Mike Tyson names the only man in Boxing no one could Defeat! By Johnny Benz (Oct 13, 2009) DoghouseBoxing
Yesterday on TV, Mike Tyson made a dramatic impact on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Tyson went on the TV program and really got deep on many subjects with Oprah and her TV audience. It truly made for great TV.
One of the many topics that Tyson discussed on the TV program was how after his mother died when he was 16, legendary trainer Cus D'Amato, who was already training Tyson, became his guardian as well as one of his biggest influences.
D'Amato really took Tyson under his wing at a time a young Tyson needed it most. Tyson told the TV audience, "He (D'Amato) was from a bad neighborhood. He was a street kid like me. Then, one day, he just said, 'Listen, you have the chance to change your life, your family's life." D'Amato was straight up with Tyson and laid it all on the line. Tyson went on to say: "He said, 'You do what I tell you to do, and if it doesn't work, then you can leave."
Tyson discussed how he and his mentor D'Amato would watch classic boxing matches everyday for years. "We'd watch all the great fighters," stated Tyson, adding: "I would ask him, 'How do you beat them?'" D'Amato who was certainly a man of great wisdom had a formula on how to beat any fighter except for one.... the great Muhammad Ali.
Tyson told Oprah's TV audience: "No one could beat Muhammad Ali, he (D'Amato) thought." Tyson added: "I agree with him."
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