Mike Tyson recently say down in the FOX Sports 1 green room and played Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out, the NES game responsible for quite a bit of my childhood controller-throwing. FOX Sports would have you believe that it’s his first time ever playing the game.
But is it really?
Well, last month he suggested that he played his own game in the past, but he just sucked at it. “I couldn’t even beat Glass fucking Joe,” he said. “I couldn’t beat Glass Joe, you know what I mean, I couldn’t even play the game. I’m a late bloomer. I started playing games in 2006, 2007.”
The plot thickens. Tyson tweeted this from the FOX Sports studio. He does say “first time,” but what is he actually referring to? First time playing, or first time beating Glass Joe?
Green room @foxsports1 playing #miketysonpunch and beat Glass Joe. First time. pic.twitter.com/iTsVnxe8MW
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) August 20, 2013
So, is the following video Iron Mike’s first time ever playing the game, or simply his first time beating Glass Joe (the game’s terribly fragile opening fighter)? It’s looking like the latter.
Ah, who cares. It’s Mike Tyson squealing like a kid playing a thirty-year-old game with his name on it. That’s good enough for me.
Wait…how in the hell are you unable to beat Glass Joe? That’s like running into the first Goomba in Super Mario…over and over again. I mean, I’d never say that to Mike Tyson’s face. Obviously. I kind of like my face.