Tyson and Mayweather's friendship ripped apart following police raid in 2001

Tyson and Mayweather's friendship ripped apart following police raid in 2001

- Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather were said to be good friends until 2001

- Both legendary boxers were kings of the ring during their respective generations

- They allegedly don't get on after Mayweather played a part in 2001 police raid

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Mike Tyson is regarded as one of the greatest boxers ever to have graced the rings alongside 'Money Man’ Floyd Mayweather who were both friends until 2001.

Although both legends appear to have maximum respect for each other, in reality there are signs that all is not well with the union of the stars.

It was gathered that a long-term hatred exists between the duo and according to Sportsmail, the problems started in 2001 when the pair disliked each other.

The report claims that their friendship went south when Mayweather played a role in a police raid that took place at Tyson's Las Vegas home, after he was accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman.

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It is written that Mayweather was upset at Tyson seeing the girl in question, so he instructed her to go to the police with the unsavoury claims.

Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather had friendship ripped following police raid in 2001
Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather's friendship was ripped apart in 2001. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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In fact, Tyson has even spoken out about the alleged incident himself, telling Boxing Junkie: "Some serious people said it," before adding that he's never been able to find evidence to link Mayweather to the raid.

“I'm good with it now…You can forgive, but you have to remember.”

Meanwhile, Mike Tyson is preparing for a sensational boxing return, even at 54 and he has admitted losing over 37kg and now weighs less than current heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

He recently released more footage of his training showing his punching power during a pad session with his coach.

The former undisputed heavyweight champion is expected to make a sensational return after 15 years outside the ring for an exhibition fight.

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Tyson, who turned 54 on June 30 and was beaten by Kevin McBride in his final fight before retirement, has been sharing video clips of his training sessions on social media and fans love it.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Deontay Wilder has stated that he is not bothered if Floyd Mayweather comes out of retirement or not, as the boxer prepares for his trilogy fight with Tyson Fury.

Mayweather had in November 2019 announced he will come out of retirement and that was just 48 hours before Wilder’s fight against Luis Ortiz.

However the ‘Money Man’ has back-tracked the claims, but the idea does not bother Wilder who feels the timing of that announcement was wrong.

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