The photo above seems to be a man using a smartphone to record the fight between Mike Tyson and Peter McNeeley on August 19, 1995 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. One problem: the first smartphones with cameras weren’t available until the year 2000. Another problem is that if it is a smartphone, people were still fucking recording video vertically five years earlier than we thought. The device definitely appears to be a smartphone with a camera and that means that this person is a time traveler who went back in time to watch the fight. Hope he utilized his sports book and put his money on Tyson.
Now if I’m a time traveler and I already know what happens, am I really going to see a fight between Mike Tyson and Peter McNeeley that lasted only 89 seconds? If I’m going to go through all the molecular dangers of time travel to watch a fight it ain’t gonna be that one. Something more along the lines of Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield. There, I just debunked this whole crazy theory.
This video and Snopes seem to debunk the conspiracy theory.