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“Get Don King on the Phone Now”: 3-Punch Knockout by a School Kid Results in Fans Branding Him “Mike Tyson”

Published 11/20/2023, 2:09 AM EST

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In a quiet schoolyard, a scene unfolds that could rival a young Mike Tyson’s highlight reel. Yet, this isn’t a boxing ring. It’s a Twitter video titled “Quick Three Piece Combo For The Knock Down,” capturing an unsettling school fight. A student in a black hoodie channels Tyson’s ferocity, landing a precise three-punch combo. His opponent, clad in a white hoodie, stands unprepared, a stark contrast to the aggressor’s calculated strikes.

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This is not your typical schoolyard scuffle. It’s a disturbing echo of professional boxing in a place of learning. While the technical prowess may momentarily captivate, it’s critical to remember that such acts of violence, especially in educational settings, are neither acceptable nor should they be glorified.

A detailed look at the schoolyard confrontation


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The video commences in a scholastic courtyard, initially swathed in peace— soon fractured by the arrival of a student in a black hoodie. He wasted no time to unleash the punches on the kid in a white hoodie.

What follows is a rapid, methodically executed three-punch combination. The aggressor’s first strike, a straight right hand, cuts through the air with precision. He follows up with a left, and then a decisive right hook. The force and accuracy of each punch are unnervingly skilled, more akin to a boxing prodigy than a high school student. The recipient, caught completely off guard, collapses to the ground. Fans were quick to compare the guy with Mike Tyson after he viciously knocked the other kid out.

Tyson-esque technique in a schoolyard setting

The video, once posted, quickly garnered a wide range of reactions from viewers, each offering a unique perspective on the incident. One fan pointed out the evident skill in the execution of the punches but also noted that the recipient seemed unprepared and possibly unwilling to engage in a fight.


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On the other hand, one fan commended the speed and precision of the aggressor. This reaction suggests an appreciation of the physical technique involved, yet it overlooks the concerning context of a school fight.

Another viewer drew a direct comparison to the legendary boxer Mike Tyson. Suggesting that the student’s fighting style bore a resemblance to Tyson’s formidable prowess in the ring.

One more fan also echoed the Tyson comparison, further cementing the idea that the student’s fighting ability was exceptional, yet such comparisons also risk normalizing violence in inappropriate settings.

Another observer commented about involving Don King, the famous boxing promoter, in the situation. The comment was made in a lighter vein. This quip implies that the student’s skill was so noteworthy that it merited professional attention.


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Together, these reactions form a mosaic of viewpoints. Ranging from admiration of physical skill to concerns about the implications of glorifying violence in playgrounds. They reflect the broader societal challenge of balancing the recognition of individual talents with the responsibility of fostering safe and respectful environments for young people.


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As we ponder this delicate balance, one critical question remains: How can we collectively address and guide such situations to prevent the normalization of violence, while still appreciating innate talents?

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Written by:

Mrinal Mishra


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Growing up engrossed in sports, it was the compelling narrative of the Mike Tyson documentary that first pulled me into the magnetic world of boxing. This initial spark was further kindled by the unparalleled prowess and strategy of Floyd Mayweather, offering me a deeper appreciation for the sweet science. I am Mrinal, a senior writer for Boxing at EssentiallySports.
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Arijit Saha