19 items from 2017
It was bound to happen sometime I suppose. Mike Tyson has been one of the more notable celebrities when it comes to controversy and even to this day his exploits tend to leave a bad taste in one’s mouth. But the truth of the matter is that beyond all the trouble that Tyson got in during his career he was one of the greatest boxers to ever slip on a pair of gloves. Seeing Jamie Foxx getting set to play him in a biopic makes me wonder if Foxx is that secure in his position as an A-list celebrity that
[[tmz:video id="0_g6trscif"]] Mike Tyson is finally giving Conor McGregor some credit as a boxer -- saying he truly gained some respect for the Irish superstar after watching the Mayweather fight. Remember, Tyson gave a pretty brutal prediction back in July ... telling Pardon My Take, "McGregor is gonna get killed in boxing." There's more ... "McConor put his dumbass in a position where he's gonna get knocked out because this guy's been doing this all his life since he was a baby. »
- TMZ Staff
[[tmz:video id="0_xw3fzf2n"]] Conor McGregor beating Floyd Mayweather would be the biggest upset Ever ... this according to the man responsible for the most shocking upset in boxing history. We talked to Buster Douglas with MayMac about to go down ... and he told us that Conor taking out Floyd would be waaay crazier than him Ko'ing Mike Tyson back in 1990. "I think his odds are a lot more tougher than mine," Buster told TMZ Sports. "Conor is no boxer ... he has no boxing skills. »
- TMZ Staff
Mike Tyson is sinking his teeth into the Boxing Hall of Fame via a new lawsuit. The former boxing great is climbing into the legal ring with a complaint over merchandise bearing Tyson’s image and nickname, Iron Mike. According to the suit, filed in federal court Tuesday, the Boxing Hall of Fame in Nevada “has violated Mr. Tyson’s right of publicity and right to use and exploit the Mike Tyson and Iron Mike trademarks by using and exploiting Mr. Tyson’s name, likeness, and marks on apparel and other items it may offer for sale.” Also Read: Mike Tyson Says Trump Promised Him. »
- Tim Kenneally
Mike Tyson shows off his animal-inspired singing chops on Monday’s episode of Fox’s “Superhuman,” as seen in an exclusive sneak peek. The clip introduces Greg, an expert at identifying bird calls. This prompts host Kal Penn to ask panelist Tyson to summon his feathered friends. “Mike, how’s your singing voice if you impersonate the birds?” Penn inquires. Also Read: 'Beat Shazam's' First Million-Dollar Winners Spent Three Months Cramming for the Show Tyson’s reply involves a comparison to fellow judge Christina Milian. “Well, not as good as Christina’s boxing, of course,” Tyson quips. This leads Penn to ask, »
- Ryan Gajewski
Since making a comeback to tennis following the end of her 15-month ban in April, controversy continues to haunt Maria Sharapova at every turn. The one-time Wimbledon golden girl is in danger of being remembered for this sorry chapter, rather than the five Grand Slam titles that have made her a household name. Here, we present a list of five more sporting giants who, despite sweeping all before them, have also hit the headlines under more unenviable circumstances.
The outrageous Ulsterman was perhaps the most exciting player ever to pick up a cue, with two world championships in two different decades to back it up. There was never a dull moment with ‘The Hurricane’, but once snooker became televised on a regular basis and its popularity soared, those moments were rarely dull for all the wrong reasons. Higgins’ demons with drink and drugs were well-documented, but spats with »
- Dan Green
Plenty of people are familiar with Mike Tyson’s part in The Hangover. In fact one of the cast members, a giant Tiger, is the pet of Mike Tyson in that film. But did you know that in real life Mike Tyson actually had a lion? Yup. During his prime fighting days when he was worth north of $300 million, Tyson had all kinds of crazy stuff. Why do I bring up Mike Tyson’s lion? Because one of the greatest storytellers who ever lived, Charlie Murphy, told an incredible story about Mike Tyson’s lion. As we continue to celebrate the life
- Nat Berman
Mike Tyson has claimed Donald Trump once promised him a pardon for his rape conviction. During an appearance alongside Governor Chris Christie at the NJ Reentry Corporation Conference at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, Tyson asked Christie to give Trump a call about the pardon he says he was promised. “Man, governor, I wish you could talk to Donald Trump, ’cause I haven’t talked to him in many years,” Tyson said. “Tell him he said he was going to give me my pardon so I am waiting for my pardon. He said it out of his mouth so I’m waiting. »
- Reid Nakamura
When I was eight years old, I was racing my new Tonka toy truck up and down the concrete sidewalk on my block. I was doing so by bending over and pushing the truck as fast as I could with both hands.
The truck slipped out of my hand, and my momentum carried me quite a bit before I came to a stop.
I was fortunate my clothing protected most of me. Unfortunately, most of me did not include my face. My head skidded face down. As a result, the sidewalk tore much of the skin off my face.
My mother had just learned to drive and wasn’t very good at it.
