Poetry in Motion: Mike Tyson’s Bad Dreams

By age 20, Mike Tyson was not only boxing’s heavyweight champion, but the most dominant athlete of the 1980s.  Not even the massive egos and grand stamina of Michael Jordan, Carl Lewis, or Rickey Henderson could deliver such a claim. He made his modest fighting height of 5’10” into a net positive, by employing a “peek-a-boo” technique of ducking extremely low in order to block opponents’ punches, and in his prime delivered his blows the way a typhoon delivers hydration: […]

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