Mike Tyson Reveals Real Reason He “Don’t Go To No Superbowl”

Published 09/05/2023, 2:24 PM EDT

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In the recent episode of his podcast “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson,” Mike Tyson invited the son of legendary Michael Jackson, Prince Jackson. The conversation delved into varying, unique topics. However, one such topic that caught everyone’s attention was Mike’s revelation about the Super Bowl. You might think celebrities like ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ would be front-row fixtures at significant events like the Super Bowl. Surprisingly, the boxing legend recently dropped a bombshell: he doesn’t attend the Super Bowl.

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If you’re a sports fan, you know the Super Bowl is more than just a game; it’s a cultural phenomenon. The Super Bowl is the NFL’s annual championship game. It started in 1966. Furthermore, ESPN lists all Super Bowl winners since 1968. The latest Super Bowl was on February 12, 2023. The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles. Yet, Tyson, a sports icon himself, opts out. Intrigued? Keep scrolling to find out the real reason behind his absence.

Why did Mike Tyson never attend the Super Bowl?

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It all started when Prince discussed MJ’s iconic Super Bowl performance. He talked about how Michael Jackson’s Super Bowl performance was groundbreaking at the time. The performance was so unique that the audience initially thought there was a technical difficulty. To enhance the experience, crowd sound effects were added later. Prince Jackson believes this performance set a new standard and remains one of the most-watched Super Bowl performances. That’s when Iron Mike chimed in with his astounding revelation.

Mike said, “I don’t go to no Super Bowl.” Tyson revealed that the only invitation he ever received was from Bob Kraft, the New England Patriots owner. Despite the exclusive invite, Tyson remains a no-show. “Patriots all the way,” he quipped, making it clear where his loyalties lie. The revelation has left fans and pundits alike puzzled. Tyson, a man known for his love of spectacle and drama, avoids the biggest spectacle in American sports. It’s a paradox that has many scratching their heads.

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Mike Tyson’s absence from the Super Bowl has been a mystery, but now we know the real reason. He’s not snubbing the event; he’s simply never felt compelled to go.

Despite getting an invitation from Bob Kraft, ‘Kid Dynamite’ has refrained from the event. However, what stands thoroughly intriguing is the conversation Mike shared with Prince. The way he discussed everything related to MJ’s legacy was like a breath of fresh air.

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So, what do you think? Will Tyson ever make an appearance at the Super Bowl? We want to hear your thoughts. Drop a comment below and let’s get the conversation started!

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Tanya Tewari is a Boxing Writer at Essentially Sports. She has beautifully blended her love for the combat sport with her fondness for writing. She is especially interested in bringing out the different sides of a persona to the rest of the world.
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