Re: Why was Mike Tyson so popular?
Mike Tyson is the most popular boxer of all time and will be for probably a very long time to come.
IT was his Spartan approach to the sport, unlike the prissy heroes of the sport before him, he entered the ring like a panther hungry with the smell of his next kill.
And the viciousness with which he launched himself in for the kill from the opening bell was something never before seen in boxing.
And the level of skill, speed, power and reflexes, accuracy, timing coupled with that aggression was also never before witnessed. Nearly impossible to hit clean, nearly impossible to evade, nearly impossible to withstand.
For a time, he was considered unlike any fighter before or after.. Invincible!
If it was not for watching Tyson when I was a lad, I probably would never have become interested in boxing at all. I was VERY impressed!
"Enough with the games mate! Your messing with the Grand Master!"