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Mike Tyson's facial tattoo
Mike Tyson's Face Tattoo

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Who can forget the year that Mike Tyson bit the ear off Evander Holyfield during a fight on 28 June 1997? It was the greatest sore-loser moment in the history of boxing.

Tyson came in with a left hook, then a right upper-cut to the defence of Holyfield before a tight embrace. Seconds later, and Tyson's mouth was dripping with the blood from Holyfield's right ear.

Mike Tyson is currently touring Australia and will be appearing as a guest motivational speaker until the 21st of November (see below for more information).

You can listen to some of his quotes which has been made into a song here

However, if you would rather 'float like a butterfly and sting like a bee' then read Muhammed Ali who once boasted "I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark". Yet it was also Ali who said "Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even".

The chess-playing all-time greatest Lennox Lewis, who won 41 fights before his retirement in 2004, said "If the money's right, I'm happy to bust up the other side of his face... No problem"

Although a bloody violent sport, all respected fighters adhere by strict rules which were developed in Queensbury during the late 1800s. Today, boxing is taught in gyms and clubs for the fitness benefits it provides to the general population.

Professional fighters, however, often take years of training to perfect their technique, which often sees the fighter spending much time waking-up in hospital while feeling like they have been "hit by a train" the following day.

Boxing is the sport of self-discipline, self-motivation, physical fitness and ability, emotion, strategy, and goal setting in order to become "the greatest".

Lennox Lewis

Mike Tyson, The Hollywood "Chomp" (Heavyweight Champ), is currently touring down under…

16th Brisbane
17th Sydney
18th Melbourne
20th Adelaide
21st Perth

Visit the website for information on Australian touring dates and ticket information.

Mike Tyson's Tattoo
The Tattoo
The artist of Tyson's tattoo was Victor Whitmill who lost his bid to sue Warner Bros after the tattoo appeared in the film Hangover 2.

The tattoo itself represents the Maori-inspired Koru which is a sacred design meaning new life. It is symbolic of the fern unfolding.

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Why? Famous boxer talks about what it takes to succeed
When: ending on 21st November 2012
Where: Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane
Cost: starts at around $69
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