When Mike Tyson Confronted Donald Trump

Mike Tyson was quite possibly the scariest man on the planet in 1988.

Long before Donald Trump called the White House home he was a business mogul on the brink of getting knocked out by Iron Mike himself.

For context, by the summer of ’88, Tyson was 35-0, he was the youngest heavyweight champion of all-time (and still is) on top of being the undisputed heavyweight champion.

He was a 21-year-old wrecking ball. He was also in a tumultuous marriage with actress Robin Givens at that exact same time.

The pair wed in 1988 and divorced one year later with Givens citing spousal abuse stemming from Tyson’s jealousy and temper.

According to Tim O’Brien, author of the book TrumpNation, Tyson confronted Trump after hearing rumours he had been having an affair with Givens.

Incredibly, Trump became president of the U.S. 28 years later and their relationship must have remained strong because Tyson was one of the most famous names to endorse Trump.

Tyson said in a 2016 interview with The Daily Caller : “That sh** is the real deal. Listen: I’m a black mother***** from the poorest town in the country. I’ve been through a lot in life.

“And I know him. When I see him, he shakes my hand and respects my family. None of them- Barack, whoever- nobody else does that. They’re gonna be who they are and disregard me, my family.”

“So I’m voting for him. If I can get 200,000 people or more to vote for him, I’m gonna do it.”

Tyson then went on to explain how his association with Trump came about and detailed their similarities.

“We’re really good friends. We go back to ’86, ’87. Most of my successful and best fights were at Trump’s hotels. He didn’t manage me, though. He was just helping me with my court case.

“We’re the same guy. A thrust for power, a drive for power. Whatever field we’re in, we need power in that field. That’s just who we are.”

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