KEVIN MCBRIDE: THE GREAT WHITE HOPE?
posted at 6/13/2005 8:31 PM EDT
"The boxing world is still in shock over Mike Tyson's loss to Kevin McBride last Saturday. The former world heavyweight champion, who was expected to clean McBride's clock, couldn't handle the onslaught of the Irish fighter, and abruptly quit the fight after the sixth round; afterward, "Iron Mike" acknowledged that he was contemplating retirement.
McBride, a native of County Monaghan, Ireland who currently resides in Dorchester, Mass., exulted in his victory after his fight, and told the press that his goal is to be the first Irish-born heavyweight champ...which raises an interesting question: if he indeed won one of the world titles, what would people make of his victory?..."