Mike Tyson has had a long professional relationship with Donald Trump dating back to the 1980s. Moreover, Trump also hosted Tyson’s fight against Michael Spinks at his hotel The Atlantic City Convention in which Tyson won to become the heavyweight champion.
However, according to an article by news outlet The Mirror, Tyson once confronted the former President of the United States about having an alleged affair with his wife, Robin Givens. As per The Mirror, the details of this incident were mentioned in Trump’s biography TrumpNation in which the author recalls this confrontation. He claimed that Tyson angrily approached Trump after hearing about the rumor and asked him,” Could I ask you, are you f***ing my wife?”.
The author also mentioned Trump’s first words after the confrontation: “Now, if I froze, I’m dead you would have zero chance. Here’s the heavyweight champion of the world, and he’s a solid piece of f****ng armor”. However, Trump’s immediate response was not mentioned by the author.
And, now Tyson has revealed the truth behind this incident and also shared his thoughts on the former president of the United States.
Mike Tyson reveals the truth about the confrontation
Tyson made an appearance on The Pivot Podcast hosted by former NFL Stars Channing Crowder, Fred Taylor, and Ryan Clark and was asked by Clark about the altercation with Trump.
” I know you and Donald Trump are friends, but there is a story that you actually checked him about a woman before”. Clark asked. Referring to the story by The Mirror. However, Tyson then went on to reveal that this was not the case as he simply said,” That’s not true“.
Tyson then elaborated on his relationship with the former president,” Well he promoted like 18 of my fights alright and so how can I not know him well, you know your promoter he promotes you he’s taking pictures with you during the holidays, runs this show with you for what six weeks taking pictures doing all kind of s**t in front of the hotel and he’s just some guy like us that became president” said Tyson.
Lastly, Tyson added that according to him people’s opinion toward Trump changed after he became the president and that he remembered Trump as a good guy, “He was good to everybody when he was giving everyone free tickets and free hotel rooms you know, he just became a president and I guess his politics changed or whatever it is but I always remember him for being a good guy .” Tyson added.
Although we do not know for sure if Tyson ever confronted Trump, according to the champ himself, the incident never happened.