Mike Tyson was a dominant and explosive boxer during his time in the ring. Now that he's retired, the interest in the former Heavyweight Boxing Champion has not dropped. In fact, he's almost become a bit of a cult figure now that he's showing his soft side to fans.
Appearances in the Hangover movie franchise and other TV cameos have further strengthened his post-retirement fame, so there's no wonder an AMA session on Reddit this week with boxing fans was successful as well. Check out the thread on this link.
Iron Mike is all about advertising himself these days, and his latest fan collaboration was done to help create awareness for his next hosting event in Miami on Thursday July 10th.
Mike Tyson's dominance in the ring has earned him plenty of respect, and this Reddit session brought questions of all kinds from different types of fans.
The former Heavyweight Champion is well known for going crazy when it comes to his pet choices. The most famous being the lion that he’s nurtured from cub beginnings.
And many of you will know that Mike Tyson has an equal love of birds. And it’s not just any kind of bird, pigeons to be specific. That's right, pigeons.
"Hey Mike, do you still do much with pigeons? Are there any other birds you're in to?" Asked one Reddit user.
"I still have my pigeons. About 2,500 still. Only pigeons though - no other birds," Tyson replied.
Mike Tyson once infamously said he would eat the children of upcoming opponent Lennox Lewis. Now that was a long time ago, but one fan wanted to know whether or not he regretted those comments. "Yeah I suppose I do," replied Iron Mike.
The topic took a turn when dead rapper Tupac’s name popped up. Mike Tyson is well known to have been good friends with the talented and influential rapper who sadly passed away in the 90’s, and Iron Mike attributes one of the greatest nights of his life to Tupac.
“He was a really good guy, really nice guy, really close good friend of mine. Favorite memory was when I saw him in a club and he got on the mic and really took over the party - he was 19 years old then,” Tyson continued.
Pacquiao v Mayweather
It’s unsurprising that Mike Tyson wants to see Manny Pacquiao fight Floyd Mayweather. The fight would finally put to bed the big question of who really is the pound for pound king. As the video below shows, Tyson is certainly a lover of Pacquiao’s style of boxing.
But he thinks Floyd Mayweather would be dominant in any era as well, and he told Reddit fans that he would love to see the fight finally happen. “I think he would have done well in any era. Floyd, I don't know. He has beaten everyone he has fought. He is the cream of the crop. I would love to see him fight Pacquiao though,” Tyson added.