Mike Tyson flips out, curses at Canadian television host after Rob Ford question (VIDEO)

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One Toronto television anchor has learned the hard way that tigers bite back when they are poked.

On Wednesday afternoon, former American boxer Mike Tyson was being interviewed by CP24 Toronto news anchor Nathan Downer on his one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, at the Air Canada Centre.

However, things turned awry when Downer touch based on Tyson’s support of Rob Ford’s re-election campaign, calling him a “convicted rapist” and asking whether the connection could further damage the mayor’s bid.

At first, Tyson made attempts to remain calm and avoid the question. “I don’t know who said that, you’re the only one I heard say that,” he said. “And I don’t have no comment for that, because it’s negative and you’re being negative…and I met the mayor. And there’s nothing they can do about it.”

But Tyson wouldn’t let it go, it became obvious that a nerve was struck. “It’s so interesting because you seem like a nice guy but you’re really a piece of s**t… f**ck you,” Tyson said while interrupting his handler sitting next to him.

Downer reminded Tyson that he was on live television, but he responded by saying, “I don’t care, what are you going to do about it?”

The host then proceeded to downplay the incident by moving on to questions solely about Tyson’s show in Toronto that night. “Is it nerve-wracking for you to do something like this [a show]? Or is more nervous for you to box?” asked Downer.

“It’s more nerve-racking for me to hear us talking to a rat piece of s**t like you,” Tyson quickly quipped.

That answer prompted Downer to end the interview abruptly.

On Tuesday, Tyson met Rob Ford and called him the “best mayor in Toronto’s history.” When asked about what he thought about the mayor’s troubled past, he blamed it on the 24-hour surveillance of the press.

Tyson, who is now 48 years old, was given a sentence of six years in prison and four years probation after he was charged for raping an 18-year-old female in 1992. He was released from prison after serving only a three year sentence.

In 2007, he pleaded guilty to the possession of cocaine and driving under the influence. For these charges, he served 24 hours in jail, 360 hours of community service and three years probation.

 

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