I didn’t help I was screaming and crying as was my sister. She was screaming and crying not so much because my face looked like it had been through a meat grinder but because my mother was screaming and crying. »
- Michael Davis
What's this? A Chinese action film featuring the talents of former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson and human oddity Steven Seagal? You betcha! Tan Bing's China Salesman not only features the least action-y title for an action movie ever - about the only thing that could ever beat it would be a Jean Claude Van Damme / Brian Bosworth star vehicle titled Soft Pillow - hits Chinese screens this summer. The story appears to revolve around the increasing Chinese presence in continental Africa, where Chinese interests have been buying up massive infrastructure projects for some time now, with the added value of Tyson punching people and Seagal trying not to look fat. Check out the first trailer below. I've gotta go write a script for Soft...
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Many know Mike Tyson as a force in the boxing ring, but recently he participated in a very different competition.
As part of Fusion TV’s new docuseries Outpost, Tyson, 50, flew out to Suriname with one of his 70+ birds to compete in a songbird contest. A long-running tradition in the country, these contests are all about testing a songbird’s chirping power. Feathered competitors get a set amount of time to chirp as much as possible, and the bird with the most chirps wins the match.
In Tyson’s round his bird got out an impressive 107 notes, but was beaten by the contest’s champion, »
- Kelli Bender
Mike Tyson currently has 74 pigeons, and yes, he can tell the difference between all of them, the former heavyweight champion of the world told TheWrap during a recent interview. Why did that even come up, you ask? Well, Tyson was talking about his lifelong love of birds, which recently took him to South America’s Republic of Suriname to film an episode of Fusion’s “Outpost.” On his “Wild Coast” episode of the program, Tyson traveled to learn about the long-running tradition of songbird contests, where small birds compete against one another in signing battles. The boxing legend even adopted a bird to. »
- Tony Maglio
The latest aging celebrity to come to YouTube is Mike Tyson. The one-time heavyweight champion of the world will star in a web series that will see release on his YouTube channel and will be produced by the team at Shots Studios.
The goal, as noted in a Variety article, is to produce at least two videos for Tyson’s channel each month. Shots is galvanized by the success the former boxer has seen on YouTube in 2017. In January, he starred alongside another Shots client, ex-Vine standout Rudy Mancuso, in a video that received more than 2.1 million views. Four days later, the first video on Tyson’s channel, in which he performed a dis rap while other performers lip synced along to the words, also cracked two million hits.
Since retiring from boxing in 2006, Tyson has managed to establish himself as an entertainer thanks to a few memorable roles. He »
- Sam Gutelle
Mike Tyson has a brand new music video to match his anti-Soulja Boy diss track ... complete with hot bikini chicks in weird poses ... and even a shot at Floyd Mayweather. Tyson's barely in the video for "If You Show Up" ... but he did add some brand new verses touting his prodigy, Chris Brown. He even drops this lyrical masterpiece -- "Chris Brown's gonna make you s**t your pants." Floyd (Soulja's coach) gets it too ... but really, »
- TMZ Staff
Mike Tyson, who is coaching Chris Brown ahead of his matchup against Soulja Boy, is stepping into the studio to give his student a leg up in the race. The boxer is trading places with Brown, recording a diss track against Soulja Boy ahead of the rappers’ celebrity boxing match. On Jan. 9, Tyson teased […] »
- Sylvia Ogweng
Tupac Shakur's ticket stub to the Mike Tyson fight he attended the night he was shot has been in very few hands since then, but now it could be in yours ... if ya got a lot o' cash. Tupac was at the Tyson-Bruce Seldon fight Sept. 7, 1996 at the MGM Grand in Vegas, and after a first round Ko by Iron Mike, he allegedly handed his ticket stub to a man and said ... "Here you go boy, »
- TMZ Staff
[[tmz:video id="0_y6kzd1c7"]] Soulja Boy is no Glass Joe -- Chris Brown won't be knocking his ass out in the 1st round ... so says Brown's coach Mike Tyson. Tyson gave his fight prediction for the big celebrity clash between Chris and Soulja -- and he gave Soulja A Lot lot more credit than most people are giving him. Tyson thinks there will be some real "scrappin" when the two throw down -- and predicts a great fight. He's »
- TMZ Staff
And the feud between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy just got a little more interesting. 50 Cent has thrown his hat into the rapper feud ring by enlisting Iron Mike Tyson to train Brown in his upcoming boxing match against Soulja Boy. “They said Floyd is training Soulja Boy, so I said I had to get Mike Tyson to train Chris Brown,” FIf said on Instagram Friday night. And he did just that. Also Read: Place Your Bet! Chris Brown, Soulja Boy Turn Feud Into Legal Boxing Match The rapper called Tyson who agreed to support, saying, well, saying things we can’t. »
- Rosemary Rossi
This fight is going to be epic. Even if you've never heard of Breezy and Soulja Boy, or if you give flip-all about their music, no one is going to miss this bout. The fight between the two controversial musicians has been pushed up to Saturday, January 28th. And it sounds brutal, intense and crazy. But guess what? It's just taken a step towards the insane. As rapper 50 Cent, who is in Chris Brown's corner, has just nabbed famed boxer Mike Tyson to train Brown for this battle of the Millennial brats.
The fight between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy (real name DeAndre Cortez Way) was pushed up two full months, as these guys attempt to settle their longtime, ongoing feud. Professional boxer Adrien Broner announced the news, with Broner original set to train Chris Brown for his time spent in the ring. While Broner has hyping up the fight on social media even, »
19 items from 2017
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