Rediscovered Picture of Mike Tyson, Sylvester Stallone, and Don King Creates Excitement


In today’s age and time, the Internet is the closest thing to a time machine. In a recent turn of events, a forgotten picture of Mike Tyson, Sylvester Stallone, and Don King resurfaces online. All three personalities were one of the most known figures in the world. To witness the three of them in one single frame is not a usual sight.

Alongside them was another boxing legend, Azumah Nelson. Both Tyson and Nelson were fighters signed to Don King. However, there was certain friction in the relationship between King and his fighters, especially with the former Heavyweight champion. So without further ado, let’s dive into the resurfaced picture and unwrap their relationship with each other over the years.


Mike Tyson, Sylvester Stallone and Don King : a sight to behold

Tyson and Stallone were two dear friends. They have been spotted together in public numerous times. Meanwhile, King and Tyson’s relationship has been well-documented. Unlike ‘Iron’ Mike’s relationship with the “Rocky” actor, his relationship with King was topsy-turvy. Although King is one the most successful promoters ever, he is also a controversial one. The two had their first encounter after Tyson had solidified himself as the youngest boxer of all time.

Thereafter, the infamous boxing promoter signed Tyson. However, a few years later, Tyson sued King over financial exploitation. Ultimately, the suit was settled between the parties but their relationship has never been the same ever since. The resurfaced image below is from the time when Tyson was on good terms with King. Alongside them was the Ghanaian boxer, Nelson. And last but definitely not least, there is Sylvester Stallone.


The picture entails the four personalities posing in front of multiple cameras at a boxing convention. While Tyson and Nelson were professional boxers, ‘Sly’, on the other hand, had a huge impact on the sport with his “Rocky” film series. Meanwhile, King has been the backbone of multiple historic bouts in the capacity of a promoter.

It is safe to say that their contribution to the sport is significant and a picture of them in one single frame is bound to go viral. Although, King and Tyson’s relationship has been well established, let’s explore the time when Stallone vehemently refused the ‘Baddest man on the planet’ something.


Sylvester Stallone was afraid that Tyson would “Kill” him

During Stallone’s shoot of one of his films, Tyson expressed his desire to face off with the actor. However, Stallone was adamant about the boxer coming close let alone a face-off. Reflecting on the same, Stallone asked the film crew, “Can you make sure you keep that son of a b***h out of the ring? If he gets in, he’ll kill me. The man’s a killer.”

Just like many others, Stallone was afraid of Tyson. However, their stories, pictures and memorable moments still captivate the fans even today.


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