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Mike Tyson reveals why he never wears socks when fighting as the heavyweight champion in the hilarious Hotboxin entrance

MIKE TYSON finally revealed the reason why you never wear socks when canning.

The undisputed former heavyweight champions’ combat kit is simple but arguably the most iconic in sport history – with the exception of Apollo Creed’s shorts.


Miek Tyson never wears socks when canningCredit: Getty
Mike Tyson's black shorts and black shoes are iconic


Mike Tyson’s black shorts and black shoes are iconicCredit: Getty

For the most part of my professional career, Iron Mike will enter the ring wearing black shorts and black shoes.

However, unlike his rivals, he chose not to wear socks – a decision that confuses many.

Picture of a sock Tyson on the ring has become iconic, despite outfits together under strange circumstances.

On a recent Hotboxin ‘episode with Mike Tyson’s podcast, he said: “I used to think it was a style and didn’t know that these miserable moms don’t have socks.

“I think it’s a style.”

Tyson retired from boxing in June 2005 following consecutive defeats to Danny Williams and Kevin McBride.

But the worst man on the planet Returning to the ring last November for an exhibition with fellow legend Roy Jones Jr, that ended in a draw.


Tyson, 54, is set to return to the ring later this year for a three-part battle against former rival Evander Holyfield.

In a recent Instagram Live, he said: “I just want everyone to know, the fight is going on with me and Holyfield.

“Holyfield is a humble person, I know that. And he is a man of God, but I am a man of God.

“And, listen, I’ll be successful on May 29.”

But The Real Deal has been around since agree to box McBride on June 5 on Triller’s Third Fight Club card.

Mike Tyson looked fine in his comeback against Evander Holyfield last November


Mike Tyson looked fine in his comeback against Evander Holyfield last NovemberCredit: Reuters
Mike Tyson plans to re-export this year


Mike Tyson plans to re-export this yearCredit: EPA

Holyfield said of the fight: “I am very cautious. I will not play against someone 22, 30 or 35 years old.

“I will play against Kevin McBride, who is in his late 40s. The important thing is this is a good game.

“I’ll beat him. As for Mike Tyson, like I said, if he wants to do it, I’ll still fight him.”

Tyson is enjoying getting back into the ring once more and plans to bring back the ferocity that has made him the most terrifying man on the planet in his next fight.

In the conversation with the UFC president White Dana and Zab Judah, he said, “I will do my best in this war.

“I mean it’ll work completely – whole session, just do it all.”

Watch Mike Tyson ‘meet’ with legendary kickers Cheech and Chong to celebrate Cannabis Day on Hotboxin’s special ‘



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