Mike Tyson Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

22nd January 2016

Quote: "They're just like people. Pigeons are not what people think, they're hellraisers in there - they're fighting, they're bullying people, they're cheating on their girlfriends... They have the same characteristics as we do... But they're very smart; you can't even find your way home from round the corner, but they can find their way home from 3,000 miles." Pigeon fancier Mike Tyson insists his birds are just like humans, but geographically smarter.

6th February 2015

Fact: Daft Punk star Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo is writing music for a new Algerian movie starring Mike Tyson, called Gates Of The Sun.

21st May 2014

Quote: "I have two left feet. In the '80s, I accidentally knocked a guy out while dancing in a club." Former boxer Mike Tyson poses a threat to others whenever he hits the dancefloor.

21st May 2014

Quote: "I love reading about ancient history, especially the Hellenistic period." Retired boxer Mike Tyson is an unlikely fan of Greek and Mediterranean history.

4th December 2013

Quote: "She never attacked anybody in my presence. Somebody said that she attacked them and I had to get rid of her... I don't think she did what the person said she did. It was kinda obvious, but I just don't think she did it... I had her since she was born and she never bit anyone I knew." Mike Tyson on having to give up his pet tiger after she allegedly attacked someone.

29th November 2013

Quote: "I'm gonna do a movie with (director) Werner Herzog and I'm gonna be a convict; that's gonna be really good... This is going to be a really interesting year for me for acting... I wanna play a villain." Boxer Mike Tyson has big acting plans for 2014.

24th September 2013

Fact: Former boxer Mike Tyson is bringing his one-man show to the U.K. next year (14). Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, directed by moviemaker Spike Lee, will tour Britain in March (14) with dates in London, Glasgow in Scotland and Manchester, England.

5th September 2013

Quote: "I went in the cage and I asked her to give me a kiss and she put her head in... and she knocked my (gold) teeth out because her head was like concrete... I was pretty hurt but it was good." Mike Tyson on the worst injury he received from one of his pet tigers.

5th September 2013

Quote: "I would have a chance to be intimate with a white woman... It would be legal too." Former boxer Mike Tyson and convicted rapist jokes about his dreams of playing Othello.

29th August 2013

Quote: "No one failed more than I did. No one has seen more than I seen. None of these fighters, none of these Africans, I'm the king of the barbarians. There's no one that can surpass me and the pain I've endured." Mike Tyson on his lifelong struggles.

29th August 2013

Quote: "I'm a scared young boy, very afraid. I'm very vulnerable." Mike Tyson on what he learned about himself after visiting with the students at his former school.

28th June 2013

Tweet: "16 yrs ago today I had the notorious Bite Fight with @holyfield. I'm so glad we are friends now." Former boxing champ Mike Tyson marks the anniversary of the headline-grabbing 1997 fight for the World Boxing Association's Heavyweight Championship, where he infamously bit off a piece of his rival Evander Holyfield's ear.

6th May 2013

Quote: "Nobody has called me and I would love to be a part of that 100 per cent. I need people to direct me and I will give it the best I can possibly give. I just need to be directed, that's all." Former fighter Mike Tyson is eyeing a part in Sylvester Stallone's hard man franchise, The Expendables.

10th April 2013

Quote:  "I think Lindsay's great! There were so many cameos, and that's what I love about these movies. They'd write a scene, then look for cameos, and they'd just pop in and do it. It was, like, 'Whoa, Mike Tyson's here, and that wasn't even planned!'" Ashley Tisdale had a blast working with embattled actress Lindsay Lohan and boxer Mike Tyson on the set of Scary Movie 5.

2nd April 2013

Tweet: "At the doctors office this morning. Getting this tattoo removed from my face. This is going to be painful... Ok. April Fools... This tattoo is with me forever." Former boxing champion Mike Tyson tricked fans on April Fools' Day (01Apr13) by joking about having his famous tribal face inking removed.

8th February 2013

Tweet: "Bradley all the way with the Oscars. This is your year, you deserve it." Retired boxer Mike Tyson will be rooting for his The Hangover co-star Bradley Cooper at the Academy Awards later this month (Feb13). The Silver Linings Playbook star is nominated for a Best Actor award.

30th November 2012

Fact: Boxing legend Mike Tyson is taking his one-man show on a nationwide tour of the U.S. next year (13). Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, which has already enjoyed short runs in Las Vegas and on Broadway, will roll out on a three-month trek across America starting in February (13). Tyson will visit cities including Chicago, Illinois, San Francisco in California, Los Angeles, Detroit in Michigan, and Washington, D.C.

21st November 2012

Tweet: "Sending prayers out to the Hector 'MACho' Camacho." Boxing legend Mike Tyson's thoughts are with fellow sportsman Hector Camacho, who is fighting for his life in hospital after he was gunned down outside a bar in Bayoman, Puerto Rico on Tuesday (20Nov12).

5th October 2012

Tweet: "Thank you for everyone concerned about my neck. It looks worst (sic) than it is. I had a common surgery to fix pain from years of wear and tear. Occupational hazard. Gotta wear neck brace for 3 more weeks. Feel great just makes me look like I don't." Retired boxer Mike Tyson assures fans he is doing well after undergoing a recent operation.

15th August 2012

Fact: Retired boxer Mike Tyson has scrapped an upcoming fan meet-and-greet in New York due to "circumstances out of my control". Ticketholders to the Memorabilia event in White Plains on Sunday (19Aug12) have been invited to attend another date at the Big Apple's Hofstra University on 21 October (12) instead.

