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16-03-1996

Just Like The Film ‘Bruno’, What Follows Isn’t Funny

Boxing. The sport of kings. Or is that horse racing? Or chess? The answer is impossible to ever know. But what we do know is that on this day in 1996, cuddly, loveable British boxer (and WBC world heavyweight champion) Frank Bruno faced nasty, mean, smelly Mike Tyson who had recently been released from prison. In the Hollywood version of the fight, nice guy Frank should have defeated the evil brute Tyson. But in reality, Tyson totally battered him and the bout was stopped in the third round. It was Bruno’s last fight. Tyson was soon WBA and WBC world champion. And now he has his own cartoon series. Weird.