February 24, 2003
You could make the argument that boxing wasn't truly violent before Brooklyn Jolly Stomper vet Mike Tyson came on the scene. The champ made his forebears look like chessmasters. Long ago, in a Chicago nightspot then known as the Clique, Iron Mike complicated his image by assaulting a young lady. Last week, 21 party people died in a stampede in this same building, now known as E2. Media accounts made mention of the Tyson incident, though Mike himself was probably not responsible. Days later, Tyson won a new KO within about four seconds. The guitarist for Great White remains "missing."