Would never start a fight, but love channeling that intensity, power in the boxing ring. (Cosd'amato)
High expectations to be the Heavy Weight Championship
Feeding the fire feel the flames. watching constantly old boxing matches, ferorisity, dedication, character, in the greats (Ali, Marciano, dempsey). Having the right people at your corner, manager/guardian and woman. "Burning like a Good Humor in July"-
The anticipation and yearning to put "leather on face" with every punch. celebrity champion from around the world, meeting leaders and parades held for him, merchandising and advertising.
Having a fighting mindset to punch so hard it goes right through their head. Speed and accuracy of the devil. My job was to hurt people. As soon as I come in the in know how to defeat them psychologically, feeling the leather piercing through my knuckles, I know how to defeat them, closer to the ring the more confident, godly and unbeatable, all eyes on the opponent. Waiting for any small mistake, capitalize and break their spirit. Undisputed greatest fighter mentality.
Uncontrollable urges, away from the camera and in control in front of the camera. Champion in the ring, unstable out the ring personal life, unbalanced atmosphere, hectic, beastly, chaotic, his domain, his control, his expectations.
Defeats came with being unprepared, overconfident, untrained and his personal lifestyle got to him. - first loss to Buster Douglas
Downward spiral of mentality with the loss of wife, manager, and rape allegations. Hard to trust again.
lost faith in god, treated badly in prison, challenged how tough guy he really was. The derrangement, insanity, going through his mind. Went from extreme Muslim use of hatred to the world to more humble islam.
Found inspirations in Mao and Che, got tattoos. Different atmosphere, more hated, feeling paranoia, lashing at people. Regained title to loses it again.
"Leaches" of whom surrounded him, money loss and indorsements etc. Blacked Out- I don't remember,
Undisciplined fight uncontrollable urge of insanity to hurt- holyfield vs Tyson 2. (ear biting).- loss his boxing license.
they call me trash, let them call me trash, I'll be a angelic trash.
Relentless, won't be knocked down
We are like mercenaries we need that money, when we need to throw down we throw down.
Mike Tyson vs Kevin McBride- loss & retirement
I don't have it in my stomach anymore, I am not an animal anymore, tired if fighting.
Addictions & void.
He had incredible skill & was an undeniable power force in professional boxing but his character & personal life has a bit to be desired for.
By the end of it I was so frustrated with its format it just didn't help you connect with him at all. Maybe good for the fans but ultimately nothing much.