VIDEO: Mike Tyson Once Knocked Himself Down While Riding a Hoverboard

Published 12/26/2021, 8:00 AM EST
MOSCOW, RUSSIA NOVEMBER 28, 2017: American former professional boxer Mike Tyson at the Synergy Global Forum at Moscow’s Olimpiysky Arena. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)


We know Mike Tyson for knocking people out with vicious shots inside the boxing ring. However, Tyson was never left scratch-free. He also fell prey to the same a few times and showcased his vulnerability against some of his best opponents in Evander Holyfield or Lennox Lewis.

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It was heartbreaking for his fans, but a hilarious incident came to the spotlight when Tyson knocked himself out while failing to ride a hoverboard. ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ has been into some comical displays. From his cinematic stints to advertisements, Tyson has frequently brought a smile to people’s faces.

Meanwhile, his hoverboard failure also did the same, but Tyson may have had to pay the price of injuring himself. In 2015, Mike Tyson was spotted in his home trying to ride a hoverboard. He couldn’t make it and fell off horrifically. The sight caught sheer attention and even some traditional media houses reported it.

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While it’s been over five years since then, the moment continues to offer a hilarious time to Tyson and his fans all over the world. Tyson has never been new to injuries like most of the boxers and falling from a hoverboard doesn’t seem to have cost the heavyweight legend a lot. Having admitted to fighting with a broken spinal cord in the past, Mike Tyson is clearly an icon inside the ring.

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55-year-old Mike Tyson is not very far from the boxing ring now. He returned to an exhibition against Roy Jones Jr. in November 2020 and looked incredible. We can see him step through the ropes again. But the chances are very bleak. He has a lot to look for outside the ring and can happily remain retired.

What is Mike Tyson doing these days?

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Apart from interviewing celebrities in his HotBoxin podcast, Mike Tyson is a business entrepreneur now. He has his own official merchandise and is also actively taking part in movies. The ‘Iron Mike’ will soon feature in an Indian movie titled Liger, still being a global superstar.Besides, he is garnering call-outs from both the old school and the new school fighters.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson reacts after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)

This leads to Mike Tyson operating at will without having to put his life at stake inside the ring.

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However, a lucrative payday can urge the legend to come back and that will make all the combat fans ecstatic.

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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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