Mike Tyson Admits To Being High On Drugs For Many Of His Fights
Former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson is airing out all of his dirty laundry in his new book, including the fact that he spent much of the time coked up during the peak years of his career.
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Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has claimed in a new book that he was high on drugs during several fights over the course of his long career.
According to the Telegraph, the 47-year-old Tyson describes himself as a “full-blown cokehead” who first tried the drug at age 11 and even stooped to using a fake phallus filled with someone else’s urine to fool drug testers.
On that occasion, prior to a 2000 bout against Lou Savarese in Glasgow, Scotland, Tyson said he had used cocaine and marijuana prior to the match. Such methods are not unheard of among athletes.
In 2005, then-Minnesota Vikings running back Onterrio Smith was detained at an airport when a search of his carry-on bag turned up a device called the “Original Whizzinator,” which included a fake phallus, bladder, and athletic supporter. Smith claimed that he was taking the device for his cousin.
Iron Mike also goes into detail about one of many memorable pre-fight press conference during which he was under the influence of the booger sugar. Check that out on the flip.