Mike Tyson has revealed how hard he was in the ring, telling Joe Rogan that his body would react to fights by getting erections during his career.
The 'baddest man on the planet' was a scary prospect early in his career, winning his first 37 fights and ending 33 of those inside the distance, but his opponents weren't just met with his fists.
Speaking to Joe Rogan on his podcast, Tyson revealed that his body couldn't always handle the excitement of his fights. "Sometimes... periodically I struggle with the possibility I could hurt somebody, that sometimes it's orgasmic," the former heavyweight boxer said on Friday's episode.
"What does it mean when fighting gets you erect, what does that mean?"
Rogan answered his guest saying, "It means you're getting excited."
With Tyson replying, "'Yeah... that's how I get when I was a kid. I get the twinkle."
The American became the youngest ever heavyweight world champion when he beat Trevor Berbick in just his 28th professional fight, aged 20 years and four months.
He lost the title to Buster Douglas in one of the biggest shocks in the sports history and never got back to his best after that loss and his inactive years following his imprisonment after being convicted of rape.
His last fight was in 2005, after a run of three losses in his final four fights, but he is due to come out of retirement in November to face Roy Jones Jr.
Speaking about his return to the ring, the 54-year-old revealed that a conversation with his wife about losing weight was what sparked the comeback, "I was discussing with my wife, something about me being overweight, and she said 'why don't you just get on the treadmill for 15 minutes a day' and it went from 15 minutes to two hours," he told Rogan.
"I was complaining about my weight and so, I guess I tried on some clothes and it was disastrous, so I was worried about my weight."
The fight against Jones Jr pits him against one of the all time pound-for-pound greats in Jones Jr. The 51-year-old became the first former middleweight champion to become heavyweight champion when he beat John Ruiz in 2003.
Jones Jr only retired in 2018 when he beat Scott Sigmon.
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