Believe or not, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has never played one of the most iconic games in history that bears his name, Mike Tyson’s Punchout. The 1987 Nintendo game was a staple amongst console owners with its underdog protagonist, Little Mac, and Tyson as the game’s only real-life boxer and lethal final boss. Tyson was on hand Monday in NYC for Golden Boy’s first card with Fox Sports 1. While there, someone had the bright idea to dust off their old NES/
Right off the bat, we can see Tyson is not a gamer. Getting worked by Glass Joe, Iron Mike? I’m still a bit amazed he never played the game before, but let’s keep in mind ’87 was the year he met a prime Robin Givens. If I was coming home to her every night, I wouldn’t have much time for games either (at least of the console variety). Someone should have put in the cheat code 007-373-5963 (I’m really showing my age) so Mike could fight himself.
Make sure you tune in tomorrow to ESPN Friday Fight Nights for Tyson’s first boxing card as a promoter, headlined by Argenis Mendez vs. Arash Usmanee live from the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.