this afternoon to give a quick thought on Manny Pacquiao's win in Macao over Brandon Rios. This is a real thing he said:
Last nights @MannyPacquiao fight was one of the most sensational performances in the history of boxing.— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) November 24, 2013
So, I mean, that's something.
Tyson, 47 (yes, he's younger than Bernard Hopkins), has been featured on HBO programming lately, as he sat in for a round during the Andre Ward-Edwin Rodriguez fight on November 16, and his film Undisputed Truth was a recent HBO Sports project (as well as a joint from Spike Lee!).
There are four possibilities here:
- Mike believes he's an HBO company man, and is spreading the gospel of HBO boxing.
- Mike is getting his mind wrapped around being a promoter, which means grossly overstating everything to the point of it being ridiculous, even when it's actually good or great or truly sensational.
- Mike didn't see the fight.
- Mike has finally lost his mind completely, but not in a bad way.