Five Times Mike Tyson Unleashed His Wrath Outside the Boxing Ring

Published 05/12/2022, 3:30 PM EDT
NEW YORK – JANUARY 22: (FILE PHOTO) Boxer Mike Tyson, bleeding from the forehead, yells at reporters at a news conference announcing the upcoming Las Vegas fight between Tyson and heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis January 22, 2002 in New York, NY. Tyson was arrested after a brawl with two men outside a Brooklyn hotel June 21, 2003 in New York City. He has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Unlike other world champions, Mike Tyson was not only a boxer but a unique persona. He was as famous for making controversies outside the ring as for fighting inside the ring. With the savage attitude backed by the art of fighting, ‘Iron’ Mike was fearless. Those who could not sit well with Tyson had to face the wrath of the youngest heavyweight champion ever.

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – JULY 21: Mike Tyson and Don King celebrates after Tyson defeated Carl Williams for the WBA, WBC and IBF heavyweight tittles on July 21, 1989 at the Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tyson won the fight with a knock out in the first round. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

He is not the type of man who would ignore the insults thrown at him. ‘The Baddest Man on Planet’ is known for returning the dirt with a more intense tone.


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Let’s see five moments of Mike Tyson when he unloaded the wrath

Mike Tyson on Floyd Mayweather

In an interview, ‘The Pretty Boy’ had claimed that he was the greatest boxer of all time. According to Mayweather, he is greater than Muhammad Ali.

This did not sit well with Tyson.

When the media asked him about this, Tyson said, “He’s very delusional. Listen, if he was anywhere near that realm of greatness with Ali he’d be able to take his kids to school by himself. He can’t take his kids to school by himself, and he’s talking about he’s great? Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people, greatness is being accepted by the people. He can’t take his kids alone to school by himself. He’s a little, scared man. He’s a very small, scared man.”

Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis face-off

Ahead of one of the biggest clashes in the boxing history between Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis, things went wild. During a face-off, Tyson came aggressive and engaged in a physical exchange. It was so intense that people sharing the stage had to intervene.

However, Tyson did not stop there. While leaving, he delivered insults to the media personnel.

Mike Tyson defending ear bite

In the rematch between the two greatest heavyweights of the 90th decade, Tyson bit the ear of his opponent Evander Holyfield twice. It is the most infamous and worrisome incident in boxing history. However, the fight was stopped and Tyson was fined later.

But talking on the same subject in an interview, Tyson made some cutting remarks while defending himself.

He accused Holyfield of butting him.

Tyson punching a fan in a flight

This is one of the recent actions shown by Tyson in a flight.

When Tyson was sitting calmly in a plane, an overexcited fan harassed Tyson. This ignited the wrath inside Tyson and he unloaded a flurry of punches at him.

Tyson in a comedy club

This happened when ‘Kid Dynamite’ was enjoying his night in a club in Hollywood.


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Suddenly, a man pulled out his gun and created an atmosphere of fear. Tyson dealt with it in a savage mood.

However, there were a few famous incidents of Tyson that caught massive attention.


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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.

Edited By: Paras Pande