The legendary pro boxer Mike Tyson has an affinity toward mushrooms. The former heavyweight champion has frequently stated that doing psychedelic mushrooms makes him feel relaxed and more measured with his approach towards life. Mike Tyson was away from in-ring action for 15 year and he quit the world of professional boxing in 2005. He had gone on a very brief exhibition tour in 2006 before fading into the background. However, in 2020, he shockingly agreed to an exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr.
A boxing match between the 54-year-old Tyson and 50-year-old Jones Jr. went about as expected. It was a drawn-out match that ended in a draw and anybody who went into the affair hoping for a classic Tyson knockout left disappointed. It was cool seeing the all-time great back in the ring with the gloves on, though.
Mike Tyson talks about consuming mushrooms before the fight
Tyson appeared on Ryan Clark’s podcast The Pivot on Tuesday and revealed something rather shocking about that exhibition bout — he was high on mushrooms when it happened, and said he wished he could’ve done it for other fights in his career too.
You can check out the video clip below:
Bob Sapp recently stated that he was going to be Mike Tyson’s original opponent after coming out of retirement. However, that was not the case as Tyson ended up fighting Roy Jones Jr. upon his return in November 2020. Speaking about the fight that wasn’t and claiming Tyson is too scared to fight him.
“They decided to draw up some scheme in which they decided to circumvent me because (Tyson) is very scared to fight me. I got him from 10 million to 20 million and then the price raised to 50 million, and we ended up selling at 30 million dollars with the PPV that would take it up to 50 million. However, it never worked out because Azheem (Tyson’s manager/brother-in-law) wanted millions of dollars to go straight to his pocket, and then with Tyson being so scared and all, these price increases came after he saw a picture of what I looked like.”
Bob Sapp continued:
“The guy is truly truly truly scared. We understand that he is scared because of how I look and how big I am. That’s kind of f**ked up, but I understand that because all of these other guys are also scared.”