Mike Tyson stated that it would be hard for today’s generation to understand the magnitude of Eddie Murphy’s impact during the 80s. This came after comedian Bill Bellamy was touting Murphy as his inspiration to pursue comedy.
Listen Eddie Murphy people will never know the magnitude of how big he was in the 80s,” said Tyson. This was certainly some high praise from ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ although he deserves every ounce of praise for his achievements. However, this was a little surprising given that Tyson once dragged the legendary comedian off stage during an award show ceremony.
Why did Tyson drag Eddie Murphy off stage?
The two legends shared the stage for an award show ceremony where Murphy was the host. Tyson would then be called to give away an award and went on to praise singer Sammy Davis Jr. “Stay tuned for more of the Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute honoring the one heavyweight I would never dare to step into the ring with. Sammy you’re truly the undefeated champion.” said Tyson.
However, Murphy would then try to mock Tyson for his lisp and even went on to impersonate the former champion. “Hello ladies and gentlemen Sammy I would like,” he said trying to mimic Tyson. This led to Tyson then converting Murphy’s mouth before he could complete his sentence and drag him off stage. This was an embarrassing moment for ‘Iron Mike’ which he might have forgotten by now given his recent comments.