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When Mike Tyson Completely Lost His Head With A Reporter Who Shouted: 'Put Him In A Straitjacket'

Nasir Jabbar

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When Mike Tyson Completely Lost His Head With A Reporter Who Shouted: 'Put Him In A Straitjacket'

Mike Tyson completely lost his head during the build-up to his huge heavyweight clash with Lennox Lewis.


Tyson fought Lewis for the heavyweight world titles back in June 2002 and the build-up was just as explosive as the actual fight.

'Iron' Mike was embroiled in a heated promotion with Lewis to their world title bout and it reached boiling point when Tyson lost his temper with a reporter.

Image: via YouTube
Image: via YouTube
Image: YouTube
Image: YouTube

A reporter in attendance for the pre-fight press conference yelled: "Put him in a strait-jacket," which prompted a furious reaction from the boxer.

Tyson fired back: "Put your mother in a strait-jacket, you punk ass white boy! Come here and tell me that and I'll f**k you in the ass, you punk white boy. You f**got. You can't touch me, you're not man enough.

"I eat your asshole alive you bitch. F**k you, you ho. Come and say that to my face and I'll f**k you in the as in front of everybody. You bitch. Come on you bitch. You scared coward, you not man enough to f**k with me.

"You can't last two minutes in my world bitch. Look at you scared now you ho. Scared like a little white p**sy. Scared of the real man. I'll f**k you till you love me f**got."

There was no reply. Tyson's terrifying response stunned everyone inside the building ahead of the blockbuster fight.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Tyson went onto suffer defeat to Lewis who stopped him in the eighth round to defend his WBC, IBF, IBO, The Ring and Lineal heavyweight world titles.

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing

Nasir Jabbar
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