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Mike Tyson gets ‘weed cake’ for birthday as pals risk ‘death wish’ with his candles

Mike Tyson's friends 'tested fate' by playing a prank on the iconic former heavyweight world champion as they treated him to a birthday cake in the shape of a marijuana plant

Mike Tyson’s friends might just be the bravest pals on the planet as they played a prank on the former heavyweight boxing king.

Iron Mike celebrated his 57th birthday this week and delivered a weed-themed cake owing to his love for marijuana – but the candles held a secret.

The wax sticks were actually prank candles that relight after being blown out – but Tyson enjoyed the joke as social media users worried.

Tyson’s pals sung happy birthday before he thanked their offering and discussed turning 57, before trying to blow out the candles. To his confusion, the flames could not be extinguished despite his best efforts – with the group breaking into laughter at his continued attempts.

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The iconic former boxer shook his head but smiled as he did his best to get the trick candles to go out – but ended up throwing in the towel.

One fan said: “Everyone said: ‘let’s test fate’.” A second added: “Must have a death wish.”

Another fan joked: “Nobody dares to smash his face in the cake.” A fifth chuckled: “Rumour has it, he’s still blowing those damn candles out.”

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Mike Tyson chuckled along - as he gave up on the candles
Mike Tyson chuckled along – as he gave up on the candles (Image: Instagram @miketyson)

Tyson was the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990 and the youngster ever boxer to win a title in the weight class at just 20.

After spending three years in prison, Tyson returned to regain the WBA and WBC titles in 1996.

He retired in 2005 but returned for an exhibition bout in 2020 were he fought to a draw against Roy Jones Jr.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson exits the ring after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (
Mike Tyson initially retired back in 2005 – but returned for an exhibition in late 2020 (Image: Getty Images)

Known for his love of pigeons, Tyson also enjoys smoking weed and regrets not doing so more during his boxing career.

“I should have been smoking while I was fighting,” Tyson told Revolt.

“I would have been such a better fighter. There was one time where I did fight with cannabis and I broke the guy’s back, I busted his spleen, broke his eye socket. I just did a number. And I was high.”

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