Mike Tyson and Don King end bitter feud that saw Iron Mike call promoter a ‘reptilian motherf*****’ and sue him for £78m


MIKE TYSON and veteran promoter Don King have ended their bitter feud.

King worked with Tyson after the American became the youngest heavyweight champion of all time aged 20.

But their relationship soured when the promoter was accused of fleecing the world champion for £78million ($100m) after he came out of prison in 1995 and continued fighting.

In the end King settled for £10m in 2004 out of court, but Tyson remained hostile to the “reptilian motherf***er” and even threw water over him at the WBC convention in 2018.

Despite the animosity between the pair, it appears is has all been forgotten, as King, 88, revealed to TMZ Sports, ahead of Tyson’s comeback.

He said: “I love Mike Tyson. I have never had anything negative to say about Mike Tyson.

“I just talked to him on his birthday on June 30th – him and his beautiful wife and I wished them a happy birthday.

“I’m just very very happy to be able to still see Mike around.”

Tyson, 54, will box for the first time in 15 years after signing to face Roy Jones Jr, 51, in an eight-round boxing exhibition on September 12.

Ahead of the pay-per-view spectacle, King hailed both fighters.

He said: “It was a shock and amazement to me.

“They both are remarkable fighters and Mike as you know was legendary.”


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