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What Happened When Mike Tyson Fought While Stoned Is Mind Blowing

What Happened When Mike Tyson Fought While Stoned Is Mind Blowing

Mike Tyson has revealed he was stoned when he knocked out Andrew Golota back in 2000.

'Iron Mike' destroyed Golota at The Palace in Michigan via a second round TKO and gave his opponent a broken cheekbone, a concussion plus a neck injury.

He managed to come away with the dominating victory but has admitted that he smoked marijuana before the bout.

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"I only did it [get high] one time when I was fighting," he told The Dan Patrick Show.

"When I fought Golota, that's the only time I smoked weed and fought. It didn't affect me. It affected Golota.

"They fined me a couple of hundred dollars for that stuff."

Tyson admitting that the use of drugs didn't affect him, showing the terrifying mindset he brought to the ring.

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'The Baddest Man on the Planet' was at his aggressive best throughout the bout and struck Golota with numerous heavy blows early on.

Despite Golota having a significant height advantage, Tyson's raw power could not be controlled from the first bell.

Image Credit: tommyloverpl/YouTube
Image Credit: tommyloverpl/YouTube

Tyson continued his assault in the second round and the Polish fighter had seemingly had enough.

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Golota told his corner that he would not return to fight for the third round which led to Tyson's victory on the night. However the contest was later ruled a no contest due to Tyson's post-fight urine test confirming he marijuana in his system.

The 53-year-old Tyson is open about his use of drugs and revealed last year that he has a huge cannabis ranch.

He also admitted that smokes roughly $40,000 worth of weed every month.

The former heavyweight champion recently appeared on rapper Snoop Dogg's GGN News and discussed many aspects of his life.

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One topic turned Tyson onto one of his boxing idols, Muhammad Ali.

He has the upmost respect for 'The Greatest' and he explained how he felt in the aftermath of his loss to Larry Holmes in 1980.

"I was watching the fight and everyone in the studio stands up and goes 'Ali, Ali' cos we all supported him.

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"But then we had to watch Holmes beat the s**t outta him," to which Snoop replies "Is that because he was old?"

Tyson responds: "Yeah, then we all start crying cos Ali got f**ked up."

Snoop Dogg then asks if that's why Tyson 'beat the dog**it' out of Holmes when they fought in 1988 and he replied:

"Yeah, we were crying man."

Featured Image Credit: tommyloverpl/YouTube

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Legends

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.