Mike Tyson on losing 140 pounds. and Evander Holyfield's Ear

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I really sucked and stuff. Cause if you watch the fight, as soon as I did it I spit it right out, instantaneously like [chewing and spitting sound.] It was really disgusting. [Many years later]Holyfield gave me some of his barbeque sauce because he's a barbeque guy. And I was telling him his ear would have tasted a lot better if he used some of that barbeque sauce.

Now that you're 46 years old, do you feel some of the aftereffects of your previous life involving drug use and repeated hits to the head?

You know that's so funny. The fact that I think if you watch any of my films from when I first started as a boxer in 1984, you realize that I talk better now than when I first started fighting. Boxing must have worked in the reverse for me. I may have gotten to become a more articulate talker at the end of my career than at the beginning of my career.

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