Former WBC heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson fought in an exciting back and forth fight against former six-division world champion Roy Jones Jr at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Mike Tyson landed heavy shots to Roy Jones Jr’s body throughout the fight and clipping him hard with his right hand. Tyson came in an incredible shape as even at the end of the fight, he was going hard and showed no signs of gassing out. However, Roy Jones started breathing heavily from the fourth round itself.
Roy Jones Jr would grab Tyson into a flinch and land few shots in between them, But overall, it was a dominant performance by Mike Tyson and showed that he still got it in him at the age of 54.
Mike Tyson smoked Marijuana before the fight
During the post-fight press conference, Mike Tyson said that he had smoked Marijuana before the fight.
“Absolutely, yes,” Tyson said about smoking before the fight.
“Listen, I can’t stop smoking,” he said. “I smoked during fights. I just have to smoke. I’m sorry. I’m a smoker. … I smoke every day. I never stopped smoking.”
“It’s just who I am,” he said. “It has no effect on me from a negative standpoint. It’s just what I do and how I am and how I’m going to die. There’s no explanation. There’s no beginning. There’s no end.”
He then added that Marijuana doesn’t help in numbing the pain and instead it numbs him.
“No, it just numbs me,” he said. “It doesn’t numb the pain.”
At one point of time, Mike Tyson was the highest-earning sportsmen in the world having earned around $685 million during his career. Much of that winning was lost because of mismanagement and the deeds of his promoter Don King.
However, this time around, Tyson doesn’t plan on wasting his money.
“I’m here for a purpose,” he said. “I’m not here for my ego. My ego is taking the money, buying some planes, some nice houses, packing up a bunch of chicks and have some orgies and stuff.
“This is not who that is right now. That guy was just somebody that had to be. Eventually, he was a platform to become me.” Mike Tyson said during the post-fight press conference. (H/T – MMAJunkie)
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