Boxing legend Mike Tyson has shown that he apparently deserves his nickname as "the baddest man on the planet" as the athlete has revealed that he used to fool doping agencies by using a fake penis during tests. Speaking on the Hotboxin’ podcast, the 54-year-old said he used the so-called “whizzinator” – a strap-on rubber penis that is attached to a bag. To pass the tests, the Tyson filled the bag with the urine of his then-wife Monica Turner.
Was he afraid that his ruse would be uncovered by sports officials? Iron Mike said he wasn’t afraid officials would notice the bag and the prosthetic penis, but was concerned that the urine test may show pregnancy. It was for this reason, he said, that he then started using the urine of his children.
"I put my baby's urine in it. And sometimes, one time I was using my wife's and my wife was like 'baby, you better not hope that it comes back pregnant or something'. And I said 'nah, we ain't gonna use you any more, we're gonna use the kid'. Cuz I got scared that the pi** might come back pregnant. That was what I was afraid of! I guess I heard of this happening", Tyson said on the podcast.
Tyson vs Holyfield III May Be Real
Tyson, who quit the professional sport in 2005, is now actively preparing for an exhibition fight with another boxing icon, Roy Joner Jr. The 54-year-old revealed that he rediscovered his passion for boxing while getting into shape for the fight.
Tyson also did not rule out the third bout between himself and Evander Holyfield, who became the only boxer in history to win a championship in two weight classes. Their second "rendezvous" ended in a controversy and became the subject of endless jokes in popular culture. During the bout, Tyson bit Holyfield’s ear twice, leaving the athlete covered in blood. Back then, Tyson explained his action by saying that it was a response to his opponent repeatedly head-butting him and not getting punished by the referee.
Commenting on the possibility of a third fight between the two, Tyson said: "That's always something that we can do if the people want it, if it's pragmatic enough, I'd love to do it".