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‘Punch Out': Mike Tyson’s legacy as the ultimate 8-bit boss

28 March 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!

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After attending a boxing match in the early 80’s featuring future heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, Nintendo of America’s founder and former president Minoru Arakawa, had the brilliant idea of porting the arcade hit Punch Out, to the Nes. There were several changes made, mostly because the Nes wasn’t strong enough to faithfully emulate the arcade graphics, but the most glaring difference was the addition of Tyson himself, added on as the title character. Tyson was rumoured to have been paid $50,000 for a three-year period for his likeness – a bargain considering they signed Iron Mike before he made history beating Trevor Berbick for the Wbc heavyweight championship, and becoming the youngest ever world champion in boxing.

After winning the Wba championship, Mike became one of the most feared men to ever step into a boxing ring. His peekaboo boxing style, »

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