ONION GETS EXCLUSIVE ON HIPPO, POPINSKI CAMEOS IN TYSON BIOPIC


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2.26.2009

Brandon Boyer

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Someone at the Onion’s been on a NES kick lately (maybe with all that free time now that they don’t have Bush to maim and rest comfortably): following ‘Man Finally Unpauses ‘Super Mario Bros.’ After 18 Years Of Chores‘ comes this:

A new documentary titled Punched Out!!: The Mike Tyson Story, which follows the legendary boxer’s career from his debut as a challenger to the infamous DREAM FIGHT!! against Little Mac in 1987, will premiere at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival.

Ten of Tyson’s most well-known opponents are interviewed in the film, with Von Kaiser, Soda Popinski, Don Flamenco, King Hippo, and others reminiscing about the boxer’s career…

The film is premiering in the SXSW Film Festival’s documentary competition alongside Exciting Bikes, a documentary that explores many of the unanswered questions about motocross races of the 1980s, including the mystery of why the track was sometimes blue.

The best bit, though, is buried in the middle:

Tyson himself admits that it was his incessant blinking—the only time he showed any weakness in the ring—that ultimately lead to his demise.

New Mike Tyson Documentary Features Exclusive Interviews With Super Macho Man, King Hippo [The Onion]

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