*Mike Tyson’s days as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world were filled with sexcapades, boxing matches and heated confrontations, according to a new autobiographical book on the former boxer’s life.
The page turner, titled “Taming the Beast: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson,” includes reflections on Tyson from his friend/manager Rory Holloway, who detailed the night Iron Mike hooked up with supermodel Naomi Campbell.
According to Holloway, the episode took at a house party thrown by Russell Simmons in the ’90s. Although they never met before, Tyson and Campbell were clearly willing to get to know each other.
“I was there to keep Mike out of trouble, doing my usual babysitting job, and when I looked over, he was talking to this girl,” Holloway wrote. “I had to rub my eyes. I mean, the most exciting thing at that time was Naomi Campbell. She was wild and vivacious, with these legs that went on for days.”
As they mingled, Tyson suddenly went to use the bathroom and asks Holloway to hold his and Campbell’s drinks as the beauty followed Tyson into the little boys’ room.
“I’m stuck holding their drinks ‘cause Mike says he gotta use the restroom. Next thing I know, Naomi’s following him in there. Holy s–t. Guests are walking up. ‘Bathroom’s taken,’ I’m telling them,” Holloway shared.
“Minutes go by and it’s getting uncomfortable. I finally crack open the door, ‘C’mon Mike.’ I see Naomi. She’s up on the toilet, heels and long legs spread, skirt hiked up, and Mike’s pumping away.”
Did that get your attention? If not, then maybe a heated exchange between Tyson and Michael Jordan will do the trick.
The two sports icons were face to face with each other one night during a dinner party at a restaurant in Chicago. Jordan was present with former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, former defensive end Richard Dent and boxing promoter Don King when Iron Mike and Holloway arrived. Apparently Tyson was reeling from his split with Robin Givens and not in the best mood when he saw Jordan, who dated the actress before she and Tyson were an item.
The following is an excerpt from the book of Holloway’s account of Tyson’s confrontation with Jordan, via the New York Post:
“Mike Tyson’s sitting there with his drink of choice, a Long Island Tea, and when he drinks his real feelings come out …,” Holloway writes.
“I’m telling the server to water his drinks down ‘cause I see where this is going. Mike stares across the table at Michael Jordan. He says, ‘Hey man, you think I’m stupid? I know you f—-d with my b—h.’
“Jordan looks like he just seen a ghost. ‘I know you messed with her,’ Mike says. ‘You can tell me.’
“Jordan, it’s obvious he just wants to get up and run. He wants no part of this. Mike turns to Ditka. ‘Man, you think somebody scared of you, all that racist s–t you been talking?’ He says to Dent, ‘Y’all scared of this damn white man, Richard? He ain’t nobody. You gonna let him talk that way?’
“It was a circus, for real, that night. Don King trying to change the subject. Me and John trying to hold Mike down. Mike telling everyone he’s going to bust Jordan’s ass. Jordan’s dressed sharp as always and he can’t get out of there fast enough.”
“Taming the Beast: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson” is available now on Amazon.com.