Mike Tyson admits he was on MAGIC MUSHROOMS for his exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr in 2020
Mike Tyson admits he was at MAGIC MUSHROOMS for his exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr in 2020, claims he ‘couldn’t feel the blows’ – and wished he ‘did this’ during his career!
- Mike Tyson Admitted He Was On Magic Mushrooms In A Fight With Roy Jones
- Tyson competed for the first time in 15 years against Jones Jr in November 2020
- And the boxing icon revealed he was using psychedelics for the eight-round fight
- The practice fight ended in a draw, but Tyson insists he couldn’t feel any ‘punches’
- Tyson, 56, also wished he had known about the drug and its effects during his career
Mike Tyson has admitted to using magic mushrooms during his exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr in 2020, which prevented him from feeling his opponent’s punches.
The boxing icon returned to the ring for the first time in 15 years in November 2020, taking on fellow great Jones Jr in an eight-round exhibition match that controversially ended in a draw.
Tyson largely dominated the game, putting in a performance that exceeded expectations in Los Angeles. And the heavyweight dubbed “the worst man on the planet” revealed he’d used psychedelic drugs to help him through the fight.
‘We don’t use’ [mushrooms] to run away,” he explained during a performance on The Pivot Podcastafter being asked if his advocacy for drugs was sometimes self-medication for other problems.
“It helps me train, it helps me box better. When I fight, I don’t feel the punches. It really is just some fucking magic s**t. You just saw me fight [against Jones]† I was on magic mushrooms.
‘I wouldn’t fight without them, are you crazy? And some weeds. I wish I did this during my career, I’m so damn crazy I didn’t know this. The word drugs is negative.’
Mike Tyson (left) admitted he was on magic mushrooms in a fight with Roy Jones Jr (right)
The 56-year-old revealed he took the psychedelic drugs to help him through the competition
Psilocybin, the psychedelic found in magic mushrooms, is not illegal in martial arts, and since Tyson’s fight with Jones Jr. was an exhibition, the exact drug test was not made clear at the time of the fight.
And while Tyson claimed he couldn’t feel any punches, the same couldn’t be said for Jones Jr.
In a post-fight interview, Jones Jr admitted: “I don’t do draws, but I understand why they say certain things are bucket lists because if he punches you, if it’s his head, his punches, his body shots, it makes not off. Everything hurts.
“For me, I thought I had boxed enough on the outside, but I’m cool with the draw. Maybe we should do it again.’
Eight-lap practice fight ended in a draw, but Tyson insists he couldn’t feel any ‘punches’
Tyson (right) insists he wishes he knew about the drug and its effects throughout his career
Tyson, 56, has flirted with a return to the ring and a fight with Jake Paul has been mooted. However, Tyson insists every fight should happen this year.
“Anything is possible, but it has to happen this year,” Tyson replied when asked about Paul on the Jimmy Kimmel show.
‘That could be very interesting. He is skilled enough and I will give it to him because he is winning.
“Even if he fights fighters who aren’t good enough, they should still beat him, but they can’t. He hits people he shouldn’t hit, so you have to give him credit.
Tyson has flirted with a return to the ring, with a fight with Jake Paul (left) being mooted
“He’s doing well and he’s doing things that are great for boxing. This man has 7 million people who follow him every time he fights.
“The world champions don’t have that many people following him, so what he’s doing for boxing is sensational.
‘No one should hate him, what this boy does, they should follow him. He helps everyone with money, so why are people mad at him?’