Over the weekend, some one called David Haye started to shout abuse at a press conference held for someone who had just lost to Wladimir Klitschko.
The defeated contender one Dereck Chisora was filmed threatening to shoot that person called Haye.
Before his defeat to Klitschko, Chisora had spat in the face of his opponent. Kiltschko, with the grace that has marked the career of the giant Russian, just left his talking for inside the ring.
Now, there is talk of banning the two clowns who think that by acting like Mike Tyson they are the great man.
Well things are a bit more complicated than that – Klitschko does in every way resemble Evander Holyfield, Tyson’s one truly worthy opponent.
And that’s where the similarities end.
For until the emergence of Holyfield, Tyson had floored everyone in sight – take a good look at Trevor Berbick’s reaction to meeting that famously sharp fist, see also Larry Holmes who remarked that he felt his fight with Tyson was something personal – it was mate, he was getting you back for what you did to his hero Muhammad Ali.
Then, two things happened.
First, of course there was the emergence of Holyfield and there was also Tyson’s personal life which was on a downward spiral following the death of his trainer, a messy divorce which was followed a period in prison for rape. The Tyson that met Holyfield after all that was slower and far more frustrated and angrier as a result.
Those who hate and taunt Tyson for what he has done, may also want to consider that the World of Boxing has never been same since his departure.
You only have to look at those ludicrous events of the weekend in Munich to know that.
TEMPLATE SPORT 2012