heavyweight champion of the world “Iron” Mike Tyson has issued a statement via an African website denying stories claiming he has had a sex change after undergoing a successful 16-hour operation.
The bizarre story stems from a spoof news item from a British satirical website, which hoodwinked a number of online publications in Africa.
Some quotes attributed to Tyson in the story stated: “Some people might think it strange that I’m now a woman.
“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.”
However, Tyson has since been
quoted as saying: “I am still a man and I have always been fully in
touch with my masculinity and have no intention of becoming a woman.
claims are not only untrue but unbelievably stupid. I was at the
Pacquiao-Marquez fight on Saturday and any reasonable person could tell I
was looking like a man.”