“Holy S***!”- Mike Tyson Gets Anxious as ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard Threatens to Knock Out Tommy Hearns

Published 04/02/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
BEIJING, CHINA – MARCH 01: (CHINA OUT) American former professional boxer Mike Tyson attends premiere of film “Ip Man 3” directed by Wilson Yip on March 1, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)


No boxer from the retro boxing era stays as relevant to the sport today as Mike Tyson. ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ still has a cosmic fanbase that keeps a track of all his moves.

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Tyson has somehow struck the right chord to connect with his fans. Moreover, he keeps himself extremely active on social media and even rolls out entertaining episodes on his podcast channel.

Recently on his Hotboxin podcast, Tyson brought in ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, and Shane Mosley. Here Ray Leonard and Hearns engaged in a hilarious rift, wherein ‘Sugar’ even threatened to knock Hearns out.

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He said, “Tommy, I can knock you out now!”

‘Iron’ Mike then interrupted saying, ‘Holy s***,”

Both Hearns and Leonard then actually got up and ‘Sugar’ wittily tried to land his punch on Hearns by checking the distance. But Tyson then split the duo saying, “No stop, stop no oh god!”

The whole studio then cracked up laughing, watching ‘Sugar’ and Hearns confront each other.

‘Iron’ Mike usually keeps his audience entertained with several on and off-the-show activities. He even vows to inspire the upcoming generation of boxers with his stringent workout regimes.

A few months ago, Tyson entered an exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr. Here the 54-year-old showcased a snippet of his old self and fared exuberantly well.

This exhibition bout gathered a whopping 1.6 million PPV buys and went down as one of the most thrilling boxing events.

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Mike Tyson preparing for another exhibition bout?

Right after his last exhibition, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ expressed his desire to lace up the boxing gloves yet again.

He is reported to take on his long-time rival from the 1990s boxing era, Evander Holyfield. Tyson has even immersed himself in grilling workouts to prepare for this fight.

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The world saw what happened between them in the first 2 contests. Similarly, a trilogy will lure the fans to a great extent, and this bout will certainly end up in the history books.

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How excited are you to see Tyson entering the boxing ring again?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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