Advert

Latest

6 hours ago
Advert
9 hours ago
Advert

Most Popular

2 days ago
Advert

Mike Tyson Recalls What Happened In His Controversial Street Fight With Mitch Green

Mike Tyson Recalls What Happened In His Controversial Street Fight With Mitch Green

Mike Tyson admitted that he was relieved when he found out Mitch Green "wasn't dead" after their infamous Harlem street fight in 1988.

The 53-year-old boxing legend fought with Green inside the squared circle in 1986 and secured a unanimous decision victory at Madison Square Garden in New York.

But their heated rivalry escalated only two years later when they clashed in an early-morning street fight.

Advert

Tyson has now opened up about the incident and revealed how he beat the living hell out of Green, only for his rival to recover like some "f*****g Michael Myers s**t!"

He explained on his Hotboxin' With Mike Tyson podcast: "He [Green] started talking and saying, 'What the f**k you doing in my hood, n****r?' Then it was on from there.

Credit: Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas
Credit: Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas
Credit: Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas
Credit: Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas
Advert

"Right in the street [we fought]. Real quick.

"He was just talking a lot and I really thought he was grabbing for my pockets, so I pulled my pockets out because if he ripped my pants all the money would fall and I wouldn't have a chance to get my money so I'd have to fight this cat right and then my money is to the wolves.

"So, anyway, that's just when I started punching him.

"I dropped him a couple of times, but he was high on angel dust [PCP] so he kept getting back up!

Advert

"Just like Friday the 13th f*****g Michael Myers s**t! Boom, I knock him out cold! He keeps getting back up. I'm like, 'f**k!'"

Horror icon Michael Myers is the chief antagonist of the Halloween series and not the Friday the 13th franchise, Mike. Credit: Dimension Films
Horror icon Michael Myers is the chief antagonist of the Halloween series and not the Friday the 13th franchise, Mike. Credit: Dimension Films

Tyson went on to reveal that he rushed to his car as he was ready to make a quick exit from the brawl.

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6

But Green broke one of the side mirrors off Tyson's Rolls-Royce, which prompted the 'Baddest Man on the Planet' to unleash a second beating on his rival.

Advert

Tyson said: "Then I'm in the car. He rushes to my car in my Rolls-Royce, he breaks the side mirror off.

"I got out of the car. I went out of the car and I said, 'Excuse me one minute.'

Credit: Muay Thai Authority
Credit: Muay Thai Authority

"I hit Mitch and Mitch went down and he bent over and I grabbed his head and I hit him one time and his head hit the floor. The concrete. Boom!

Advert

"And that's when he was out [knocked out cold].

"I got scared because he didn't move anymore when his head hit the concrete and that's when I just ran and got in the car and thought, 'Let's get the f**k out of here.'

"I thought I killed him [and] I was so scared.

"I was so happy the next day in the 'papers they showed his eye [injury] because I knew he wasn't dead then."

In his 2013 autobiography, Undisputed Truth, Tyson claimed that his former promoter, Don King, had owed Green money.

One of Green's eyes was completely swollen after the clash with Tyson in the streets of Harlem.

Former undisputed world heavyweight champ Tyson suffered a hairline fracture to the right hand, which was placed in a cast and pushed back the date of his first clash with Frank Bruno.

Green, 62, sued 'Iron' Mike for $25m in 1997 over the injuries he had suffered from their street fight.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the former boxer was awarded $45,000 for 'pain and suffering' and not the 'alleged assault and battery' in the $25m lawsuit.

Tyson suggested in his autobiography that he didn't hurt Green any further due to the crowd that had gathered around them in the street fight.

Featured Image Credit: Hotboxin' With Mike Tyson/Muay Thai Authority

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Baddest Man on the Planet, Boxing, Iron Mike

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]