Last week, I watched the new documentary Tyson by James Toback. It felt more like a 60 minutes interview, than a documentary. But that’s ok because the subject is extremely interesting. Mike does a great job of opening up and coming across as a a nieve little kid in a grown up body. I admit, the testosterone in me got me amped up during the montages of Mike’s greatest knockouts. Toback does a good job of cutting together the monologue with all the historical imagery and video footage.
It was interesting to get a retrospective look at his career. Growing up I was the proud owner of Mike Tyson’s Punchout for NES (check the footer icon for “recent comments”). Mike was nearly unbeatable in that game and I never was able to do it. I used to love Evander Holyfield’s “Real Deal” Boxing (see this hilarious video) and Greatest Heavyweights for Sega Genesis. Those two games actually taught me a good deal about who is who in boxing history. Watching Tyson brought back a lot of those memories.