Mike Tyson’s Menacing Ring Walk Was More Intimidating Than Deontay Wilder’s Entrance
Boxing legend Mike Tyson created a bone-chilling aura when he made his way down to the ring and without the need for an over-the-top entrance.
The 53-year-old ex-undisputed heavyweight champ was one of the most feared and destructive boxers during his prime.
And British Boxing tweeted out a clip of Tyson and how one of his simple entrances created "an aura of menace."
The 'Baddest Man on the Planet' came out with no robe, socks or entrance theme and showed very little emotion.
One of the commentators says that Tyson admitted his entrance made him "feel like a warrior" and that "he's ready to go to work."
Baddest man on the planet. No robe, no socks, no music @MikeTyson knew how to create an aura of menace pic.twitter.com/dkS5Ip2HqY
- British Boxing (@britishboxers) March 2, 2020
Old School Boxing Club trainer Joe Delguyd also praised Tyson for his mentality in the ring walk and being more focused on getting to the fight.
"When you go to war it's Not [sic] like going to a party or a dance," he tweeted.
"You don't give a f**k about ring walks, songs or uniforms. You just want to get in there and fight. Be the steak not the sizzle. Be like @MikeTyson."
When you go to war it's Not like going to a party or a dance. You don't give a fuck about ring walks, songs or uniforms. You just want to get in there and fight. Be the steak not the sizzle. Be like @MikeTyson https://t.co/aoaqmw3HKK
- OldSchoolBoxingClub (@JoeDelguyd) March 3, 2020
British Boxing previously tweeted a clip of when Tyson ditched the "traditional music and enters the ring to a chorus of noise, clanging chains and [sinister] tones" against Michael Spinks.
THROW BACK: Mike Tyson ditches the traditional music and enters the ring to a chorus of noise, clanging chains and sinster tones.. In his 1988 one round annihilation of former champion Micheal Spinks. What are you favourite ring entrances? :point_down:
- British Boxing (@britishboxers) July 7, 2019
I'll never forget Mike Tyson's intimidating ring walk music when he fought a terrified Michael Spinks.
Contrast that to Tyson Fury coming to the ring to the intimidating sounds of Patsy Cline!!...Only Fury could pull that off!.....Legend......#FuryvsWilder
- Shaun Kavanagh (@ShaunKavanagh28) February 25, 2020
Fans have also argued that Deontay Wilder needs to take a page out of 'Iron' Mike's book after blaming his defeat to Tyson Fury on his extravagant 40-pound costume.
I miss the old days when Mike Tyson would just come out in a hoodie to some DMX and when he got to the ring he'd promise to eat your kids. https://t.co/nhkkvCjaxf
- Cody L. Hudson (@CodyLeeHudson) February 23, 2020
Wilder better walk to the ring like Mike Tyson next fight
- CMB (@_cmbizzle) March 3, 2020
Mike Tyson knew the secret to saving his legs: wear a towel with a hole cut in it on the walk to the ring instead of a 45pound suit♂️ pic.twitter.com/h0iIV8sCb5
- Patrick Neitzey (@pjneitzey) February 25, 2020
Tyson recently went viral after he delivered an emotionally-charged speech about feeling vulnerable after boxing and how he feared his old persona coming back.
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