Mike Tyson says he couldn’t even beat Glass Joe in ‘Punch-Out’
Any kid who grew up in the 1980s or ’90s and played video games has probably spiked their controller once or twice while trying to defeat Mike Tyson in “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!” It was no easy task, and beating guys like Glass Joe certainly didn’t prepare you for the challenge.
Tyson himself even struggled to beat his own character in the legendary game series. In fact, the former heavyweight champion says he straight up stunk at the game.
“I couldn’t even beat Glass f—ing Joe, you know what I mean?” Tyson told TMZ earlier this week. “I didn’t even play the game. I’m a late bloomer. I started playing games in 2006 and 2007. Tour of Duty — I play the zombies, I like the zombies.”
I’m pretty sure Mike means he likes to play “Call of Duty,” which includes a feature where you can shoot zombies. Either way, it’s not really surprising that he never got into “Punch-Out.” Tyson’s game was released when he was at the peak of his fighting career, and at that point all he was focused on was destroying everything in his path. The Tyson we have grown to love now that pulls April Fool’s pranks on people is a totally different creature.
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