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The Man-Child

Photograph By Tsugufumi Matsumoto/AP Images

A ring physician for the Japan Boxing Commission examines Tyson at the Tokyo Medical University Hospital in March 1988. Tyson defended his world title against Tony Tubbs later that month.

"I don't want people to know who I am," Tyson says. "I'm so concerned about that, but it's ridiculous to think that I'm not transparent enough so people know what I am. I think I'm hiding everything from people, that I'm saying things that people want to hear. You think that people can't look at me and see who and what I am?"