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Watch Mike Tyson try to punch out video game Mike Tyson

Jimmy Fallon convinces Mike Tyson to pick up an NES controller and try to knock out Mike Tyson in the legendary video game "Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!"

Who would win in a boxing match between Mike Tyson and Mike Tyson? Mike Tyson, of course!

To prove it, "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon convinced Mike Tyson to pick up an NES controller to try to defeat Mike Tyson in "Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!" Despite a valiant effort by the real Tyson, who was actually controlling a boxer named Little Mac , his computer-controlled, onscreen counterpart delivered some crushing blows that resulted in a victory by technical knockout (TKO) in the first round.

Still, Tyson can take solace in the fact that he actually won, in some way. Plus, the whole spectacle brought me back to my childhood. I spent a good amount of time with "Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!" as a kid, and despite being able to knock him out on occasion, I more often found myself on my back, looking up at a victorious Mike Tyson. Now, Mike Tyson knows what that feels like too.

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Mike Tyson about to get beat by Mike Tyson in "Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!" Video screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET