Few days ago Mike Tyson was the protagonist of a surreal interview, during which he fell asleep while the journalists were asking him questions about his return to the ring. Just tiredness, an illness or was Iron Mike drunk? In the meantime, a funny news emerges about Tyson's participation in the movie Ip Man 3. Donnie Yen's wife, star of the kunk fu movie, said she was worried about her husband's health when it was announced that Mike Tyson would take part in Ip Man 3, but it was the former heavyweight world champion who was defeated in this backstage clash.
As told by both, in fact, during the filming Yen accidentally hit Tyson's hand with his elbow and ended up breaking his finger. "You were all worried that Donnie might get hurt. Nobody cared about me. Now I'm the one injured, and yet nobody came to console me," joked the former boxer.
When Donnie Yen broke Mike Tyson's finger
Talking about the incident, Yen explained: "I knew I hit him, but I didn't realize how bad it was. He was very professional and we even continued filming. He only learned about the broken finger later, in the hospital.
really sorry! " The Chinese super star, who recently appeared in Disney's Mulan live-action, returned to the subject in 2016 during an interview with Time Out Shanghai: "While we were shooting, there were a lot of jammed movements and strokes.
My elbow hit one of his fingers. It was a little accident. I think he will receive he would have fractured my finger too, and probably would have knocked me out. These things happen a lot in action movies, especially those with so high expectations like Ip Man 3.
Fans expect high-level action scenes, so we're aiming to make the best possible fight scenes for the audience. So, it was an accident. Fortunately, nothing serious happened." Meanwhile, some weeks ago we told you how Mike Tyson wanted to face a gorilla!
Back in 1989, in order to give to his former wife Robin Givens a romantic evening, he booked an entire zoo for a private visit. Waiting to return to the ring in November at 54 years-old for a meeting with Roy Jones Jr, Iron Mike told that when they arriving at the gorilla cage, they saw that the most massive of animals was a big male, which was subduing everyone the others.
AT that time 23 years-old and holder of the WBA heavyweight title, he decided to intervene: "They were so powerful but their eyes were like an innocent child - explained Tyson - So I offered the guardian $ 10,000 to open the cage and allow me to break the face of that gorilla.
He refused." Most recently, in training, Tyson appeared on Discovery Channel's Week of the Shark program. In the videos published on Twitter you can see the challenge of the champion who, accompanied by a couple of instructors, dived into the sea surrounded by sharks, even managing to immobilize one.
Who knows if his exploits with animals will become part of the film that Martin Scorsese is shooting, with Jamie Foxx in the role of the protagonist. In the past Tyson has also lived with various wild animals, and in particular tigers (three animals from Bengal, all given away.
In particular, his beloved Kenya, who had lived with him since she was a puppy, paid about 64,000 euros, also because the boxer had the habit - as told by a friend of his, Jeff Fenech - of locking visitors in the cage with the animals: "Even if there aren't many things that scare me, let's say that, when I got out of the cage, I had to change my underwear”. Tyson also had a puma, as well as pets such as dogs or pigeons.