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Mike Tyson Discusses The Only Fight He Ever Had In Prison

Mike Tyson Discusses The Only Fight He Ever Had In Prison

Mike Tyson has opened up on the only time he had a fight during his spell in prison.

'Iron Mike' was jailed for six years in 1992 after being convicted of rape, with his release coming in 1995 after serving three years.

Speaking on his podcast "Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson" earlier this week, the 'Baddest Man on the Planet' discussed the one time he got physical.

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Image Credit: PA
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"Just one time (I had to put punch someone in prison). Somebody said something and I just went over there and hit him. We were locked down for a long time and it was just something that was irritable and I went over there and hit him," the 53-year-old recalled.

He also revealed an inmate was stabbed later that day which resulted in a lockdown.

We were locked down. We couldn't go to the gym. Somebody got stabbed or something and we were locked down. I was just upset and miserable," Tyson added.

Tyson's time in jail was big news in the 90's and he received visits from numerous names, including late rap icon Tupac Shakur.

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Speaking to T.I. on his "ExpediTIously podcast" last year, Tyson revealed what went down when he was visited.

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Image Credit: Mike Tyson

"The guards didn't like him, the inmates got rowdy and pumped up when he came which is a safety concern," Tyson explained.

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Tyson has always maintained that he didn't rape Desiree Washington and reaffirmed those claims to American TV when interviewed in jail.

He said:

"I knew I was innocent. I knew from the court proceedings and what was going on but I knew that verdict was going to be guilty.

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"I knew the mentality of the court and the mentality of the prosecutor."

He also called the prosecutor a 'racist, weak publicity happy little weak man'.

Following Tyson's spell in prison, he embarked on a comeback boxing run which saw him win the WBA and WBC heavyweight titles.

The comeback trail eventually led him to the Evander Holyfield series which ended in the infamous ear bite.

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The ear bite was one of boxing's most controversial moments but the duo have since ironed out their differences.

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.