He explains the Douglas loss to the fact he was cavorting with Japanese prostitutes instead of training. The ear biting, he says, was mostly Holyfield's fault for head butting and the fact referee Mills Lane "hated my guts."
Fair enough. It's Tyson's show, so he can say what he wants, even if he risks rewriting history in the process. But this show is more about feelings than punches, and if you couldn't figure it out when he was talking about his beloved Cus, you got the idea at the end when the band played "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and Tyson added the voiceover of his troubled life.
The audience that mostly filled the 740-seat Hollywood Theater on this night was a loving one, with one woman shouting out "You're doing great, Mike" as he paused during one particularly bleak story. They gave him a standing ovation when he took the stage, and many did the same when he finally left it two hours later.
A good night for all. About the only thing missing was a group hug at the end.
Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg(at)ap.org or http://twitter.com/timdahlberg
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