• Mike Tyson says the color “pink” makes him feel powerful
  • Tyson wants to fight whenever he’s wearing pink
  • “Iron Mike” once admitted he sometimes misses his old self

The one thing that turns Mike Tyson into fighting mode these days is beyond belief.

Because of the stigma of his viciousness inside the ring, Tyson’s name has been almost synonymous with an entity that destroys pretty much everything on sight.

Even outside boxing, very few would dare to get under Tyson’s skin for obvious reasons.

But while it is already quite a cliché that “Iron Mike” could beat someone up any given time, the man himself has revealed when it is really a bad time to act up in front of him.

In a recent exclusive interview with GQ, the 54-year-old was asked to specify the colors that make him feel “powerful.”

Contrary to what most would expect, Tyson responded with “pink.”

According to Tyson, he is always “serious” when he’s on pink. Ironically, he even feels like getting in a fight with somebody whenever he’s wearing the color widely regarded as feminine.

“Pink has a lot to do with it,” Tyson revealed. “If I’m wearing pink, I’m not going to have an expression like you want to talk to me. ’Cause when I have on pink, I’m very serious. Pink makes me very masculine.”

“I almost want to fight in those clothes,” he continued. “Those clothes make me want to fight a little.”

Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson is taking his act to Vegas. Reuters

During his active years in the sport, Tyson was one of the few boxers who like hurt his opponents with “bad intentions.”

Not only did he want to knock them out cold, but also to break them inside with insults.

Tyson’s personal troubles soon took a toll in his career and he hit rock bottom.

Fortunately, “The Baddest Man on the Planet” managed to get back up and has now found a new lease on life through taking part in exhibition matches.

However, prior to making his ring return, Tyson confessed that there were times when he missed his old self. However, he is “scared” of what “that person” could do at the same time.

“I know the art of fight, I know the art of war, that’s all I ever studied,” an emotional Tyson told Sugar Ray Leonard in an episode of “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” last year. “That’s why they feared me when I was in the ring, I was an annihilator. It’s all I was born for. Now those days are gone it’s empty, I’m nothing. I’m working on the art of humbleness. That’s the reason I’m crying cause I’m not that person no more, and I miss him.”

“Because sometimes I feel like a b---h because I don’t want that person to come out because if he comes out hell will come with him. And I’m scared of him."