Mike Tyson Admits To Cheating Drug Tests
Mike Tyson admits he used a Whizzinator to pass drug tests in his heyday.
Tyson was known for being one of boxing’s most feared heavyweights. “Iron” Mike not only had devastating punching power, but he also had the speed to fluster elite boxers in his division. Tyson became the undisputed heavyweight champion and eventually entered the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
While Tyson has denied taking performance-enhancing drugs, he is a marijuana user. That probably explains why Tyson felt the need to use a Whizzinator for his drug tests.
During an edition of his Hotboxin’ podcast, Tyson admitted to the UFC VP of Athlete Health and Performance, Jeff Novitzky that he used to cheat on his drug tests (h/t MMAMania.com).
“It was awesome, man. 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, so we ain’t gonna use you any more, we’re gonna use the kid. Cuz I got scared that the piss might come back pregnant.”
Tyson is scheduled to return to the boxing ring on November 28. He’ll go one-on-one with fellow Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. This will be an exhibition bout scheduled for eight two-minute rounds. The winner will be awarded the specially made WBC Frontline Battle Title. Tyson and Jones will do battle inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. As it stands right now, fans will not be allowed in attendance.
“Iron” Mike hasn’t been seen inside the boxing ring since 2006. He took on Corey Sanderson in an exhibition affair that wasn’t booked to determine a winner. Despite the fact that no judges were at ringside, many agree that Tyson dominated Sanders throughout the contest.