Mike Tyson

  • Mike Tyson gets animated for TV May 12, 2013

    New York: Retired boxer Mike Tyson will be seen as an animated character in a new animation series 'Mike Tyson Mysteries', in which the ear-biting champ will voice an animated avatar of himself. The character will take to the streets to fight crime and solve mysteries in the show, developed by...
  • I was high on cocaine during 'Hangover': Mike Tyson December 4, 2012

    London: Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has admitted he was high on cocaine while shooting his cameo in the hit comedy 'The Hangover'. In 2010, Tyson said he had agreed to play a caricature of himself in the Todd Phillips-directed film to fund his drug habit. "I was a mess. I was...
  • Mike Tyson gets Australia visa for speaking event October 10, 2012

    Sydney: Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been granted a visa to enter Australia for a series of motivational talks next month, organisers said on Wednesday. "We are thrilled and are very grateful to the Australian government for granting Mike Tyson a visa and allowing him to visit Australia for...
  • New Zealand shows no-entry sign to former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson October 3, 2012

    Wellington: New Zealand revoked an entry visa for former heavyweight boxing champion and convicted rapist Mike Tyson on Wednesday after a charity going to benefit from his visit dropped its support. Tyson, 46, who served three years of a six-year US jail sentence for rape in 1992, had been due to...
  • Tyson charmed Thapa into taking up boxing July 19, 2012

    New Delhi: He is the youngest Indian pugilist to qualify for the Olympics but Shiva Thapa was busy trying his hand at athletics and football to start with before catching the phenomenal Mike Tyson on TV charmed him into taking up boxing. All of 18, Shiva (56kg) got his London ticket...
  • Mike Tyson, Navjot Singh Sidhu in Bigg Boss 5 September 21, 2011

    New Delhi: There's some good and bad news. The good news is legendary boxer Mike Tyson will appear on the new season of popular reality television show Bigg Boss that forces celebrity guests to stay in confinement for a period of time for prize money. But here's the bad news....
  • My husband abused me: La Toya Jackson July 7, 2011

    London: La Toya Jackson, sister of popstar Michael Jackson, has claimed that her late ex-husband Jack Gordon once offered to let Mike Tyson sleep with her for USD 100,000. The 55-year-old has previously spoken about the alleged abuse she suffered by Gordon, who died in 2005, insisting she was forced into...
  • Tattoo artist settles over design in 'Hangover II' June 21, 2011

    Burbank: The tattoo artist who sued over Ed Helms' tattoo in 'The Hangover Part II' has settled his lawsuit over the design, which resembles the facial ink the artist created for Mike Tyson. Warner Bros. spokesman Paul McGuire said Monday that the movie studio and S. Victor Whitmill amicably resolved their...
  • Do public figures get away with sex scandals? May 19, 2011

    New Delhi: African-American singer Akon crooned "You can put the blame on me" after simulated rape with an underage girl onstage at a club. But champion boxer Mike Tyson took a different tack. The enraged boxer famously spewed after being convicted in 1991 for raping a 19-year-old and serving three...
  • Mike Tyson, pigeon fancier, gets his own TV show January 7, 2011

    Los Angeles: Mike Tyson - heavyweight boxing champion, convicted rapist, occasional actor and, it seems, top-flight pigeon fancier. Tyson, 44, the boxer who famously bit off part of Evander Holyfield's ear in a 1997 bout, shows a gentler side of himself in an upcoming TV show as a man with a...
  • Mel Gibson needs therapy: Mike Tyson October 29, 2010

    London: Former boxing champion Mike Tyson is urging Hollywood heavyweight Mel Gibson to seek professional help as he battles personal problems, insisting the actor needs "someone to talk to". Gibson has been embroiled in a public spat with his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva this year over allegations he knocked out her teeth...
  • Mike Tyson arrested for punching photographer November 12, 2009

    Los Angeles: Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was arrested on Wednesday after brawling with a celebrity photographer at Los Angeles International Airport and injuring the man's head, police said. The photographer, who was not immediately identified, was also arrested. He suffered a cut on his forehead and was taken to...
  • Boxing ex-champion Mike Tyson weds in Las Vegas June 10, 2009

