Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson said that he has a desire to fight on the street. According to the 55-year-old legend of world boxing, he does not mind to arrange a fight and send someone to a knockout outside the ring.
“I wanna get into a street fight, I want somebody to brawl with me. I know that sounds crazy huh?”
“My wife is always yelling at me and stuff, I’m just looking for somebody to clock,” said Mike Tyson.
Mike Tyson has admitted to being involved in over 400 street fights throughout his youth. However, his infamous street brawl with former pro-boxer Mitch Green tops the list.
Mitch Green is most commonly known for going the distance and losing to the heavyweight champion in the boxing ring in 1986. Two years after settling scores, the rivalry between Tyson and Green escalated to a whole new level. One early morning in 1988, the two heavyweights clashed in a full-on street fight.
“He [Green] started talking and saying, ‘What the f**k you doing in my hood?’ Then it was on from there. Right in the street [we fought]. Real quick.“
“I dropped him a couple of times, but he was high on angel dust [PCP] so he kept getting back up! Just like Friday the 13th f*g Michael Myers st! Boom, I knock him out cold! He keeps getting back up. I’m like, ‘fk!’” said Mike Tyson.
Tyson shared that he considered exiting the street brawl after dropping Mitch Green multiple times. However, as he was about to head out, Green approached his Rolls Royce and broke off the side mirror. This enraged Tyson once again. He shut the car and stepped out.
“I got out of the car, I went out of the car and I said, ‘Excuse me one minute’, I hit Mitch and Mitch went down and he bent over and I grabbed his head and I hit him one time and his head hit the floor. The concrete. Boom!” Mike Tyson added.
He highlighted that he stopped hitting Green as more people had gathered around and that forced him to leave.
In 1997, Mitch Green filed a $25 million lawsuit on Mike Tyson over injuries that he had suffered during their street fight. However, the former boxer received $45,000 for ‘pain and suffering’ and not the ‘alleged assault and battery’ in the $25 million lawsuit.
Last year, Tyson suddenly announced his return to the ring after a long break. In November, “Iron Mike” held an exhibition match with Roy Jones. The fight ended in a draw, and after that Tyson assured that he intends to continue participating in such fights. However, it is not yet known when and against whom he will hold the next demonstration fight.