5 Time Mike Tyson Appeared as Star Guest

Published 10/21/2021, 10:29 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Former champion Mike Tyson poses on the red carpet during the Box Fan Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson is one of the most well-known boxers in the modern era. His antics inside and outside the ring helped make him a household name. From his vicious knockouts inside the ring to his lavish lifestyle outside of it, fans knew Mike Tyson for more than just his boxing skills.

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Following his boxing career, Tyson made a name for himself in the film and television industry. Tyson made a lot of appearances in TV shows, movies, and commercials. Today we take a look at ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson’s top 5 guest appearances.

1. Mike Tyson in ‘The Hangover and The Hangover Part II’

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Back in 2009, The Hangover was an instant hit. The storyline of four friends celebrating a bachelor party that goes very wrong brought a new kind of comedy to the screen. In the movie, the friends ended up stealing Mike Tyson’s tiger from his apartment suite when they were extremely drunk.

Like any other Tiger owner, Tyson wanted his Tiger back. He appears in the film in the guys’ hotel room and knocks out ‘Alan’ played by Zach Galifianakis, in what is one of the funniest movie scenes. After the success of the first Hangover, Hangover Part II came out in 2011, two years later.

Mike Tyson appears in the second movie as well. This time, however, Tyson comes as ‘Alan’s friend for ‘Stu’s wedding. This scene of Tyson singing is the perfect ending to the bizarre and thrilling storyline of the second movie.

2. Rocky Balboa

The ‘Rocky’ movie series starring Sylvester Stallone features some of the most iconic boxing movies. The original movies came out during the 1970s and the 1980s. However, Sylvester Stallone decided to bring back the story in a 20006 movie called ‘Rocky Balboa’.

As the film stars several sports personalities, the makers had to make sure that they included the face of boxing in the film as well. In the film, Tyson taunts Rocky’s opponent Dixon before they enter the ring and fight against each other.

3. How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother ruled the TV comedy genre from 2005 to 2014. The show was a hit around the world and had many famous celebrity appearances. However, probably one of the most bizarre appearances on the show was Mike Tyson.

In season eight of the show, Tyson makes an appearance in the episode called ‘Bad Crazy’. He appears as himself in the episode where Robin is unsure about holding baby Marvin. In comes ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ and holds the baby and plays with it.

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4. Dancing with the stars

Back in 2011, Mike Tyson showed fans his amazing footwork outside the ring. He joined ‘Bailando por un sueño,’ Argentina’s version of ‘Dancing With The Stars’. Tyson performed a ballroom routine with none other than his wife Lakiha Spicer.

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5. Foot Locker commercial

Back in 2013, Mike Tyson was part of a star-studded Foot Locker commercial. The commercials starred basketball stars like Kyrie Irving and Dennis Rodman. In the commercial, Tyson shows up at Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield’s house and says sorry to him for biting his ear.

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Tyson then presents Holyfield with a box containing the piece of his ear that he bit off. The two heavyweights then embrace as Holyfield forgives Tyson.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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