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Art Vandelay
02-26-2009, 07:48 PM
New Mike Tyson Documentary Features Exclusive Interviews With Super Macho Man, King Hippo

AUSTIN, TX—A new documentary titled Punched Out!!: The Mike Tyson Story, which follows the legendary boxer's career from his debut as a challenger to the infamous DREAM FIGHT!! against Little Mac in 1987, will premiere at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival.
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Ten of Tyson's most well-known opponents are interviewed in the film, with Von Kaiser, Soda Popinski, Don Flamenco, King Hippo, and others reminiscing about the boxer's career.
"Tyson was the best," said Mario, the referee who officiated every WVBA boxing match ever. "Most challengers couldn't even land a punch on him. They'd be knocked to the ground by a single blow, TKO'd within the first round, and forced to travel back to Hollywood to fight Super Macho Man again to qualify."
Running 144 minutes without pauses, the documentary follows Tyson through the MINOR, MAJOR, and WORLD CIRCUITS, where his fighting took him to faraway and exotic places, including Tokyo, Spain, the USSR, and Hippo Island.
Director Kazuo Yoneyama incorporates highlights from Tyson's storied career, including footage of the boxer blocking Great Tiger's Magic Punch instead of trying to dodge it, landing a knockout while fending off Piston Honda's devastating Bonzai Attack, and defeating Mr. Sandman even though all his friends said it was the most impossible thing ever.
"MY BODY [WAS] JUST SO TOTALLY COOL," a wistful Super Macho Man said during promotional interviews. Twenty years after his heyday, the clinically depressed former bodybuilder is confined to a wheelchair, the result of medical complications arising from the weight of his enormous upper torso bearing down upon his tiny legs.
Also sobering is the fate of Tyson's first-ever opponent, French boxer Glass Joe (0-99), one of the few boxers who could not be interviewed for the film, as the thousands of devastating blows he took to his head and body over the course of his career rendered him incapacitated in 1993. Glass Joe achieved his reluctant fame by telling Tyson to "MAKE IT QUICK...I WANT TO RETIRE" between the first and second round of their fight, an irony noted by the director.
Painstakingly editing thousands of hours of eight-bit footage from classic matches, director Kazuo Yoneyama uses a vivid yet somewhat primitive palate of 64 colors to portray Tyson as a talented but poorly defined boxing savant.
"Tyson was the toughest fighter in the boxing game at the time, but he was also the first fighter to pay attention to patterns and warning signals," Yoneyama said. "Before he came on the scene, no one realized that opponents sometimes raise their eyebrows or twinkle the gem in the middle of their turban immediately before throwing a punch."
Tyson himself admits that it was his incessant blinking—the only time he showed any weakness in the ring—that ultimately lead to his demise.
According to the film, Tyson went 31-1 with 27 knockouts, ultimately losing the heavyweight championship to the 107-pound Little Mac, a 17-year-old Bronx native. Mac, who was coached and managed by the legendary Doc, was known for his abnormally small stature and his limited arsenal, throwing only three kinds of punches throughout his career. He is also recognized as the first boxer ever to wear a tank top in the ring.
Tyson and Mac's infamous fight lasted two minutes and 59 seconds into the third round, the longest boxing match in WVBA history. The victory is known for having as many descriptions as there were witnesses.
Though Mac was revered for his unlikely victory, the documentary is unsympathetic toward the boxer, who was eventually embroiled in a number of scandals, including suspicion of using performance-enhancing drugs to gain health between the first and second rounds. Experts have claimed his workout regimen of merely jogging behind his bicycle-mounted coach would not have been sufficient to build the strength he displayed in the ring.
Tyson was also accused of purposely causing a clock glitch in his match against Glass Joe in order to break the KO time record, and there was the infamous "password" scandal, U.S. Supreme Court case number 007-373-5963, in which Mac was accused of unfairly skipping all the boxers and going directly to Tyson.
Yoneyama chose to leave Tyson's successor, Mr. Dream, out of the documentary, calling him "a copycat" and "an embarrassment to the sport."
The film is premiering in the SXSW Film Festival's documentary competition alongside Exciting Bikes, a documentary that explores many of the unanswered questions about motocross races of the 1980s, including the mystery of why the track was sometimes blue.http://www.theonion.com/content/themes/onion/assets/terminator.gif

The Hound
02-26-2009, 08:43 PM
and what's new from the other 5 documentaries?

02-26-2009, 11:01 PM
That game was great. The way way to beat him to is find the pattern. A lot of the Nintendo games were like that. In Tecmo Super Bowl I cheated the system by changing the teams opponents playbook before the game, then choosing that team to play. The plays I chose for them allowed me to cause fumbles by grabbing the quarterback after a handoff as the runningback lateralled (tossed) it back. Anyways, I won 120-0.

Olive Oil Goombah
02-26-2009, 11:09 PM
I actually beat Tyson with 2:59 left in the 3rd the first time I beat him. No joke.

And one time I won a decision against him, which i thought was not possible.

Art Vandelay
02-27-2009, 03:48 PM
i have a confession to make. i never beat tyson

Olive Oil Goombah
02-27-2009, 04:04 PM
I didn't beat him up until last year when i busted out my old NES. he's actually not that hard, you just can make too many mistakes.

Art Vandelay
02-27-2009, 06:33 PM
lmao @ toochski still not being able to afford a playstation or xbox

Olive Oil Goombah
02-27-2009, 06:59 PM
i have a PS2 that was bought for me by an ex.

otherwise, i probably wouldnt have anything....i dont like xbox and i refuse to pay 600 dollars for a shitty as PS3

02-28-2009, 03:33 PM
Mike Tyson is a sad brother. This dude used to be the heavyweight champion of the world and now he doesn't have a pot to piss in. He has a big tattoo covering his right eye LOL. A few years ago, he was sleeping at friends houses because he was homeless. There's no way this dude should be financially broke. Robin Givens used his ass, fucking golddigger and he should've realized that before he married her. Then his 2nd wife got with him and she used him too. She's educated, went to Georgetown university and used to be a doctor. Now she's a lawyer. These women that get with him know his ass isn't educated and smart and they just play his ass and take his money. He need to leave women alone. I never played Mike Tyson Punch Out but i've seen my brother play it back in the day. It was a fun game. His opponents on there looked funny. LOL@Mike speaking on Canibus's 2nd Round Knockout song hahahahahahahahaha. He's a funny guy. Did ya'll know Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe are financially broke? What's wrong with these dudes losing their money? LOL@Mike got his ass whipped in his last fight with Lennox Lewis and hugging him and talking to him after the fight hahahahahahahahahaha. I thought Mike was gonna eat his kids? Hahahahahahahahahaha.

Olive Oil Goombah
02-28-2009, 03:41 PM
what did people expect of Tyson???

Dude was in a gang by age 9, had no family to speak of, no education. Than D'Amato dies, his only father figure, when Tyson was still like 20 mayb not even that old and Don King gets a hold of him takes him for everything he has.
Than the Black nationalistic Muslims used him up.....

and now, he is just a lost little kid again but only this time he is 40 sumthin and his only talent has diminished.

02-28-2009, 03:42 PM
True LOL. That's not funny that he was born into the foster system. Fuck his parents for abandoning him.

Uncle Steezo
02-28-2009, 07:06 PM

nick get a wii. thatt shit is fun as hell.
i had no idea this is coming out for wii.