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Mike Tyson admits he was terrible at Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

By Matt Kodner • July 25, 2013

Mike Tyson shattered his fair share of jaws in his successful boxing career, but today, news broke that will shatter hundreds of Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! fans’ hearts (if Tyson’s decades of sordid and depressing travails didn’t do so already): Tyson stinks at his own game. As captured by TMZ and as seen in the video above, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world owned up to never being able to knock out Glass “Fucking” Joe, Punch-Out!!’s first and most pathetic pugilist, who enters his fight against you with a remarkable record of 1-99. (Tyson did get props around Gameological HQ for at least knowing the name of Glass Joe, though.) Hey, that win’s got to come from somewhere, right? Below you can see a clip of Glass Joe walloping a YouTube user by the name of Vizzed, who I can only assume is Mike Tyson’s secret online persona. [Via Deadspin]

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25 Responses to “Mike Tyson admits he was terrible at Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

  1. Excel-2013 says:

    Age takes no prisoners in regard to finger speed.

    • George_Liquor says:

      I’m surprised Little Mac hasn’t made an appearance. It seems he’d be tailor-made for the series.

      • Fyodor Douchetoevsky says:

        Little Mac had a cameo in Brawl. He was in one of those assist trophies, the pokeballs for Nintendo characters who aren’t pokemon.

        • George_Liquor says:

          I forgot about the assist. I hope he gets promoted to a full character some day.

  2. Spacemonkey Mafia says:

    That’s not too surprising?  I played Twilight Princess with Zelda once and she nearly hurled the Wiimote through the TV, she was so annoyed.
       And the mouth on her!  She may be the princess of Hyrule, but she’s the queen of swears.

  3. Cloks says:

    Now I want to see Shaq playing Shaq Fu.

  4. HobbesMkii says:

    Speaking of celebrities, you should get Juno Diaz to write a regular games column, Teti.

    • Sarapen says:

      You know, I watched Virus because of Oscar Wao. I think the movie is public domain now or something, it’s being openly offered on some website or other. If you’ve ever wondered what Edward James Olmos’ singing voice sounds like, try it out.

      Or what the hell, just watch the scene on Youtube:

  5. mizerock says:

    Madden playing Madden. Not in Coaching Mode.

  6. Enkidum says:

    Wu Tang Clan playing, uh, whatever their fighting game was. I’d imagine they’d be pretty good at it.

  7. Fyodor Douchetoevsky says:

    Charles Barkley playing Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden.

  8. Matt Koester says:

    Jack Nicholson playing Jack Nicklaus Golf.

  9. Aurora Boreanaz says:

    Chuck Norris has beaten every video game in existence…except “Chuck Norris Superkicks”, which he refuses to play because it is absolute garbage.

  10. JokersNuts says:

    I never expected him to actually be good at this game in real life.  However, knowing that the first and easiest oppenent is Glass Joe gives him points in my book.