Eben Britton Finally Breaks Silence on Leaving Mike Tyson’s Hotboxin’ Podcast

Published 02/02/2021, 4:00 PM EST


Mike Tyson and Eben Britton joined hands to form the HotBoxin’ podcast, which became one of the most renowned talk shows in the world. Following a successful Season 1 that saw umpteen legends as guests, Season 2 is already on the roll.

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However, Eben Britton is no longer a part of the journey. Jeremy Piven has replaced Britton as the co-host, something that has left a legion of fans rather vexed. Since the airing of Season 2, fas have constantly demanded to see Britton alongside Tyson. However, their cries have seemingly fallen on deaf ears.

The former NFL player Eben Britton recently revealed why he is no longer a part of Hotboxin podcast. He expressed his love for ‘Iron’ Mike but claimed that a series of changes prompted him to take his leave.

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In a video, Britton oped up and said, “I absolutely love Mike (Tyson), Mike is my sole brother, the relationship we have cultivated over the last couple of years is really unlike any relationship in my entire life that I have ever had.”

He added, “The truth of the matter is, here we are and things are changing. There’s a new production crew involved with HotBoxin’, and so you know where I am coming from.

“I have offered olive branch after olive branch to make this thing work, to figure out how I can come back because honestly I was one of the key creators of HotBoxin’ and I wanted to see it through, I want to see it succeed.”

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According to Britton, Mike Tyson has nothing to do with the changes, but having a new team might have propelled Britton to bid his beloved show adieu.

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Speaking on the issue, Britton continued, “But at the end of the day, I am going to try to say this without burning any bridges, because that doesn’t do anyone any good but the business is getting in the way and it has nothing to do with Mike.

“But it has to do with other people involved in the situation.”

Although he still feels that the venture has a lot of promise, reconciliation seems highly unlikely. Do you think Eben Britton was the best co-host?

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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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