Iron Mike Tyson doesn't have to prove his toughness to anyone. Which gives him a good excuse to start beating up women.
For money, that is. Tyson is already an old hand at beating up women for pleasure. But now he's announced his desire to include female boxers in his list of opponents for his upcoming "World Tour," which kicked off in Youngstown, OH, last week and could range as far as - I don't know - Akron, OH.
Speaking to reporters, Tyson named distinctly non-male boxer Ann Wolfe as someone he'd like to get in the ring, adding, "I'm very serious."
Tyson's "strategy" is a little confusing. Honestly, trying to understand anything Mike Tyson does without simultaneously ingesting copious amounts of crack is just a way to give yourself a low, throbbing feeling around the temples.
That feeling is like Mike Tyson punching you while quoting Arthur Ashe.
Luckily, most people in the boxing world - and world at large - are saner than Mike Tyson.
Wolfe's manager dismissed the suggestion out of hand, pointing out that she would be "outweighed by 60 or 70 pounds."
In his own way, though, Tyson is the most fascinating boxer ever to tie on gloves, step in the ring, and dine on earlobes. As long as he was an unstoppable destroyer, everyone forgave his madness. When he started losing to guys who looked like part-time line cooks, people lost interest. Before he fights a woman, he should consider this: She'd probably beat him up.
PR Play Rating:
3. On the right track