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‘Mike Tyson tried to bite my nipple during bout’ – Irish boxer reveals

Tyson failed to get off his stool for the seventh round (Image Reuters)

Irish heavyweight boxer Kevin McBride has disclosed that Mike Tyson tried to bite his nipple during their bout in 2005.

McBride went into the bout as an underdog at the MCI Center in Washington, but overcame the odds to knock out the legendary former champ.

A year before the fight, Tyson had lost to British boxer Danny Williams and McBride had been chosen as an easy comeback fight.

After five rounds though, Tyson was winning on the scorecards, but he soon lost his cool after McBride pushed him to the canvas.

Mcbride told The Mail: “I’m dancing and delighted and at the same time I know that wasn’t the Tyson of his prime, but I fought the man on the night and won.”

“I remember to this day he hit me so hard in the sixth it was like leprechauns playing drums in my head,” McBride said.

“On instinct I said, ‘Is that all you got? You’re in trouble’. That is when he tried things. First he got my left arm in a hold and tried to break it.

“He tried to bite my nipple. Thank God he had his mouthpiece in — otherwise I’d be the Irishman with one nipple.”

McBride’s revelations about his famous upset come after Tyson announced plans to make a shock comeback to compete in exhibition bouts for charity.

And with Iron Mike making headlines once again, it allows the last man to defeat him to remember the “dream come true” that unfolded that night in Washington.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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