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Mike Tyson says he couldn’t beat Glass Joe on ‘Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out’ (video)


We could spend all day praising just how phenomenal of a video game “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out” was when it was released in 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, but either a) You grew up playing the game, so you get how awesome it was without me prattling on and on about it; or b) You didn’t grow up playing the game, so you have no idea. So, there’s really no point to discussing it. Either you get it or you don’t.

Still, hearing Mike Tyson discuss the classic video game with some TMZ guy inspires a wave of nostalgia and the fact that Iron Mike claims he can’t even beat Glass Joe on it is an amusing aside to say the least.

Tyson claims that he “was a late bloomer” and didn’t start playing video games until “2006, 2007,” explains his troubles with the game that bears his name by saying, “I couldn’t f—in’ beat Glass Joe.”

Come on, Tyson. I can see a video game neophyte being unable to beat Super Macho Man or Soda Popinski or even King Hippo, and especially Mike Tyson — it took me perhaps longer than it should have to finally knock out Tyson in that game once I finally reached him — but Glass freaking Joe? I’m not buying it. Maybe Tyson is just toying with the TMZ guy. For a celebrity, there probably nothing more gratifying than screwing around with some TMZ dolt.

Further, this isn’t the first time TMZ has asked Tyson about his video game. Maybe TMZ is running out of material. Finally.