Mike Tyson Describes How His Day Turned Into Hell After His Phone Number Got Leaked Online

Published 10/14/2021, 8:40 AM 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)


Despite having retired 16 years ago, Mike Tyson always makes it to news headlines. The former heavyweight king fairly knows how to draw steady statements and hit the right chord while connecting with the fans. That’s why his fan base has only increased over the years, and there’s no stopping for ‘Iron’ Mike.

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Tyson is a renowned podcast host and fans follow his Hotboxin’ podcasts to a great extent. At times, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ also appears on different podcasts and shows where he shares some unique instances of his life.

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Recently, he was a part of the Full Send Podcast. Here, one of the co-hosts named Kyle Forgeard opened up about leaking ‘Iron’ Mike’s phone number once and what happened after that.

Forgeard said, “We were doing the twitch stream with the gambling and we had mic on, and to call them you had to like facetime them to bring them on the screen. So I f**ked up. I wasn’t even thinking, and I pulled up the contacts and it said Mike Tyson and it showed his number. And right after I did it, he started getting blown up, and it kept freezing.”

Tyson then asked his assistant, “How many (calls) you got in one day?”

8000,” he reverted.

“A**hole” Tyson said to Kyle Forgeard.

The hardcore fans of Mike Tyson like keeping track of whatever he does. That said, some of those fans quickly figured out the mess up Forgeard did and rushed to call ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’. Also, the number leaked was Tyson’s personal number.

Mike Tyson – An unusual fight personality

Tyson came into the limelight in the mid-1980s with his charismatic in-ring performances. A few months after his debut, he became the world champion. Subsequently, his name in the fight world grew and his activities and controversies inside and outside the boxing vertical made him even more famous.

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LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 11: Boxer Mike Tyson arrives at the premiere of “Against the Ropes” at the Chinese Theater on February 11, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

‘Iron’ Mike always finds himself associated with some of the most hilarious yet unique anecdotes in the sport.

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From chasing his promoter Don King on the freeway to cracking a brawl with Lennox Lewis prior to the fight, Tyson has seen it all.

Given Tyson’s colorful stories, there’s no doubt in admitting that he is one of the most unusual fight personalities.

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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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