Mike Tyson's hands delivered some of the most ferocious knockouts that boxing fans have ever witnessed.
But those same hands couldn't handle a revved-up Ferrari back in the day.
When asked to recount his favorite arrest on his lengthy rap sheet by a puppet named Diego on YouTube's Awkward Puppets channel, Iron Mike delved into the time he got booked for property damage after crashing his new Ferrari through a convenience store window.
"My favorite arrest, I would have to say, is when I bought a Ferrari and I didn't know how to drive the Ferrari and it was idling... and it just went through the window. The glass window — it went through," Tyson said calmly. "My car went through the glass window and I had to get arrested because of property damage."
Watch Mike break it all down in the video below.
Hmm... that's a slight change from the original Associated Press report we tracked down, dated September 13, 1990.
That report told the story of Tyson and a friend traveling in the boxer's new Ferrari Testarossa in Catskill, New York, when the vehicle began experiencing brake issues. The AP says that Tyson and his friend got out of the car and a tow-truck driver pulled over to help them.
According to the AP, Tyson asked the tow-truck operator to put the sports car in the convenience store's parking lot, but instead the driver couldn't stop the vehicle and it wound up hitting the actual store, causing damage to Tyson's new Ferrari.
Perhaps the nearly 26 years that have passed jogged Mike's memory a bit. But whatever the specifics of the incident, it's not Tyson's first well-publicized trouble with a high-end car.
As the hilarious conversation with Diego continues, the puppet asks the boxing legend if he has any kids that he doesn't know about and Tyson replies: "It's a possibility, but they never claimed me."
When asked what the secret to a good marriage is, Tyson quickly said, "a bad memory."
The humorous clip ends with Tyson attempting to freestyle.
Tyson's too real.
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