During his exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr, Mike Tyson was off his cake on magic mushrooms.
The sport’s “Baddest Man” let it all hang out again when going over the Pay Per View fight that solved over 1.5 million buys.
A thorough boxing legend, Tyson became the latest high-profile guest to sit down for a one-of-a-kind conversation. He went deep on the long and winding road that has been his life and career in a new episode of “The Pivot Podcast” on the show’s YouTube channel.
Mike Tyson mushrooms
During the conversation, Tyson admitted being high as a kite when he fought Jones in 2020.
“They help me train. They help me box better. When I’m fighting, I don’t really feel the punches,” revealed Mike.
“It really is like magical [stuff]. You saw me just fight. I was on shrooms.
“I wouldn’t fight without them. Are you crazy? And some weed. I wish I did this [stuff] in my career,
“I’m mad I didn’t know about this [stuff before].”
Tyson spoke about his first-ever fight and how someone murdered one of his pigeons. This incident led to Tyson beating up the culprit and getting a thirst for fighting.
That lust eventually led Tyson to Cus D’Amato, who became the youngest heavyweight champion at 20 years old.
Where did Holyfield’s ear go?
The chat coincided with the 25th anniversary of Tyson’s infamous “ear bite” fight against Evander Holyfield.
Holyfield recently went over where he thinks the piece of ear went that Tyson chewed off in 1997.
“The Real Deal” spoke to ESPN and stated he thought trainer Tim Hallmark lost it in the ambulance when Holyfield went from the MGM Grand to the hospital in Las Vegas.
Tyson suffered a suspension and only fought in Nevada twice after that. Attempting to break Frans Botha’s arm and getting disqualified against Orlin Norris saw Tyson heading away from the fight capital after 2000.
Four wins, another no decision, and three losses followed until Mike Tyson finally hung up his gloves.
He later admitted to being on cocaine for his last few fights.