His latest fight may not have been quite as entertaining as those from his prime, but Mike Tyson still has plenty of memories from his four decades worth of boxing. Now, he’s taking boxing fans on a trip down memory lane by writing about each of them on pieces of memorabilia.
Tyson recently partnered with Inscriptagraphs, a Las Vegas based popular celebrity memorabilia company for a line of items commemorating every major bout in his 58-fight career. Called “Tyson Vs.”, the collection was released just prior to his fight against Roy Jones Jr. last week.
Tyson has signed 58 specially-made gold-colored gloves and pairs of boxing trunks, adding inscriptions pertaining to each fight. The date and details of each fight are imprinted on each item.
Some of the messages express regret like the one commemorating his stunning 1990 loss to Buster Douglas which reads “I Wish I Took This Fight More Seriously.”
Others are rather profane (“F*** Yeah, I Bit His Ear!” he pens on memorabilia pertaining to the infamous incident with Evander Holyfield). On number 43 – a win over Peter McNeeley—Tyson scribbles, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
Inscriptagraphs says Tyson added some of the messages spontaneously while reminiscing of them during the signing session.
There are also 16 x 20 action photos and fight posters (variety of four different photos) – autographed by Tyson, some dual signed by other famed boxers including Peter McNeely, Michael Spinks, James “Quick” Tillis all with notable inscriptions from Tyson including one that says “Ali is the Greatest but I’m the Baddest.”
Prices start at $499.