Watch: William Shatner Mocks Mike Tyson’s Tattoo in a Hilarious Video

Published 06/22/2021, 9:32 AM EDT
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)


Not everyone dares to taunt Mike Tyson, especially when it comes to his loved possessions. However, Canadian actor William Shatner could do it in fashion, that too in front of ‘Iron’ Mike. Nevertheless, it’s was a friendly clip, a product-paid promotion, where the boxer and the actor shared a healthy interaction. The video has already sent the combat world into a frenzy.

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Tyson’s facial tattoo is one of the most iconic symbols in the entertainment world, with sheer popularity amongst boxing and cinema fans. Hence, Shatner didn’t hesitate to put it on his face and sit for a chat with Tyson. Besides, he pretended the tattoo to be his original concept and the heavyweight elite just kept replying to Shatner.

Shatner- “Micheal, I wanna talk to you about tattoos. I got one too. Can you tell?”

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Tyson- “Yes I do.”

Shatner- “Do you like it?”

Tyson- “I love it.”

Shatner- “Does it look like yours?”

Tyson- “I think it has quite similarities.”

The celebrity pair even discussed a few things about boxing. 54-year-old Mike Tyson claimed to have found a desire to get back in action, revealing that he is still hungry, loves to fight, and wants to take over the world. He recently fought Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition bout in November 2020. Following its sheer success, we can see a few more fights coming from ‘The Baddest Man on The Planet’.

Amid all, Tyson and Shatner’s iconic chat on the facial tattoo became the show-stealer. But this isn’t the first time when Tyson’s tattoos have found a way to the global audience. It has been quite a frequent instance for the youngest heavyweight world champion now.

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Mike Tyson and his face tattoos

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Hollywood movie Hangover featured Mike Tyson in a cameo, which was a blockbuster in the box office. Actor Ed Helms, who played the role of Stu, imprints Tyson’s tattoo on his face. It later became an iconic part from the movie and fans seemed happy to catch a glimpse of Mike Tyson. That said, Tyson also lands a punch on actor Zach Galifianakis in the plot.

Despite retiring from the sport, Tyson has always remained a global celebrity. Even today, he runs his own podcast and has several business ventures that grab enough attention for the ex-heavyweight champion. So, Tyson continues to enjoy the stardom wholeheartedly.

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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