Funniest or Strangest Post Fight In-Ring Interviews in Boxing HistoryThese are some of the funniest and strangest post fight interviews in boxing. If you have a favorite that's not on the list, please add it.
*Interviewer brought up Tony Thompson was listening to "Easy Like Sunday Morning" by Lionel Richie in his dressing room before the fight*
Interviewer: "So what's going to be the soundtrack Saturday night for Tony Thompson? "
Tony Thompson: "Ay man, I'm going to go home and break my wife's hips. I ain't had sex with her in awhile. She is going to feel the pain! "
Interviewer: "And the pleasure."
Tony Thompson: "Oh there's gonna be some pleasure mixed into there but she's might be crippled in the morning. So, um, if anyone wants to donate a wheelchair to the save Mrs. Thompson fund...LOL"
Note: Some boxers practice celibacy while training.
Floyd Mayweather Jr: *directed to the interviewer Larry Merchant* "You never give me a fair shake. HBO needs to fire you, you don't know s**t about boxing! "...You ain't s**t! You're not s**t!"
Interviewer (Larry Merchant) : "I wish I was 50 years younger and I'd kick your a**! "
Interviewer: "Mike, were you really sick this week? What was the problem? "
Mike Tyson: "I broke my back! "
Interviewer: "What? What do you mean by that? "
Mike Tyson: "My back is broken! "
Interviewer: (Long awkward pause/silence with him and Mike staring at each other) "What? Like your vertebrate or..."
Mike Tyson: (Cuts off interviewer mid sentence) "Spinal! "
The look on Jim Grey's (interviewer) face was priceless.
Note: There were rumors days before the match that Tyson was going to pull out of the fight due to some sort of undisclosed illness.
The legendary post fight interview.
Ali: "I'm the king of the world! I'm pretty..."
Interviewer: "Hold it, hold it, hold it. Your not that pretty."
Ali: "Ima bad man! I shook up the world! I shook up the world! I shook up the world! You must listen to me! I am the greatest! "
Note: This in ring interview took place moments after Ali won the Heavyweight Title for the first time at 22 years old.
Mike Tyson: "I'm The BEST EVER, There's no one can stop me. Lennox is A conqueror. No. I'm Alexander, he's no Alexander. I'm The BEST EVER. There's never been anyone as ruthless. I'm Sonny Liston. I'm Jack Dempsey. There's no one like me."
Mike Tyson: "My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable and I'm just ferocious! I want your heart! I WANT TO EAT HIS CHILDREN! All praise be to Allah! "
James Toney: "My birthday was on Monday and now I feel like a can go home and enjoy it with some Burger King. Here I come baby! Burger King! Burger King! And shout out to Bob Arum cause he's my man. Don King, kiss my a**! "
Broner: "I beat Paulie. I left with his belt and his girl."
*Paulie run over and gets in Broner's face*
Malignaggi: "That's personal yo! You don't..."
Broner: "Hey, I'm just saying you lost"
Malignaggi: "Ay, I know I lost. Don't, don't... hold up... But don't bring up about taking my side piece. Don't bring up about taking my side piece! That's my side piece! You don't get laid! "
*Fighters get separated. Paulie flips off Broner as he walks away*
Interviewer: "What broke him down was it..."
Mike Tyson: "Constantly body punches. When I hit him with body punches, I heard him, actually he was crying in there making woman jesters' like ugh ug oh... I can't... I knew he was breaking down soon"
Interviewer: "Are you saying Biggs was crying when you hit him? "
Mike Tyson: "Yes"
Interviewer (Larry Merchant): "I wanted to end this with one jester Ricardo. Here, you haven't smoked in a long while. You haven't smoked since you started training. This is your favorite cigarette (Larry puts the cigarette in Mayorga's mouth and lights it, Mayorga instantly takes a drag). We toast you."
Note: Ricardo Mayorga was a known cigarette smoker who would light up in the ring immediately after his fights.
After the fight, which Fury won the Heavyweight Title by unanimous decision, he grabs the the interviewers mic and starts singing "Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith to his wife. It was so tacky. His wife was wide eyed and eating it all up.