This is a great book by a great writer. The story of those of fought Mike Tyson at his peak is as intriguing and compelling as the gradual demise and self destruction of the once great champion. The book provides an insight into the lives of a selection of Tyson's opponents circa 1986-1989. It documents their rise to contender status and their subsequent fall post Tyson. From the astonishing claims of the now deceased Trevor Berbick through to the heart warming tale of Pinklon Thomas, this book is highly recommended.
An excellent read. The self-destructive nature of Mike Tyson is mirrored in his opponents. Brings to life the lack of discipline in Mike Tyson's life. He was a puppet, who fought in a "Bum of the Month" freakshow. The author brings to life with his illustration of "Terrible" Tim Witherspoon,Mitch Green and Tony Tubbs and many other unfortunates. Each fighter had a story of which unfortunately included "Iron Mike" Tyson.
thoroughly enjoyed. an interesting angle to approach the Tyson myth from and a great accompaniment to his recently published blockbuster autobiography, which I wasn't a fan of. It looks at the lives and careers of some of the men who fought him - I remember watching these fights on ITV as a kid with my Dad and found the backstories provided here fascinating.