Iron Mike Tyson Throwing Out First Pitch At PNC Park


Dec 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Boxing great Mike Tyson attends the Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Tyson,the one time baddest man on the planet, will throw out the first pitch tonight before the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Milwaukee Brewers.  Iron Mike Tyson.  God, this could be awesome.   The only thing that will make that better is if the Pirates let him walk out with a pet lion or a tiger.

So what could go wrong tonight?   It would be great if he wore a Brewers jersey and felt the wrath of PNC Park.   What if he fires it threw the fence into the Lexus Club seats?

What could go right?  Well, what if Iron Mike throws a 95 mile per hour heater and everyone realizes holy hell,he can pitch too?   Iron Mike would make one hell of a closer wouldn’t he?

If someone gets a video of this tonight, please do us a favor and send it to us.  We will post.

The legendary former heavyweight champion of the world is in Pittsburgh to promote a boxing event,  We have been trying to get a reason to connect Tyson with the Pirates all week and thanks to the Bucs, now we have a reason!   The main reason is we wanted you to see this video.

If you dont remember some of the destruction Tyson was responsible for back in his day, well here you go….  Tyson plus Street Fighter, the arcade franchise.  Hilarity ensues.

Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions will be making its promotional debut on SHOWTIME®, home of 16 of Tyson’s last 18 fights, live at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa., located outside of the Steel City.

In the 10-round main event, heavy-hitting Cuban lightweight Alexei “The Hurricane” Collado (18-0, 16 KOs), of Miami, Fla., by way of Cork, Ireland, and Havana, Cuba, will be opposed by his toughest opponent to-date, Pittsburgh-area crowd favorite “Lightning” Rod Salka (18-3, 3 KOs), of Bunola, Pa.

In the co-feature, undefeated southpaw and Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz (14-0, 8 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., by way of Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic will box Emmanuel Lartey (15-1-1, 7 KOs), of Brooklyn by way of Ghana, in an eight-round welterweight bout.

In the opening bout of the telecast, local favorite and war veteran “Slammin’” Sammy Vasquez, Jr. (13-0, 9 KOs), of Monesson, Pa., will meet fellow unbeaten Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez, Jr. (11-0, 5 KOs), of Union City, N.J., in an eight-round welterweight bout.
For more info check it out here:  http://www.eastsideboxing.com/2014/mike-tyson-making-the-most-of-his-time-in-pittsburgh-before-fridays-shobox-telecast/#Uj5aXGpgPV17zvcX.99

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