Even though Mike Tyson has been able to rebuild his life, he still has deep seeded disgust for former promoter Don King.
The former world heavyweight champion and promoter were both at the Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend in Canastota, New York this past weekend, when when King tried to give Tyson a tap on the shoulder, which would see the “baddest man on the planet” throw water in his face.
“He talked in there like he was my friend and that was just bullcrap,” Tyson said.
“He really did me in.”
Tyson would then talk with Sirius XM’s Boxing Show, and claim he regretted his actions. He did say that King should not have try and come to him like a friend.
.@SiriusXM EXCLUSIVE: @MikeTyson explains why he threw a glass of water at Don King last night at the #ibhof2018 induction weekend, telling @CommishRandyG & @gerrycooney that while he shouldn’t have done that, King shouldn’t have approached Mike like he was Tyson’s friend. pic.twitter.com/HpNBR9a8Xj
— SiriusXM Boxing (@SiriusXMBoxing) June 10, 2018
King would act as Tyson’s promoter from the late 1980’s up until the late 1990’s, and would be sued by the boxer for $100 million dollars for money stolen from him when King acted as his promoter.
Original Report: TMZ