    Los Angeles: Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has married for the third time, tying the knot with girlfriend Lakiha Spicer in Las Vegas, the owner of a wedding chapel said on Tuesday. The wedding comes about two weeks after his four-year-old daughter, exodus, from another woman died in what police...
  • Mike Tyson's daughter dies after freak accident May 27, 2009

    Phoenix: The four-year-old daughter of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has died, a day after being found with a treadmill cord tied around her neck in an apparent accident at her home, Phoenix police said on Tuesday. "Exodus Tyson was pronounced deceased at 11:45 hrs local time (1845 GMT)...
  • Boxer Mike Tyson's child critical after freak mishap May 26, 2009

    Phoenix: Boxer Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter is on life support after she was found with her neck caught in a cord of a treadmill machine on Monday. Exodus Tyson's 7-year-old brother found her on a treadmill with her neck in the cord that dangles from the console of the exercise machine...
  • Ex-boxing champ Tyson set for another jail term September 25, 2007

    New Delhi: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has pleaded guilty to drug possession and driving under the influence in an Arizona court. Tyson, who has a long history of legal problems, admitted that he had used cocaine and was addicted to it when he was arrested in December last...
  • Fool N Final, an asinine comedy June 17, 2007

    Cast: Sunny Deol, Shahid Kapur, Viveik Oberoi, Ayesha Takia, Paresh Rawal, Johnny Lever, Sameera Reddy Direction: Ahmed Khan If you have an appetite for asinine comedies then this week's new Bollywood release Fool N Final may just be your thing. However, I have my doubts that anyone with a fully functional brain...
  • Mike Tyson's B'wood's new item boy June 16, 2007

    Mumbai: Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is packing in punches for his Bollywood debut. Tyson is now an item boy in the promotional video of Ahmed Khan's film Fool N Final. Though Tyson was to shoot in India it was later shot it Las Vegas due to security reasons and...
  • Fool N Final to tickle the funny bone June 20, 2007

    Mumbai: Fool N Final looks like a crowded comedy with a cast of 14 actors, which includes some well known comic faces along with boxing champion Mike Tyson. “It’s nice when so many actors are cast in one film. The burden is shared,” actor Shahid Kapur said. While actor Sameera Reddy said...
  • Tyson pleads not guilty to drug charge June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of drug possession and driving under the influence of drugs. Tyson spoke in court only to give his name and his birth date during the hearing on Monday. He was accused earlier this month...
  • Rocky vs Tyson? Sly chickened out June 18, 2007

    London: Action superstar Sylvester Stallone turned down a request from Mike Tyson to star as his opponent in Rocky Balboa because the actor feared the former boxing champ would kill him. Stallone did not warm up too easily to getting in the ring with Tyson, reports contactmusic.com. Explaining the denial, Stallone...
  • Prosecution wants Tyson in prison June 15, 2007

    Phoenix: Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been charged with drug possession and driving under the influence of drugs, and the top prosecutor of Arizona's most populous county wants to send him to prison. "He has run out of second chances, at least in my book," Maricopa County Attorney Andrew...
  • Tyson arrested, this time on drugs June 20, 2007

    Scottsdale: Mike Tyson was arrested early on Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of cocaine after police stopped him shortly after he left a Scottsdale nightclub. Sergeant Larry Hall said the former world heavyweight boxing champion was stopped after his car almost struck a sheriff's vehicle while...
  • Tyson wants to knock out women too October 17, 2006

    Strongsville (Ohio): Mike Tyson said fans should not expect much of a fight when he steps back into the ring. But the 40-year-old former heavyweight boxing champ promised an entertaining show on Friday night when he launches the "Mike Tyson's World Tour" in Youngstown. At a news conference at an Italian restaurant,...
  • Vegas freak show, starring Mike Tyson August 31, 2006

    Las Vegas: Some crowded around the ring with cellphone cameras in hand. Others sat at a bar not 20 feet away drinking beer. Still others ignored it all and smoked cigarettes and played slot machines. Mike Tyson used to put on displays. On this day, he...