Mike Tyson Gets Street Fighter Sound Effects

Mike Tyson: Street Fighter

I wasn’t quite sure how awesome this would be until I watched it. It is 100 percent awesome. We’ve got video of an in-his-prime Mike Tyson set to sound effects from the video game Street Fighter.

The game was originally an arcade game released in 1987. When Street Fighter II was released on consoles in 1991, it had a boxer character which was based on Tyson. He was named Balrog.

The sound effects are pretty spot on in this video. Also, we sometimes forget because he’s become such a parody of himself — at one time Mike Tyson was an amazing athlete. Rarely has a combination of speed and power like his been seen in a boxing ring.

Ah, what could have been…