Mike Tyson Says People Would Have Seen Him Naked Frequently if Social Media Was Prominent During His Prime

Published 04/15/2021, 11:01 AM EDT
BOXER MIKE TYSON TRAINING AT THE GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL LONDON.. 25/1/00. (Photo by David Ashdown/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson is one of the most prolific boxing prospects to ever grace the ring. Right from his debut until today, Tyson attained paramount stardom and solidified his place. Even today, he stays abruptly relevant to the fight world and makes it to the news headlines somehow.

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‘Iron’ Mike also runs his own podcast channel and gets several sports guests and celebrities across various verticals.

In his recent Hotboxin podcast, Tyson brought in Terrell Owens and Sebastian Joseph-Day. Here the trio discussed what would have happened if social media had existed in the retro sports/boxing era.

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Tyson made a hilarious comment on the same and said, “People would’ve seen me naked a lot,” (h/t Sportscasting)

LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 16: Heavyweight fighter Mike Tyson fights Frank Bruno in a scheduled twelve round WBC heavyweight title fight March 16, 1996 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson won the fight by TKO in the third round. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ was the most flamboyant star of the retro boxing era.

Prior to him, no one in the sport saw such a cosmic fan following. All of Tyson‘s fights back then accrued millions of eyeballs and he kept piling on to the top with gratifying wins.

As famous for his in-ring skills, Tyson was equally known for his actions outside the game. He etched every boxing enthusiast’s eye with his unusual activities outside the game. And this is predominantly why he came up with the chucklesome statement above.

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Mike Tyson – the sublime heavyweight star

Tyson debuted in the sport in 1985. Ever since then, there was no turning back for him.

Back then, no one expected to fetch such a long pathway in the sport. But vanquishing all the naysayers from his way, ‘Iron’ Mike rose to the peak of boxing.

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His enigmatic power, eye-catchy persona, and overall conduct made him a fan favorite in no time. Moreover, Tyson entertained a sea of an audience by creating magic inside the squared circle.

Hanging up his gloves from the sport in 2005, Tyson has never really been out of the sport since then.

Even today he looks to stay extremely fit with his extensive boxing regimes and looks for ways to inspire his fans around the globe.

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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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