Former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world Mike Tyson is said to be “feeling fine” after undergoing successful gender reassignment surgery at a clinic near Beverley Hills.
known as “The Baddest Man on the Planet”, the boxer said having his
first menstrual cycle “would be a dream come true”, and that from now on
he would be known as Michelle.
“Some people might think it
strange that I’m now a woman,” said Tyson, who underwent complete facial
feminisation, orbital bone contouring and nasal surgery in an operation
lasting over 16 hours.
‘But even at the height of my career, when
pound for pound I was regarded as the best fighter in the world, I
never lost touch with my feminine side and knew that one day I would
grow breasts and have a vagina.’
Iron Mike was given the all-clear
for gender reassignment surgery following a successful course in
hormone replacement therapy which, in his autobiography, the boxer
blamed for his 1996 defeat at the hands of Evander Holyfield.
at the time Tyson insisted he was fit enough to carry on with the
fight, referee Mitch Halpern stopped the bout in the 11th round saying
Tyson looked flushed, was sweating profusely and appeared to be
lactating heavily from his left breast.