Tyson and Holyfield look to take a bite out of crime!
Why should we have expected anything other than a very strange line from the man who has brought us a myriad of ‘’say what” comments over the years. Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield appeared together on the Opera Winfrey Show, and Tyson made a concerted effort to praise his former rival by saying ”This is a beautiful guy. I just want you to know it’s just been a pleasure being acquainted with you.” Not sure two fights and one ear biting incident fall under the acquainted category, but we must consider the source. For his part, Holyfield said he wanted to appear on the show with Tyson to demonstrate to youths caught up in violence that they can turn their lives around and that reconciliation is always possible, saying, ”We can come together, we know you can come together. ” I don’t mean to put a damper on this most recent Opra love fest, but why would anyone see either Mike Tyson or Evander Holyfield as anything close to a role model? Tyson went to the big house for ”allegedly” raping a beauty contestant, and beat up women and stole their purse as a youth, while Holyfield turned impregnating women into a hobby and robbed his kids of a natural child raising enviornment. Please, hold off on your line about Holyfield being there financially for his kids. Paying child support to 9 children by 7 different mothers does not make Evander a candidate for father of the year. It makes him a candidate for safe sex education classes. Holyfield does earn points for making a confession, admitting Tyson wasn’t the only person on the show with a history of using his teeth as a weapon. Evander claims, during his younger days, he bit his siblings as a way to get out of headlocks. Whatever happened to the good old fashion kick to the groin? I’m happy that these two one-time great pugilists were able to use Oprah’s show to display their respect for one another, but in all due respect guys, stop with the preaching of Christian values and role model rhetoric. It’s a tougher sell than Rush Limbaugh’s attempt to buy the Rams, and we all know how that turned out.