Boxing Fans Blast Mike Tyson for Being ‘Stoned Out of His Mind’ in His Latest Podcast Episode Featuring Khabib Nurmagomedov

Published 08/06/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)


Mike Tyson is one of the most prominent and active boxing personalities today. He left the sport almost two decades ago, but he’s retained, and in fact, increased his fanbase to a gigantic extent with his podcast.

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He keeps boxing lovers entertained with his Hotboxin’ podcast, wherein he brings in celebrities from many verticals. Recently, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ brought in the former UFC lightweight champ, Khabib Nurmagomedov, on his podcast.

This episode did exuberantly well in terms of viewership, and it accrued significant attention from one and all.

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There were huge chunks of fans who enjoyed their time watching this episode. But simultaneously, there were a certain number of fans who criticized ‘Iron’ Mike for being stoned throughout this podcast.

These boxing lovers took it to Twitter to detail their anger towards Tyson.

A fan wrote, “r/mma big mad at Mike Tyson for being as stoned as usual on his podcast with Khabib.”

Another fan expressed his frustration by writing, “Mike Tyson is stoned out of his mind and not even present for a convo ffs.”

A fan even termed Tyson’s conduct as ‘disrespectful’ on his Twitter handle. He wrote, “Pretty disrespectful of Mike Tyson to be high AF during this interview.”

Moving further, a few others too penned their notions down, writing, “I’ve tried to watch the Mike Tyson podcast with Khabib three times now and it’s so difficult. Iron Mike is too high to even function.”

Will Mike Tyson come up with a response on the entire matter?

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Tyson, in his podcast with Nurmagomedov, seemed unusually quiet. He didn’t really involve himself in the conversations like in other episodes.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 25: Mike Tyson speaks onstage during the “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truthts” panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour – Day 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

That said, he pinned himself in a position to receive mammoth criticism from usual followers of his podcast. However, if ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ comes up with a response to the same, the matter might not escalate more.

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It’ll be interesting to see how things play out for ‘Iron’ Mike and his podcast in the coming few days. What do you make of the above story?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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