Mike Tyson has revealed he passed drug tests during his fighting career by using a fake penis called a “Whizzinator” – which contained clean urine from his wife or baby.
Tyson was subjected to stringent drug testing in his heyday, although anti-doping agencies have become much more attentive since his retirement in 2005.
Throughout his career, ‘Iron’ Mike dabbled in his fair share of recreational drugs – specifically cannabis – which he has spoken openly about in recent years.
And the former undisputed heavyweight champion went to great lengths to avoid getting caught before a fight.
When asked to provide urine samples, he would wear a prosthetic penis called a “Whizzinator” to in order to hand over a clean specimen.
The Whizzinator would be filled with urine from either his wife or baby, which allowed him to pass the test without issue before competing in the ring.
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“I put my baby's urine in it,” Tyson said on the Hotbox' with Mike Tyson podcast.
“And sometimes, one time I was using my wife's and my wife was like: 'Baby, you better not hope that it comes back pregnant or something.'
“And I said, 'Nah, we ain't gonna use you any more, we're gonna use the kid.' Cuz I got scared that the p*** might come back pregnant.
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“That was what I was afraid of! I guess I heard of this happening because I was afraid of that.”
Tyson is set to make a sensational return to boxing later this month in a controversial exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr.
The legendary pair, both in their 50s, will go head-to-head in eight two-minute rounds at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles.
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“I feel magnificent. I've been training, someone gave me a proposition to fight,” Tyson said during their pre-fight press conference last month,
“It went from Shannon Briggs to someone else and now I’m fighting Roy.”
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