Hosts Warned After Treating Mike Tyson ‘Like a Circus Act’ in Jump Rope Video

Published 06/27/2022, 3:45 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 22: Mike Tyson attends the Citi Taste Of Tennis on August 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for AYS Sports Marketing)

From being the most feared fighter in his prime to giving out laid-back cool grandpa vibes, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has come a long way. Moreover, ‘Iron’ Mike’s contributions to the sport have earned him the love and adoration of boxing fans worldwide. A recently unearthed video showed a retired Tyson flexing his jump rope skills.

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Tyson was a guest on the ‘Windy City Live‘ in 2012. During the show, the hosts Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini were curious if the retired champ was still ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’.

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In fact, Chiaverini challenged Tyson to a jump rope demonstration. He said, “We know that when you were the champ, and every great boxer is a great jump rope artist.”

VERONA, NY – JUNE 08: Former World Champion boxer Mike Tyson claps as the 2018 Hall of Fame class is introduced during the Golden Boy on ESPN fight night at Turning Stone Resort Casino on June 8, 2018 in Verona, New York. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

Tyson, on the other hand, tried backing out, stating that he has been away from jump rope for 20 years. However, he later impressed both the hosts and the audience with an impressive jump rope demonstration.

Moreover, he proved that his skills have not aged a day, since he retired.

Fans are in awe of ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson

Boxing fans were overjoyed to see that Mike Tyson’s skills have not waned after years of retirement. A few fans even shared their thoughts on Tyson’s impressive demonstration.

 

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Corvux IX was quick to point out that a good jump rope skill is a sign of a good boxer. The fan mentioned, “A great boxer never forgets jumping rope.”

Meanwhile, another fan, Carl Darl, found it hard to believe that it had been 20 years since Tyson skipped rope. He stated, “I don’t believe it’s 20yrs since he’s jumped rope. He looked like he hasn’t lost a step.”

Similarly, a fan named Bryan Marcia was surprised that Tyson was able to pull it off while being twice as old as him. He said, Bruh he jumps ropes faster than me and I’m less than half his age
.”

Tyson was yearning to get back in the ring with exhibition bouts at that time. A viewer Justin Simonelli emphasized that by saying, “I LOVE HIM! His muscle memory is incredible, no wonder he wants to get back into the ring!!”

 

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On the other hand, a fan stated Giancarlo Vasquez stated that skills can not be forgotten. He said,Talent and skills are never forgotten; you are born with them.

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Another fan, Versie Smith, also spoke about the legend’s demeanor with kids. She said, “I never knew Mike Tyson would be so much fun to watch. You can not help.but love Mike Tyson…Tyson is so sweet and great with kids. This makes me smile! I hope Tyson brings his 1 man show to our area…”

However, a fan named Mike Keltner had a warning for the hosts. He said, “They should be careful when treating a trained fighter like a circus act.”

In fact, these fan reactions are proof of the massive respect that Tyson has earned over the years. From humble beginnings to superstardom, Tyson has become an irreplaceable inspiration for thousands of upcoming boxers.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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