If you’re not a subscriber to Mike Tyson’s YouTube channel, you should be. The prolific publisher of content has shared (and continues to share) a nice range (although mostly within the world of boxing) of quite fascinating video content that both boxing fans and non-fans will appreciate. Some of it is revealingly personal, and others, like this Tyson-moderated 42-minute documentary on boxing history, going back to the late 1800s, which he shared this morning, are wonderfully informative, giving viewers an education on the vicious sport – the early days, the Controversies, the first televised fights, the main events (important fights in boxing history), the upsets, the money, and much, much more – all peppered with Tyson’s own insightful commentary on each one.
Most of the 20th centuries popular fighters (as well as their most famous, or infamous fights) are covered, and as someone who’s not exactly a boxing expert, I appreciated both the history and Tyson’s own input.
But it’s a dated piece – as you’ll see, Tyson is much younger here – so it doesn’t cover any boxers or fights beyond the mid-1980s. Meaning, pre-Tyson era. It’s still, however, an edutaining 42 minutes – Tyson’s contributions as host definitely help.
Watch it in full below: