Mike Tyson comes crashing down from daughter’s hoverboard

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Boxing great Mike Tyson knocked out several high-profile opponents in his illustrious career but the American legend would not have known what was coming his way when he tried his daughter’s hoverboard.20140116-miketyson-x624-1389911068

The youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles thought it was a good idea to try on his daughter’s fancy ride but the champion had no control of his movements after starting off with a flourish.

The 49-year-old turned thrice before gaining some confidence to move forward. However, he soon lost his balance on the polished wooden floor and came crashing down. Seeing Tyson down like that is a rare sight for boxing fans around the globe.

Mike Tyson falls off a hoverboard
Mike Tyson falls off a hoverboard

Tyson, who played a cameo in the Hollwood move ‘The Hangover’, successfully defended his world heavyweight championship nine times, including victories over Larry Holmes and Frank Bruno.

His career has not been without controversies either. Way back in 1992, Tyson was convicted of raping Desiree Washington. He was sentenced to six years in prison but was released after serving only half the term. He had also chewed off a piece of  Evander Holyfield’s ear during a bout in Las Vegas in 1997. Not surprisingly, Tyson was nicknamed “The Baddest Man on the Planet”.