Watch: Bruce Buffer introduces Mike Tyson in his iconic style during Hotboxinโ€™ podcast episode - TheMacLife

Watch: Bruce Buffer introduces Mike Tyson in his iconic style during Hotboxin’ podcast episode

Ever wonder what a Mike Tyson UFC introduction would sound like?

By John Balfe - 24 Mar 2021

Mike Tyson may have lived the dreams of 1000 men inside the boxing ring but even ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ isn’t immune to a little fight geekery.ย 

Tyson, who confirmed that his latest comeback fight is set for May against Evander Holyfield, has been introduced to the ring by the rich tones of Michael Buffer on many an occasion — but has never had the honour of having Michael’s brother Bruce do the same.

Until now, that is.

Buffer has also shared the story of how he met his brother on the episode, detailing how they didn’t become acquainted until much later in life.

“I saw this man come out [on TV],โ€ Bruce said to BT Sport. โ€œThis very handsome, debonair James Bond style man with an incredible voice.All of a sudden Iโ€™m becoming a fan and then he started putting his name on the TV screen and it said Michael Buffer and I thought โ€˜are you kidding me?โ€™

โ€œWho is this guy? I started getting curious,โ€ he continued. โ€œI called [promoter] Don Kingโ€™s office and Bob Arumโ€™s and found out [Michael] grew up about 20 miles away from where I grew up in Philadelphia.โ€

โ€œMy dad never told me that when he was serving in World War II he had gotten married at a young age, a son was born [on 2 November 1944] and nine months later when he came back they divorced,โ€ Buffer explained.

โ€œThe last time he saw the child was when he was two-and-a-half. Michael was raised by foster parents under the name of Huber but when he went into the army during the Vietnam war [recruiters] saw his birth certificate said his name was Buffer as he was never formally adopted as Huber.โ€

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