24 June 2000, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
The interviewer is Jim Gray. Tyson was three fights into a comeback. He won by TKO over Lou Savarese after 38 seconds.
Mike, was that your shortest fight ever?
I bear witness, there's only one god and Muhammad, blessing and peace be upon him, is his prophet. I dedicate this fight to my brother Darryl Baum, who died. I'll be there to see you, I love you with all my heart. All praise be to my children, um I love you. God Amen, what?
Is this your shortest fight ever, at any time, amateur or professional ever?
As-salamu alaykum Aida. I don't know, man. Yeah, Yeah. Lennox Lewis, Lennox- I'm coming for you.
Is it frustrating to train like you did and then--
Nah, I didn't train for this fight.
--And have this end in 78 seconds?
I trained probably, 2 weeks or 3 weeks for this for this fight. I had to bury my best friend. And I dedicate this fight, I wasn't going to fight, I dedicate this fight to him. I was gonna rip his heart out cause I'm the best ever.
I'm the best ever. I'm the most brutal and vicious, and most ruthless champion there's ever been. There's no one can stop me. Lennox is a conqueror? No, I'm Alexander, he's no Alexander. I'm the best ever. There's never been anybody as ruthless. I'm Sonny Liston,I'm Jack Dempsey. There's no one like me. I'm from their cloth. There's no one that can match me. My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children. Praise be to Allah.