A Chef’s Statement Forced Mike Tyson to Abandon Interview

Published 12/25/2021, 6:31 AM EST
MOSCOW, RUSSIA NOVEMBER 28, 2017: American former professional boxer Mike Tyson at the Synergy Global Forum at Moscow’s Olimpiysky Arena. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)


We regard Mike Tyson as a true combat sports legend who’s followed extensively by fans, media, and boxing purists. The former heavyweight king is one of the most happening individuals in the boxing space, and everyone loves surrounding themselves with ‘Iron’ Mike. However, something unusual took place recently, which eventually got an unexpected reaction from Tyson.

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‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ recently interacted with boxing, stalwart Mikey Garcia and his team. Here, an elite boxing journalist, Elie Seckbach, too, marked himself present, and he noted the conversations Tyson had with Garcia and his team members.

Garcia even brought in his chef, Frank, who is a big fan of Mike Tyson. Abruptly, Seckbach said, “Mike, let me introduce you, this is Frank – the cook. He’s Mikey Garcia’s chef. He’s your biggest fan on the planet. He says he can take your best punch.”

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Tyson left the interview immediately after he heard this statement. Later, Frank, the cook himself, responded to Elie Seckbach. He said, “Why would you say that?” 

‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ is the most humble guy around and he’s developed some terrific patience with time. However, if any journalist asked the same question to Mike Tyson of the 1980s, there might have been an intense reaction coming from him.

Mike Tyson hung up his gloves from the pro-boxing side in 2005, and since then he turned into a unique individual altogether.

Mike Tyson – A flamboyant star of the retro era

Back in the 1990s, Tyson solely stirred the sport with his enigmatic run in the heavyweight roster. Being at the top of his game with his consistent wins, Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champ at just 20.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 19: Former boxing champion Mike Tyson looks on during the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 19, 2019 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fl.(Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

For his life outside the ring and controversies, ‘Iron’ Mike became even more famous. That said, no one back then would have imagined Tyson changing himself to his current version.

Even in today’s time, Tyson stays in the headlines for his contribution to the acting space, podcasts, and appearances at some top-notch boxing events.

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What do you make of the above video and the ‘Iron Mike’ as a person?

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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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