It is widely known that Mike Tyson isn’t overly fond of the media – have a look at some of the times he flipped.
Footage on YouTube from user LoadTheCannon shows the times where Tyson has lost his cool when interacting with the media.
The footage shows some of the run-ins Tyson has had with reporters, including walking out of interviews and swearing at some of them.
One of the clips shows Tyson’s infamous post-fight interview aimed at Britain’s Lennox Lewis. He had just beaten fellow American Lou Savarese in the first round and was working towards a title shot against the world champion Lewis.
After dedicating the fight to one of his friends who had recently passed away, Tyson said: “Lennox I’m coming for you. There’s no one that 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.”
Perhaps the most famous part of the interview is when Tyson says: “My style is impetuous, my defence is impregnable, and I’m just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children.”
‘Iron’ Mike went on to fight Lewis in Memphis in 2002, eventually losing via knockout in the eighth round.
The video also shows Tyson swearing live on American television after getting frustrated at the reporter. After being asked about his anger during fights, Tyson says:
“Well f*** it, it’s a fight. Whatever happens, happens. I’m talking the way I want to talk to you. If you have a problem, turn off your station.”
Tyson has confessed to calming down in his later years. The former champion now runs a cannabis farm called Tyson Ranch in California. He also hosts his own podcast, called Hotboxin’.
The podcast features celebrities including Eminem, Steve-O and current WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
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