Post fight boxing interviews can often be boring and meaningless, though occasionally they are interesting, funny or insightful. Mike Tyson's interview after defeating Clifford Etienne in 2003 may well be the most hilarious post fight interview by any former Heavyweight champion. After interviewer Jim Gray asks whether Mike was sick the interview suddenly becomes hilarious for the wrong reason.

Sadly this post fight interview came after Tyson's final professional victory and he returned to the ring only twice more suffering embarrassing to both Danny Williams and Kevin McBride in his subsequent bouts. After the loss to McBride in 2005 Tyson retired from the sport with a career record of 50-6-0-2 (44). Since hanging up the gloves Tyson has however seemed a happier man and has appeared in Hollywood smash “The Hangover” as well as documentary on his own life and his own TV series.

Clifford Etienne's career would also continue on until 2005 with him winning 5 of his following 8 bouts before having his career curtailed by a series of serious criminal issues. By the time Etienne's career was over he had a record of 29-4-2 (20) with a number of notable wins including decisions over Lamon Brewster and Lawrence Clay Bey.

Of course the great irony with this video is what Tyson answers the very first question with which makes the whole explanation of his "sickness" even more hilarious.

Thanks to BBGambini33 for this clip (note some offensive language)

Leave a Reply.