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Mike Tyson goes off on Mayweather; Calls him Dirt, Delusional and a Small Scared Man

1-08By Raj Parmar: Heavyweight great “Iron” Mike Tyson has made known how his thoughts about pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. as Floyd’s May 2nd mega fight with Manny Pacquiao draws very near for this Saturday night on May 2nd on HBO/Showtime pay-per-view from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tyson, 48, was at the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao final press conference yesterday at the MGM Grand for the fight and stated that he purposely chose to sit near the back of the press conference room to avoid being too close to Mayweather.

“I try to stay as far away from dirt as possible,” Tyson told USA TODAY Sports, “I was always told by my mother that if you can’t say anything nice about someone, don’t say nothing.”

Mike did not stop there as he offered more comments on Mayweather when questioned on what he thought about Floyd’s recent comments stating that he considers himself better than heavyweight legend Muhammed Ali.

“He’s very delusional,” Tyson stated to Undisputed Champion Network, “If he was anywhere near that realm [of being as great as] Ali, he’d be able to take his kids to school by himself. Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people, greatness is being accepted by the people. He can’t take his kids to school by himself. He’s a little, scared man. He’s a very small, scared man.”

It’s no secret that Tyson grew up idolizing Ali and actually only became a boxer because he wanted to be like him. Therefore it is not surprising the Tyson would be offended by any negative words about Ali, especially from Mayweather who Tyson has made known throughout the years he’s not a fan of.

While Mike seems to respect Mayweather’s boxing skills, it’s clear that Mayweather’s persona outside the ring has rubbed him the wrong way. With May 2nd just two short days away it is abundantly clear who Tyson will be rooting for when fight night approaches and regardless what the outcome is in the ring, his opinion on Floyd will be unlikely to change.

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