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Mike Tyson wanted to name his show ‘Boxing, bitches, babies and lawsuits’

Mike Tyson has a successful one-man show going called “Undisputed Truth.” The show originated in Las Vegas, moved to Broadway, and now Tyson will be touring the country over the next several months while performing the show. The funny thing is Tyson says “Undisputed Truth” wasn’t the name he really wanted for the show. Oh no. The title he preferred was something a lot more befitting of his personality.

During an interview with Jim Rome on Showtime, Tyson explained that he wanted the show to be named “Boxing, bitches, babies and lawsuits.”

“Boxing, bitches, babies, and lawsuits [is what I wanted to call it], but my wife and attorney just freaked out, you know, because that’s so politically incorrect. ‘Mike, you’re bashing babies like you had babies without planning them. You wish you didn’t have your babies,’” Tyson says they told him.

“I said, ‘No, I do love my babies. That’s all I did all my life. All I did was fight, fornicate, and go to court.’ That’s all I did! That’s all the hell I did!” Tyson exclaimed.

“I fought, I fornicate, and I went to court. And I got sued and went to jail on certain occasions, you know — one occasion, prison.

“Pretty exciting, but it really sucked on the emotional tip,” Tyson conceded.

Rome asked Tyson what living that life was like, and the former boxer indicated it’s not as great as it sounds.

“I don’t know, Jim. I’m just happy I don’t have that life anymore,” he answered.

So there you have it: the Mike Tyson story. Just remember if you’re thinking of buying tickets to see Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, that the real show you’re going to see is about Mike Tyson’s life of boxing, bitches, babies and lawsuits. But I’m sure you already knew that.

Evander Holyfield tweets hilarious picture of him wearing Mike Tyson tattoo shirt

More than 15 years have passed since Mike Tyson infamously bit Evander Holyfield’s ear during a fight. Life’s too short for the parties involved to not joke about it now, and that is exactly what they have been doing over the past few months. Back in June, Tyson promoted Holyfield’s barbecue sauce on his Twitter account by writing that Holyfield’s ear would have tasted better with it. On Monday, Holyfield tweeted the photo you see above along with the following:

“@MikeTyson bit my ear and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.”

The shirt can be purchased online as part of the Mike Tyson Collection, so it appears the two former heavyweight champions have turned into promoters for each other. It’s no secret Holyfield has had some financial problems recently, so perhaps it is a relationship that can benefit both. Good for them for turning the whole thing into water under the bridge.

H/T Game On!

Mike Tyson uses ear-biting joke to promote Evander Holyfield’s BBQ sauce

Thursday marked the 15-year anniversary of the rematch between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield that featured one of the most bizarre endings to a sporting event in history. Tyson infamously bit a piece of Holyfield’s ear off, leaving the heavyweight hopping around the ring like mad while a chunk of his ear was chilling on the canvas waiting to be reattached.

Tyson sent a tweet on Friday morning to help promote Holyfield’s new BBQ sauce, and the joke was fantastic:

Holyfield’s been tweeting about his BBQ sauce non-stop for the past 8 hours, so it’s obvious this was a marketing push by Tyson, but it’s nonetheless hysterical. Evander even set it up with a tweet of his own, but it’s still perfect.

And if you’re wondering why Holyfield’s been pitching his BBQ sauce so aggressively, there’s an easy answer.

This is the least Tyson can do to help the man out after taking a chunk out of his ear.

You can go here to order Holyfield’s sauce.

Mike Tyson tells PTI ‘wet noodle’ story about Brad Pitt and Robin Givens (Video)

Mike Tyson joined PTI to promote his upcoming Broadway show “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” and gave an entertaining interview. Yes, I know “Mike Tyson” and “entertaining” are synonymous, but this was every bit as good like usual.

Tyson discussed what shows he’s seen on Broadway. He explained that seeing Chazz Palmineteri’s “Bronx Tale” play inspired him to do his one-man show. He also offered a fantastic quote:

“I embrace my shame and embarrassment.”

But the true highlight of the interview was when he shared a story about his divorce proceedings from his one-time wife, Robin Givens. Tyson said he still sleeping with Givens during their proceedings, but that all ended when she saw him with Brad Pitt one day. His description, at the 3:30 mark in the video above, is outstanding.

H/T LBS contributor A. Liu

Mike Tyson: I was a prostitute hunter (Video)

Mike Tyson and Spike Lee were guests on the “Today” show Tuesday to promote their new Broadway show “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.” Tyson was full of the same crazy energy and wacko charisma that has made his one-man show successful, and he got particularly animated when explaining why he became a vegan (3:40 mark in the video).

According to Tyson, he was sick of his life of prostitute hunting and venereal diseases, so that’s why he cleaned up and swapped animal products for the legume life.

The interview was Tyson at his finest, though there were no mentions of “womb shifting,” unfortunately.

Chest bump to Guyism

Of course Mike Tyson wrote a song about LeBron James (Video)

Mike Tyson, who hasn’t boxed since losing to Kevin McBride in 2005, is still relevant and still hilarious. Tyson showed off his singing skills on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday night by performing his song power ballad about LeBron James. All bets are that Tyson wrote the piece himself and if he didn’t, Jimmy Kimmel and his writers are pure geniuses to dish off the line “LeBron James is great, he makes Cleveland irate” to someone with probable brain damage. At least it’s nice to see the former heavyweight champ doing something constructive with his time that doesn’t involve more pigeons or face tattoos.

Wife says Mike Tyson lost a tooth after being headbutted by his tiger

Mike Tyson famously had a gold tooth front and center on his grill that’s since been replaced by a standard, boring white tooth. The story of how Tyson lost the tooth several years ago is as crazy as Tyson himself.

Kiki Tyson, Mike’s wife, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that her husband lost the tooth “when his tiger, Kenya, headbutted him.”

It’s unclear if Tyson got a gold tooth replacement after having his original tooth knocked out by the tiger, or if his gold tooth was knocked out by the tiger, and that’s why he has a white tooth now.

Kiki also told the Review-Journal that her husband had some dental work done about a year ago to close his notable gap. Tyson went back to the gap-tooth look after realizing it was his signature. Smart move by Tyson. You take away your signature gap, you can no longer get awesome birthday surprises like this one.

H/T The Dish