Wednesday on “Piers Morgan Live,” former World Heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, called perpetrators of the street game “knockout” evil people. The game being played in cities across the nation has the objective of punching an unsuspecting person and rendering the victim unconscious. The victims have been predominantly white and Asian, while the perpetrators have been overwhelmingly black. Unfortunately, it has left people seriously injured and, in some instances, dead.
Tyson went on to say that he doesn’t understand why someone would just punch someone in the face with no motive. He admitted that he would have displayed this kind of behavior as a youth, but only if he was trying to steal from them. “If I was on a robbing spree, if I’m robbing somebody, yeah, when I was a young kid I’ve done something like that. But this is just for fun, these guys…there’s just no purpose of doing it,” Tyson commented. Tyson appeared stumped when pressed on why people would commit such senseless acts of violence. He replied, “I have no idea. I don’t have no idea. I just don’t know, maybe they’re just evil. There’s just some evil people.”