WBC Prez Can’t Stop Laughing at a Struggling Mike Tyson In Infamous “Salmons Communication” Commercial Blooper

Published 02/04/2024, 7:00 AM EST

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In the heyday of his career, Mike Tyson‘s financial empire reached an astounding £300 million. This attracted a lineup of advertisers eager to align with the ‘Baddest Man On the Planet.’ Among the lucrative endorsements, Tyson partnered with soft drink giant Pepsi in 1988, a move reminiscent of Michael Jackson‘s collaboration with the beverage company. Notably, Nintendo of America’s former president, Minoru Arakawa, was captivated by Tyson’s in-ring prowess.

This led to the launch of the iconic Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out video game in 1987. Gamers worldwide embraced the challenge of seeing ‘Little Mac’ go up against the formidable final boss, Tyson. So, even though Mike Tyson had enough experience doing commercials, however, there was a time when he struggled to say words in front of the camera. The incident was recalled recently by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman.

Mike Tyson fumbles in front of the camera!


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Back in 1995, Mike Tyson shot a promo for his fight against Peter Mcneeley. Mike Tyson, despite having enough assistance, found himself repeatedly struggling with the challenge of delivering a perfect message to his American rival. The heavyweight legend, aiming to convey a stern message, encountered difficulty in nailing the correct words. This resulted in him giving multiple takes and a comedic scene that lingers in the memories of those who witnessed Tyson’s amusing attempts.

He said everything from ‘Cumcast Cable’ to ‘Samsonite Cable’, but couldn’t say the right words, ‘Salmon Communications’ in the video. Moreover, after his fourth attempt, Tyson laughed and stroked Don King with a pat on his thigh, which dropped his promoter on his knees. This was quite hilarious for the WBC President, and Mauricio Sulaiman, while posting the video, wrote, “Can’t stop laughing! And Don King got it from [Mike Tyson].


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Furthermore, this is the same fight that grabbed the attention of many conspiracy theorists, as it might have given a clue for time travel. Since a device similar to a smartphone is seen in the hands of a fan in the crowd. This wasn’t possible back in that time.

Tyson-Mcneeley fight hinted towards the time-traveling possibility

A video surfaced on September 18, 2015, seemingly portraying a spectator capturing moments from the Mike Tyson vs. Peter McNeeley heavyweight boxing match on August 19, 1995. The intriguing aspect lies in the spectator’s use of what appears to be a modern camera phone. This is a technology that didn’t exist at the time. While the footage is authentic, it showcases glimpses of the device around the 2:50 mark.


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It challenges the timeline as the first camera phone wasn’t commercially available until the year 2000. However, it also shares similarities with handheld cameras widely available then. Due to the video’s resolution limitations, specific features are challenging to discern. Cameras such as the Casio QV-10A, Casio QV-100, and Logitech Fotoman, all prevalent in 1995, exhibit similarities to the device in question.


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So, even though the prospect of it being a smartphone is more interesting, it could’ve been nothing more than a pocket camera. But what do you think? Was the man a time traveler? Tell us in the comments section.

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Written by:

Chirag Radhyan


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My passion for sweet science began at the tender age of 12, a gift from my father who introduced me to the legendary persona of Muhammad Ali. In my heart, 'The Rumble in the Jungle' still remains to be the pinnacle of sporting history. Over the years, my fervor for boxing remained intact, although life's commitments sometimes deviated me from being a hardcore fan of the sport.
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Arijit Saha