RARE: Mike Tyson Hilariously Fails to Cut a Promo on Camera

Published 11/05/2021, 11:39 AM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)


Mike Tyson has failed quite a few times in his life. Excluding some of his controversies and six professional losses, it has been all glory for ‘Iron’ Mike. However, Tyson once failed miserably on camera while shooting a promo for his fight against Peter McNeeley back in 1995.

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Tyson gave several takes on screen, but couldn’t get it perfect for a long time. Despite umpteen assistants by his side, the heavyweight boxer couldn’t get the correct words. While the scene could have been frustrating, it was actually hilarious to see Mike Tyson offer several takes for one short clip.

Tyson tried to send a stern message to his fellow American rival. However, the heavyweight legend had to pull back several times before getting the right take. The particular video grabbed attention and is still fresh in the minds of the people.

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The comic relief, however, remained only till that interview. And Tyson shook his opponent in the in-ring clash. While McNeeley tried to charge Tyson from the initial stage, it backfired and ‘Iron’ floored him twice before closing the show. Tyson was still beaten just once back then.

Mike Tyson then went after Buster Mathis Jr. After getting the win, he grabbed the WBC heavyweight title from Frank Bruno in 1996.

That stellar run also ended quickly after Tyson fell prey to Evander Holyfield in what became one of the most heated rivalries in the sport.

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Was Peter McNeeley a worthy opponent to Mike Tyson?

Back in 1995, Tyson was one of the scariest punchers in the sport. He was running through the division with sheer viciousness and seemed invincible for a long time. Thus, Peter McNeeley wasn’t really an intimidating foe for ‘Iron’.

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Prior to the fight, Tyson already seemed laser-focused and seemed confident about securing the victory.

The lopsided outcome urged several people to criticize Tyson for opting for Peter McNeeley as his rival. Nevertheless, Tyson delivered a highlight-reel moment, and the fight was important to build his hard-hitting aura amongst the mainstream public.

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However, the pre-fight promo bloopers are what stands out when anyone remembers Mike Tyson vs Peter McNeeley.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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