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Mike Tyson has admitted that he was on magic mushrooms during his exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr in 2020, which left him unable to feel any of his opponent's punches.
The boxing icon returned to the ring for the first time in 15 years in November 2020, taking on fellow great Jones Jr in an eight-round exhibition bout which controversially ended in a draw.
Tyson largely dominated the bout and put on a performance that exceed expectations in Los Angeles. And the heavyweight dubbed as 'the Baddest Man on the Planet' revealed he took psychedelic drugs to help him through the bout.
'We don't use [mushrooms] to run away,' he explained during an appearance on "The Pivot podcast, after being asked if his drug advocacy was at times self-medication for other issues.
'It helps me train, it helps me box better. When I'm fighting, I really don't feel the punches. It's really just some f**king magical s**t. You saw me just fight [against Jones]. I was on shrooms.
'I wouldn't fight without them, are you crazy? And some weed. I wish I did