Mike Tyson isn’t a perfect man, and nobody knows that more than Mike Tyson. The enimagtic former boxing champion, turned actor, entertainer and boxing promoter is a mystery on most levels. And in that we find his deep compassion, as well as his most terrifying and violent antics. Yes, Iron Mike once bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear. Yes, “The Baddest Man Alive” once did serious time in the clink. Those are things you know. Here are 10 things that you didn’t know about Mike Tyson.
10. Just Say No to The Nookie
When Mike Tyson was a young, up-and-comer, he was one of the most feared heavyweight challengers the boxing world has ever boasted. At a compact 5’10”, he was quick enough to get inside on his typically larger opponents, and wreak physical havoc to devastating results. If a fight early in Mike Tyson’s career didn’t end with a KO or TKO, it was a shocker. He was, as they say, a bad man. Where did Mike get all of his punching power? According to the man himself, it was from abstaining from sex for five years. He felt that getting it on in the bedroom, before getting it on in the ring made a boxer weak and unfocused. If there’s any comparing his early career from his later career with more than a few sexual misgivings, there is something to be said about denying the nookie. Many boxers believe it.