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Saturday, July 31, 2004

TYSON: THE LONG DECLINE
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You could characterize Mike Tyson's disastrous comeback attempt last night as the once-mighty falling.

Of course, for that to work, you'd have to disregard the last ten years. So it's more proper to view his fourth-round KO by Danny "Who?" Williams as the end of any serious athletic endeavour for Iron Mike.

That doesn't mean he'll disappear completely, though:
He will possibly now go into something called K1 in Japan - a mixture of boxing and kick-boxing that generates serious money.

Most of the participants are not very good and even a shot Mike Tyson can become a star.

So don't rule out seeing him in Tokyo in the near future.
Personally, I think Tyson should have taken a bite out of Williams' ear. Or was he planning on pulling out that maneuver in the fifth or sixth round? If you're mounting a comeback, you might as well pull out all the stops.

As for Williams, he's looking like the Buster Douglas story all over again. He better hope he at least gets a videogame out of this 15 minutes of fame.