Salon.com News | Let Tyson fight I feel that I should say this again: This is not a defense of Tyson. I’m not a fan of his (though I once was), and it affects me not one bit if he never fights again. He is one of history’s great screw-ups. Thanks to a winning ticket in the genetic lottery and, yes, years of his own hard work, he found himself in possession of a tool, his body, that was a license to print money and enjoy the good life. All he had to do was stay in shape, fight two or three times a year for a decade or so and not ruin his life and the lives of those around him with stupidity and poor impulse control. A soft assignment, I don’t care how hardscrabble your background is, and he failed spectacularly, repeatedly. He makes Elvis Presley look like a sober, steady overachiever

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