July 18, 2008

Mitch "Blood" Green

In case you don't know who Mitch Green is, then it's easy to say that he is best known for his feud with Mike Tyson. The high point was an incident that began in the early morning hours of August 23 of 1988 while Tyson was shopping at Dapper Dans (a Harlem clothing store that would stay open late). Green had heard that Tyson was in the area and went to track him down in hopes of securing a rematch (the two had fought in '86 and Tyson won by a decision). A scuffle ensued when Green allegedly throw's a punch and Tyson responds with a straight right to Green's nose, requiring five stitches. Tyson broke his hand in the incident and had to postpone his fight with Frank Bruno. Later a New York jury would award Green $45,000 in damages in a civil lawsuit against Tyson.

I'll never forget the image of Green's swollen eye which I remember seeing on the front cover of all of the NY newspapers following the street fight. Tyson knocked the shit out of him!

Now the footage below showcases what Green was best known for... Running his mouth! Whether it was about Tyson, other boxers or how he's the best.. The sound quality isn't that great but this is too classic to not post. Especially since this was filmed after losing in both the ring and street to Iron Mike.


6 comments:

Olskool4real said...

Mitch was talking big sh**!!Wonder what he's doing now?

STRETCH ARMSTRONG said...

Who is the homo? This guy is shirtless and flexing in a room with two dudes, wearing mad jewelry.

DJ SOUL said...

This guy should've been a wrestler in the 80's. Him and Rick Flair would've been epic...

DJ M.O.S. said...

"So let me get upon the scene and redeem
the dream of a team, and knock'em out like Mitch Green"

Anonymous said...

Only one line:

I hear a lot of bitch in your talk

RIP L

thE oLd SouL said...

Wow... why do I see Eddie Murphy playing Mitch in the bio movie?

And I agree with Soul, why didn't Vince call this dude for Wrestlemania?