Mike Tyson and his representatives have been forced to address a hoax that was started by chef Roble Ali.
The Bravo chef issued a series of phony texts after posting a now-infamous picture of the boxer holding two pigeons. The comments were designed to look as though they had been written by Tyson himself. However, his representatives have since squashed these rumors.
“Mike has never heard of this chef nor would he write anything like this,” the rep said of the Mike Tyson hoax.
Roble Ali posted the picture of the boxer with the caption, “Now Kith.” This was done to poke fun at Tyson’s lisp.
The chef followed up this image with a series of texts that appeared to have been written by Mike in response to the photo.
“How you do there Mr. funny man? You think that s*** funny making fun of my speech impediment? You know we always been cool when I see you in Brooklyn right? Well that s*** is over,” one of the phony texts read.
“I don’t know if you’re old enough to remember that game ‘ Mike Tyson’s Punch Out’ but either way I’m gonna f*** you up when I see you like I did that little white boy in the game. You hear me you ostrich looking skinny cheffin’ punk? Laugh now, cry later,” the next message read.
Roble Ali rounded out the Mike Tyson hoax with a message that suggested the pair were actually friends. As convincing as it may appear to some, the boxer apparently had nothing to do with this exchange.
“Alright Roble you know I’m just f*****g with your punk ass right? you was scared as s*** weren’t you? I wouldn’t even put the paws on your frail ass cause if I punched you one time you would shatter like a champagne glass against a brick wall. S*** wouldn’t even be fair. If would be like fighting a girl,” the boxer allegedly wrote.
The phony interaction concluded with a fake post that asked Ali and his friends to visit Mike Tyson in Las Vegas. Tyson also calls the chef a b**** in the message for not picking up the phone and giving him a call.
What do you think about the Mike Tyson hoax? Were you tricked by the posts the Bravo chef made on his Instagram page?