That time Mike Tyson decided to box an opponent while stoned

Mike Tyson is an iconic figure in the world of professional boxing and has left a huge mark on the sport. Throughout his illustrious career, Tyson engaged in 58 professional match where he showcased his unparalleled skills inside the ring. Among his numerous victories and achievements, one particular bout stands out for its controversy and intrigue.

Tyson faced Andrew Golota at the Palace in Michigan back in 2000. At 34 years old, Tyson was already a former world heavyweight champion. He stepped into the ring to face off against his formidable opponent.

Tyson ended up securing a second-round knockdown. Despite Golota’s advantages in height and reach, Tyson delivered a masterclass performance.

Golota found himself unable to withstand the onslaught. The Polish boxer informed his corner that he would not be coming back for the third round.

During his match with Tyson, Golota suffered from a fractured cheekbone, a concussion, and a neck injury.

However, the aftermath of the bout unveiled a surprising revelation. A subsequent PED test revealed traces of m**ijuana in Tyson’s system.

Consequently, the match was declared a no-contest as questions were raised about the fairness and integrity of the sport.

Later on, Tyson came clean about using m**ijuana. However, he said it was the only time he had done so before entering the ring.

He admitted on The Dan Patrick Show: “I only did it [get high] one time when I was fighting. When I fought Golota, that’s the only time I smoked weed and fought. It didn’t affect me. It affected Golota. They fined me a couple of hundred dollars for that stuff.”

The 57-year-old once said he consumes m**ijuana worth around $40,000 a month. He now has his own can**bis plantation.

Currently, he is gearing up for his July 20 boxing match against Jake Paul in Arlington, Texas. The match will be streamed live on Netflix.