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‘Floyd Just Sh*t His Pants’: Fans React as ‘Dirty Mouth’ Mike Tyson Takes a Swing at Floyd Mayweather in Vintage Video

Published 09/12/2022, 1:30 PM EDT

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Mike Tyson is regarded as the most vicious boxer of all time. The boxing scene in the early 1990s was single-handedly ruled by Tyson. He even acquired the nickname “The Baddest Man on the Planet” due to his enraged demeanor. However, there were occasions when his rage was so out of control that no one dared approach him.

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Everyone was aware of the former heavyweight champion’s rage, and he quickly rose to the status of the world’s most terrifying man. In the past, Tyson savaged Floyd Mayweather, who at the time appeared to be agitated by Tyson’s presence. Take a look at what fans have to say about it.


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Unforgettable moments from Mike Tyson’s career 

Boxing fans witnessed the biggest upset of the sport when ‘Iron Mike’ faced the first loss of his career. Tyson was set to fight Buster Douglas on February 11, 1990. The spectators at the Tokyo Dome were already convinced that Tyson would prevail as the winner. They were just there to see Tyson’s boxing brilliance. 

‘Iron Mike’ was dominating the fight since the first round. He even nearly knocked out Douglas in the eighth round. However, Buster struck a hard uppercut that floored Tyson on the canvas in round 10, and it marked the first defeat of ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’. 


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Furthermore, fellow heavyweight Evander Holyfield was Tyson’s biggest rival at the time. Holyfield had defeated Tyson in their first face-off, but something very unusual occurred during their rematch. The second fight between the two heavyweights took place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, on June 28, 1997. 

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During the third round of the bout, both the fighters were tied in a clinch. Surprisingly, Tyson bit a piece of Holyfield’s ear leaving him bleeding. However, the referee resumed the fight, as Holyfield was certain to resume the fight. But Tyson again reached toward his opponent’s ear and tried biting it. 

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It obviously resulted in Tyson getting disqualified from the fight. Years later, Tyson apologized to Holyfield for his wrongdoing back in the day. But fans still reminisce about the fight when Tyson did the unpredictable. 

Meanwhile, what do you think about Mayweather’s reaction to Tyson’s dominating demeanor? Share it in the comments below.  



Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.

Edited By: Ajinkya Aswale