Among the trail of nearly dead bodies Mike Tyson left in his wake on his way to the heavyweight title was Donnie ‘The Master of Disaster’ Long in 1985 in his eighth pro fight. The fight ended up being another early Tyson 1st round massacre, but Long’s super cocky pre-fight interview is really the hidden gem here.
In the interview, Long is incredibly confident he can out box Tyson, and proclaims he can punch better than Iron Mike. Piece of cake. He finishes by saying, “This is a big win that’ll let everyone know that Donnie Long is back.”
Spoiler alert: It wasn’t and Long got bodybagged in the first. Still, this interview is amazing.