Tiredness to blame for boxing legend Mike Tyson's weird TV interview

Brenda Watkins
October 14, 2020

Others, however, pointed out that the time difference meant it was late in the night for Tyson and Piers even thanked him for staying up in order to do the interview, so tiredness could be to blame.

"Good Morning Britain" presenter Piers Morgan, who is widely known to cause a stir on screen with his contentious views and gestures, got the attention of his admirers as he screamed in terror and mocked Laura Tobin and Ranvir Singh's horrified reaction to a mouse in the studio.

But during the segment, Tyson mumbled, slurred words, looked off-camera in distraction, and at one point even seemed ready to doze off.

Tyson said later Tuesday that he was just exhausted during the interview.

Tyson continued, "Training hard and going to bed early".

"No drawback, Champ", Morgan replied.

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"I think it's very wonderful that we're fighting together", said a tired-looking Tyson, who was seen rubbing his head and moving slightly out of camera view on multiple occasions throughout.

Piers remarked: "It is unbelievable what you can do, we are more than two metres apart!" Hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid asked him about his current level of fitness as a man in his 50s and about whether he feels ready and well enough to take on this challenge.

"I simply wanna do that, I plan on doing this for a charity (inaudible)", Tyson started one response. "It was very late in L.A. Appreciate this message as some viewers were concerned".

Boxing legend Mike Tyson is gearing up for a return to the ring against Roy Jones Jr on November 28.

"I have producers here ... if they had seen the state of Mike Tyson they would have said "we can't put him on, he's going to look ridiculous, it's not going to be helpful, it's going to look like we are trying to make something out of this and are proving ourselves to be the wrong kind of journalists". "What on earth were the producers thinking?"

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