Legendary boxer Mike Tyson was really a freak of nature back in the day.
With 44 knockouts and 50 total wins, he was arguably the scariest boxer in the world.
But despite Tyson staying in shape at 55 – he might not be able to match non athletes in every sport there is.
Previously Tyson was quoted saying he would be comfortable boxing anybody after a 30 day camp.
“I’m not going to underestimate them either but I’m going to be in shape, that’s the thing you’ve got to do is be in shape.”
“I think 30 days of boxing I could fight anybody, 30 days of boxing every day. If I’m boxing every day in the gym I don’t have to worry about my diet, I’ll eat whatever I want.”
But despite this proclamation Tyson recently failed during a peculiar challenge.
Tyson went up against rapper The Game all while enjoying some pot. The Game is 42 years old and has a long history of legal issues that being said it appears he has no prior combat sports experience.
As per some arm wrestling experts:
“Arm wrestling is about 50% strength and 50% technique, so most guys will be able to beat someone stronger than them,” says Kirlew – five-time UK professional armwrestling champion.
A possible cause of Tyson’s failure is their positioning. As per Kirlew, The height of the table is a big factor in armwrestling.
“Find a high table so you can wrestle standing up. Most people opt to sit down but being upright increases the power you can leverage. If you’re right-handed, stand with your leading leg (right foot) forward, with your body very close to the table to maximise power transfer.”