Former boxing champion Mike Tyson exploded in anger during TV interview on a Canadian talk show Wednesday morning after one of the hosts surprised him with a “piece of s**t” comment.
Because Tyson had recently visited Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and endorsed his re-election campaign, the controversial politician was the main subject of the interview. The discussion started with a basic question about how the meeting came about, but it quickly went off the rails.
“Some of your critics would say, you know, ‘there’s a race for mayor, we know you’re a convicted rapist, this could hurt his campaign.’ How would you respond to that?” host Nathan Downer asked.
“Hey, I don’t know who said that. You’re the only one I’ve heard say that,” Tyson replied, clearly annoyed. “I don’t have no comment to that, because it’s negative and you’re being negative. I met the mayor. There’s nothing anyone can do about it.”
As the interview awkwardly pressed forward, Tyson appears to be stewing in anger. Moments later, he went after the host.
“You come across as a nice guy, but you’re really a piece of sh*t with that comment,” he said. “F**k you. That was a piece of sh*t comment.”
“We’re doing live TV here,” Downer said, trying to get Tyson to calm down.
“I don’t care,” Tyson shot back. “What are you going to do about it?”
Downer then quickly changed the subject and asked Tyson to tell viewers about his one-man show “The Undisputed Truth.”
Watch the clip below via CP24 (Warning: Strong language):