9th August 2012

Quote: "It's both of our Broadway debuts. It's amazing! But athletes sweat a lot. We have to remind him to dab." Director Spike Lee admits his Broadway collaborator Mike Tyson sweats a lot during his one-man show Undisputed Truth.

6th March 2012

Fact: Boxing legend Mike Tyson is set to host his own variety show in Las Vegas. The Hangover star will headline Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth - Live on Stage at the Mgm Grand Hollywood Theatre for one week, beginning on 13 April (12). The programme is billed as a no-holds-barred presentation of Tyson's life story.

29th August 2011

Fact: Boxer Mike Tyson will join Jackass star Steve-O, comedian Jeff Ross and Tmz.com boss Harvey Levin among those poking fun at Charlie Sheen during the actor's upcoming Comedy Central Roast.

8th August 2011

Fact: Boxer Mike Tyson turned medic for the day after swapping lives with a namesake nurse from Michigan on U.S. TV show Same Name. The retired sportsman learned how to take patients' vital signs on the programme, which aired on Sunday (07Aug11), while the other Mike Tyson stepped into the ring for a charity boxing match.

23rd March 2011

Quote: "I'm very satisfied in the development as an individual, as far as a parent; I'm happy to be a dad... I have a long way to go. Sometimes I should be shot for impersonating a parent." Former boxing champion Mike Tyson is proud of his parental skills.

22nd March 2011

Quote: "I wanna be on his show... I once was a cokehead, I was once a drug addict and I would be able to give good advice to Charlie." Former boxer Mike Tyson wants to hang out with troubled star Charlie Sheen.

16th February 2011

Quote: "I'm not scared of anything, but I'm concerned about a nuclear catastrophe and that the public is not as educated as they should be about nuclear war." Boxer-turned-movie star Mike Tyson voices his thoughts about nuclear power.

9th January 2011

Quote: "I didn’t get a chance to meet President Clinton, but that would’ve been interesting. They keep me away from those kinds of people." Retired boxer Mike Tyson didn't get a chance to meet the former leader on set of the THE HANGOVER sequel

2nd November 2010

Quote: "He will be back. But it all makes sense. It sounds like a crazy hodgepodge, but it all makes sense." Boxing legend Mike Tyson will have a cameo in THE HANGOVER sequel, following his successful turn in the first film, confirms director Todd Phillips.

29th September 2010

Fact: Boxer Mike Tyson's spoof of Bobby Brown's 1989 video EVERY LITTLE STEP I TAKE is to be comedy website FunnyOrDie.com's latest offering. The hilarious clip will premiere on the site on Wednesday (29Sep10).

28th September 2010

Fact: Boxer Mike Tyson stunned pal Bobby Brown during a recent TV spoof of the R&B star's Every Little Step video - by sporting a copy of the star's costume. Tough guy Tyson donned a black suit and danced around shirtless with his name on the sleeve of his jacket, just like Brown did in the original promo. And the singer was impressed: "You actually know the steps."

14th July 2010

Quote: "I ate, like, the tiniest piece of meat, and I woke up violently sick. It was vicious pain. I was throwing up. And I realised meat's become a poison for me now." Retired boxer Mike Tyson can no longer eat mean after adopting a vegan diet eight months ago.

7th June 2010

Quote: "I used to be extremely carnivorous but I needed to change my life completely. In order to do that, I have to be in the best physical and emotional state possible. I would call it a paradigm shift in my life. Because I was going to kill myself, or kill some people." Retired former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson on his decision to convert to veganism.

5th April 2010

Quote: "I like that I sleep in Mike Tyson's old bedroom. That's a legendary place to get a little nap." 50 Cent loves owning ex-boxing champ MIKE TYSON's former house.

1st February 2010

Fact: Boxing legend Mike Tyson took to the floor for a twirl on the Italian version of hit U.S. TV show Dancing With The Stars. The former heavyweight champ swept choreographer Elena Coniglio off her feet and raised a fist to the crowd.

18th January 2010

Fact: Mike Tyson joined his THE HANGOVER co-stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha to introduce the film at the Golden Globes.

13th October 2009

Quote: "When you watch the film, I look at it and I said, 'That guy would make me nervous if I was in a room with him alone...' I scared myself, I was a scary guy." Former boxer Mike Tyson on watching his new documentary Tyson.

18th May 2009

Quote: "I've been considering it. I've gotten many offers... My girlfriend thinks I should be on Dancing With The Stars... No way, I can't dance." Boxer-turned-actor Mike Tyson on his future as a reality TV star.

17th April 2008

Quote: "My next house is gonna be really small, a regular house with real people (neighbours)." Rapper 50 Cent insists he's tired of living in boxer Mike Tyson's sprawling Connecticut mansion.

5th February 2008

Fact: Bobby Brown's father is boxer Mike Tyson's godfather.

21st November 2007

Fact: Shamed boxer Mike Tyson spent his 24-hour jail sentence in a Phoenix, Arizona prison wearing pink underwear and a black-and-white striped jumpsuit.

21st January 2006

Fact: <p>Mike Tyson's ex-wife Robin Givens is the latest star to play ROXIE HART in Chicago. The actress is playing the dreamy jailbird in the hit musical on Broadway, New York, opposite SEINFELD star JOHN O'HURLEY. </p>

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