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Postby LionsandTigersOhMy » Mon Jun 28, 2004 3:15 pm

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He gets what he deserves as far as I'm concerned! Anyone who squanders the money he had deserves no sympathy!
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Postby Nomar4prez » Mon Jun 28, 2004 6:31 pm

He deserves what he got? His whole life, he was been taken advantage off. He is not mentally an adult, IMO. After his original manager died, his life, and boxing career, just went to hell. Don King used him, and sucked him dry of all his money.

From what I've heard too, the attorney that represented him in the rape trial was AWFUL, and, other lawyers have said that if the evidence had been presented correctly, there is a strong possibility he wouldn't of been convicted.
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Postby wkelly91 » Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:28 pm

I knew a guy who boxed in the olympics years ago and he was working as a driver for a vending company making $400.00 week.

I asked him where his money was? He said boxing is extremely crooked (big surprise!) and all he walked away with was the Cadillac he was driving.

I'm sure Iron Mike got taken atvantage of but....he has acknowledged spending gobs of money. Can you feel sorry for someone who doesn't save for a rainy day? :-?
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Postby Nomar4prez » Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:30 pm

Do you think he is mentally capable to realize that he should save money? I don't.
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Postby wkelly91 » Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:36 pm

Nomar4prez wrote:Do you think he is mentally capable to realize that he should save money? I don't.


I would like to see an accounting of his expenditures, and his I.Q. level, before I start to feel bad for him.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:28 pm

wkelly91 wrote:
Nomar4prez wrote:Do you think he is mentally capable to realize that he should save money? I don't.


I would like to see an accounting of his expenditures, and his I.Q. level, before I start to feel bad for him.


Come on...some one who gets beat in the head for a living...should think far enough in advance to get someone to watch his money... :-o
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Postby Nomar4prez » Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:31 pm

DieHardCubbie wrote:
wkelly91 wrote:
Nomar4prez wrote:Do you think he is mentally capable to realize that he should save money? I don't.


I would like to see an accounting of his expenditures, and his I.Q. level, before I start to feel bad for him.


Come on...some one who gets beat in the head for a living...should think far enough in advance to get someone to watch his money... :-o


It's not b/c of boxing. His mind is not fully developed IMO. He doesn't seem to know the difference between right and wrong, and, to me, he seems like a child. A child that has made everyone around him rich, except for himself.
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Postby Madison » Tue Jun 29, 2004 1:51 am

His WWE Wrestlemania appearance netted him $3 million clean. So even if boxing is really that messed up, he should still have had a security net somewhere.
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Postby stomperrob » Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:16 pm

[quote="Nomar4prez"]After his original manager died, his life, and boxing career, just went to hell. Don King used him, and sucked him dry of all his money./quote]
Right on the mark - Cus D'Amato was more than a manager, he was a mentor, role model, and a father figure for Tyson. When he died so early in Mike's career, back in 1985, it left a large void in Mike's life. Mike could have been so much more, both as a boxer and a human being if only Cus had not died.
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Postby wrveres » Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:18 pm

funny how we were just discussing the homeless ...
Cus that where Iron Mike would have been had he not been saved from the foster home ...


was there ever a more 'used' human being in the world.
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