Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson had a very peculiar way to avoid detection from things he used to partake in during his heyday in boxing.
In 2013, Tyson revealed in his autobiography, Undisputed Truth, that he used a fake penis filled with someone else’s urine to beat drug tests administered to him during his boxing career.
Tyson admitted in the book he was using drugs such as cocaine before, after and sometimes even during his fights. He had to do something to avoid getting caught.
“Tyson explained in his book that he would often take drugs before a fight and then fill a fake penis with someone else’s urine to escape detection.
One of his entourage would carry it, which he called his ‘whizzer’, then hand it to Tyson after the fight.”
Tyson also revealed that he was on cocaine when he lost to Danny Williams in 2004 and also said he was on drugs that time he lashed out at Lennox Lewis at the press conference for their 2002 superfight.
“I was a full-blown cokehead,” Tyson said while revealing he first took cocaine when he was 11.
“The history of war is the history of drugs. Every great general and warrior from the beginning of time was high.”
Eventually, it would catch up to him when he got caught in 2000 after testing positive for marijuana and fined $200,000 after his fight against Andrew Golota. Tyson destroyed Golota in that match in just two rounds.
The bout was later overturned to a no-contest because of Tyson’s failed drug test.
“[Tyson] said that he was high before taking to the ring for a match against Lou Savarese in Glasgow in June 2000—and came up with an ingenious method to prevent detection by the sport’s official testers.
Confessing he had taken “blow” and “pot” before the bout, he said: “I had to use my whizzer, which was a fake penis where you put in someone’s clean urine to pass your drug test.”
He blamed a $200,000 fine for testing positive for marijuana after a 2000 fight against Andrew Golota in Detroit on the fact that he was tested before having a chance to get the ‘whizzer’ from a member of his team, whom he claims typically carried the device from fight to fight.”