Brooklyn’s boxing champ talks veganism, dancing and new son
Boxing champion Iron Mike Tyson, who has reinvented himself as a big screen entertainer, talked on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” about tattoos and healthy eating. Stepping out in a sharp white suit with a steel-grey-colored T underneath, Tyson confessed to losing 130 pounds and being inspired to become a vegan because of the obesity that afflicts his family members. In true Tyson form, using comedy as his new weapon, the man who made TKO stand for "Tyson Knock Out" confessed to hating vegan food, but feeling obligated to setting a good example.
He also didn’t hesitate to bust a few quick dance moves on the show, which aired early Friday morning, saying he jumped on the Argentinian “Dancing with the Stars” because they paid more. Regarding the American counterpart, Tyson was very frank: “Have check, will dance.”
In more personal news, the 44-year-old discussed the birth of his new son Morocco, whom he affectionately calls “Rocky” and the release of his new free iPhone app, “Mike Tyson: Main Event.” A quick hit, the app amassed one million downloads in one week and was been dubbed "craccn" by Snopp Dogg. If it's anything like Ninetindo's 1987 cult classic "Mike Tyson Punch Out!" game, expect millions more to download it before anyone can say knock out.