One of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, Mike Tyson, is well-known for his intimidating presence and his wild fighting in his prime. Recently, his former chauffeur revealed one of Iron Mike’s pre-fight habits. Rudy Gonzalez, who was the boxer’s driver back in the 1980s, said in an interview that Mike Tyson needs to bed a lot of girls before a fight.
The intercourse wasn’t to happen the day of or sometime before the fight, it apparently needed to happen moments before the fight. Most of the time Mike would do it in the dressing room. Gonzalez revealed Mike’s big secret to the UK newspaper.
“One of the greatest secrets with Mike was that he needed to have s*x in the dressing room before fights,” Told Gonzalez.
Most fighters would want to have maximum stamina before a fight, but not Mike Tyson. The reason behind this is not for pleasure or to get some luck, but to reduce Mike’s stamina and help him bring his aggression down so he wouldn’t kill his opponent during the fight. Gonzalez also explained that he had to be the one to bring the girls for Mike.
“He had to get laid to disengage some of the strength he had. So I had girls tucked away in bathrooms and changing rooms.” Gonzalez continued, “Mike would say, ‘If I do not get laid, I will kill this guy right now.’ Sometimes he’d go in with them [the women] for a minute, bang the s**t out of them, snap his neck and say: ‘OK, this guy is going to live tonight.”
“His biggest fear was that he would kill someone in that ring. He knew he could do it.” Gonzales added.
The chauffeur also revealed that Mike had a lot of anxiety before every fight. He was afraid to lose and destroy his career to the point that Mike would burst into tears.
Nowadays, Iron Mike is focusing his career as a podcast host. However, he is planning to return to the ring to fight the YouTuber, Logan Paul. Nobody knows if this particular habit will persist.