Butterbean Announces He Can Take on Mike Tyson on The Jimmy Kimmel Show

Published 06/18/2022, 7:39 PM EDT
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – MARCH 06: Mike Tyson performs his one man show “Undisputed Truth” in the Music Box at the Borgata on March 6, 2020 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)

Former world champion Mike Tyson is one of the most eccentric boxers of all time. ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ recently joined hands with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to surprise his fans.

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Tyson collaborated with Kimmel for a segment called ‘Mike Tyson is Right Behind You’. The format of the segment was such that participants were asked to share their thoughts on Tyson. Meanwhile, without them knowing, Tyson would be standing right beside them. In fact, the segment even paved for some hysterical answers about Tyson.

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One of the participants was asked where he would place Tyson on a list of the greatest athletes of all time. In response, he said, “He’s my favorite boxer of all time. But, he’s probably around…”

But when he notices Tyson standing next to him, he hilariously places Tyson in the first spot. Notably, the same individual had previously placed NBA legend Michael Jordan in the first place.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 10: Former boxer and inductee Mike Tyson arrives at the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame inaugural induction gala at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on August 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Similarly, another person initially called Tyson’s tattoos ugly but was at a loss for words after noticing Tyson. Meanwhile, one of the fans even showed the respect that he had for the champ. He said, “I think he’s great. I love to see his transition into this second life that he’s got.”

However, the best interaction that Tyson had was with former heavyweight Butterbean aka Eric Esch. Moreover, Butterbean claimed that he can take on Tyson before engaging in a mock sparring session with him.

Mike Tyson dresses as a bee

Mike Tyson was a guest at the 17th annual Spelling Bee competition on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tyson was, in fact, present as the assistant word pronouncer.

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Moreover, Tyson and Kimmel’s man Friday Guillermo Rodriguez were dressed in bumblebee costumes. Tyson’s costume caught the eye of fans. Many of them were surprised to see the formidable ‘Iron’ Mike in his new avatar.

He even went on to dance on Instagram, stating that he feels beautiful.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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