CRAZY! Mike Tyson Nearly Choked Out a Man With a Headlock

Published 02/16/2021, 9:07 AM EST
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)


Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson has had several astonishing incidents in his life that often turned into massive controversies. Despite that, Tyson never hesitated to speak his mind or open up on his activities. That said, back in the day, he even turned violent at times.

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Aged 54, Mike Tyson seems different now and is no longer the crude trash-talker. Although he is still a celebrity, Tyson seems composed at the dotage of his life.

Meanwhile, his throwback incidents continue to allure the fans. Recently, popular celebrity, Kid, opened up on his relationship with Tyson. Moreover, he also recalled how the heavyweight pugilist locked up a person in a choke and squeezed him in pain.

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Speaking with Dj Vlad, Kid said, “I remember this one, time way back in the days like you know we run him (Mike Tyson) into a club or something. I remember, play just got to you, you know, I don’t know man and Mike (Tyson) just grabbed him and like outing him in a  headlock. And then he just kept squeezing him like and play was like (coughs).”

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Tyson had several such incidents where he grabbed attention outside the boxing ring. It turned him into a global superstar as non-fighting fans also took an interest in his life. But the fame and glory turned out to be a roller coaster ride for ‘Iron’.

Amid all the joy, he faced some harsh controversies and also ended up losing his entire net worth in 2003. However, Tyson revived stronger from that phase and is once again the rich boxing exert.

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What’s next for Mike Tyson?

A few months back, Tyson staged his return to the ring in an exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. Despite ending up in a draw, Tyson dominated the fight like he was in his prime and has vowed to appear in more such events. It has also re-ignited the talks of a trilogy fight with Evander Holyfield.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson exits the ring after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)

Apart from that, Tyson has several more business ventures to look after. Thus, he is still an evergreen enigma of the sport, who has several activities at this stage.

Do you think Tyson’s heel persona was the best for him?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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