“Eddie Was Lucky It Wasn’t Will Smith” – Mike Tyson Almost Chris Rock’ed Eddie Murphy on Stage Once

Published 05/13/2022, 11:58 AM EDT

The former two-time heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, once shared a stage with renowned actor and comedian, Eddie Murphy. Interestingly, the comedian did ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ impression in front of him. This rare moment witnessed Tyson almost Chris Rock’ed Murphy.

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A rare video clip of Tyson is catching the attention of fans on social media platforms. The clip displayed Tyson paying tribute to an American singer on a show hosted by Eddie Murphy.

Tyson said, “Stay tune for more of the Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute honoring the one heavyweight I would never dare to step into the ring with. Sammy you’re truly the undefeated champion.”

However, to add more spice to the show, Murphy persuaded Tyson to use his Mike Tyson tune. The real voice in which Mike Tyson used to speak earlier. Murphy said, “The producer of the show was hoping you would have a little more feeling of more mike. You know a little more Mike Tyson. You know more Mike Tysonism like.”

After saying this, the comedian made a hilarious Tyson impression. He said, “Hello ladies and gentlemen Sammy I would like.” 

Meanwhile, Tyson felt embarrassed, and he covered Murphy’s face with his hand around the neck and took him off the stage before the latter could complete.

Notably, it is quite similar to a recent incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscar award ceremony. Therefore, fans reacted by connecting it to Will Smith’s controversy.

One fan wrote, “Eddie was lucky it wasn’t Will.”

This fan mentioned this because while hosting Oscar’s renowned comedian made a joke about Will smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Which didn’t sit well with Smith, so he walked onto the stage and slapped Chris Rock.

Few more fans reacted to the rare video of Mike Tyson

Another fan wrote, “Imagine if Eddie was trying to mimic Jada.”

“Imagine if Mike react like Will,” added another fan.

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Another social media user wrote, “Back then he was punching people for looking at him wrong, he must be a fan of Murphy.”

Yet another fan wrote, “His life flashed before his eyes when Mike headlocked him tho.”

However, there were more fans who only reacted with laughing emojis to this clip.

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Comparing Tyson’s reaction to Will Smith’s reaction, what’s your take on it? Let us know in the comments below.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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