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Christian Stuff

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Mike Tyson vs. James "Bonecrusher" Smith, March 1987, in Las Vegas.

"You are doing stuff that is not really moral," Tyson says of boxing. "When I think of crushing out somebody's eye sockets or nose into his brain, that's not really Christian stuff. But it's going to make me great! The more I hurt these people the greater I'll become! The more nice people will like me. If I hurt these people -- nice, good, respectable people will like me. Invite me to their house, let me come to the playground!"