Mike Tyson has confirmed to reporters that he was stoned during his eight-round exhibition comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr on Saturday.
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The boxing legend told the NY Post:
Absolutely yes… Listen, I can’t stop smoking. I smoked during fights. I just have to smoke, I’m sorry. I’m a smoker. … I smoke everyday. I never stopped smoking.
The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association tested Tyson and Jones Jr. for performance-enhancing drugs prior to the bout, which ended in an unofficial draw, but weed was not on the list of banned substances.
When asked why he smoked before the fight, Tyson gave a classic stoner response:
It’s just who I am. 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.
“It’s just who I am bruh, I’m gonna smoke until I die”.
I think he’s right in that it didn’t have any negative effect on him, seeing as he dominated the fight (despite the ruling that it was a draw). So with that in mind, fair play to the guy. It’s not like he was snorting lines or drinking or doing any of the other fucked up stuff he used to do back in the day. In fact things may have gone a lot worse for Roy Jones Jr if Tyson hadn’t smoked weed before the fight. I’d fight a stoned Mike Tyson over an amped up, on edge Mike Tyson any day (well I’m dead either way but you know what I mean).
Let’s not forget that Iron Mike also has his own cannabis resort in Los Angeles, and so showing up stoned to his big comeback fight is suitably on-brand. The fight was also sponsored by Weedmaps and had ultra-stoner Snoop Dogg on commentary.
Snoop Dogg really described Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. as “Two of my uncles fighting at the barbecue.” 😂 pic.twitter.com/XgJuHnQW7r
— Mikh (@MHailgh) November 29, 2020
Overall it was a successful night for Mike Tyson so good for him that he doesn’t have to pretend to be anything he’s not anymore. Keep on smoking, Mike! It’s clearly working out for you.
For the time Mike Tyson interviewed gangsta rapper Lil Boosie and accused him of being a homosexual, click HERE. Who else is getting away with that?