Mike Tyson Almost Punched Donald Trump's Shit Hair Clean Off His Head
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If you walked in on Mike Tyson knocking sensual boots with your wife, chances are you'd do nothing more than set some mood lighting and make sure there were enough spare Durexes knocking about for a potential round two, three and four.
If the shoe was on the other foot, though, and The Baddest Man On The Planet was accusing you of bothering with his wife, you'd deny absolutely everything and even pin the blame on your own Dad to save your skin. Unfortunately, President-Elect Donald Trump, when accused of this exact crime, managed to convince the former World Heavyweight Champion that the story was bollocks before Iron Mike could haymaker his shit hair clean off his head.
In the early '90s, Tyson was married to actress Robin Givens when he was given reason to believe Givens was seeing the future President behind his back. In typically subtle, understated fashion, Tyson confronted Trump in his Fifth Avenue office in Manhattan, pulling an issue of Vogue Magazine from his pocket which contained a photo of Givens wearing a 'Trump Princess' hat from the billionaire's yacht.
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"And the next bloke I'm going to accuse of fucking my wife is..." (Image: PA)
"Mr. Trump, are you fucking my wife?" asked Tyson, in what we can only imagine was a completely calm, rational manner. Unfortunately, Trump managed to save his arse by convincing Tyson that the story was a complete fabrication, replying, "Mike, it's absolute bullshit, it's false. I give you my word."
Tyson seemed happy enough with Trump's response and, according to Tim O'Brien's 2005 biography of Trump, 'TrumpNation' (which Trump fully co-operated on before unsuccessfully suing O'Brien for $5bn) decided he was going to have a nap on a settee outside the office, where Trump and his minions were too terrified to wake him. Given how things could have gone for Trump that day, he should probably chalk up Mike Tyson making him feel uncomfortable for a few hours as one of the biggest victories of his career.