Former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson appeared on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” on Wednesday night and weighed in on a variety of topics from the usage of the N-word to gun control to the glitches in the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare.
Tyson said he initially had many hopes regarding President Obama’s healthcare program, however, he was ready to believe, almost two months after its implementation on October 1, that the law had failed.
"This thing just really went horrible, didn't it? It’s really bad,” he told Piers Morgan.
"If they can get the healthcare, but as of now it doesn't seem they can get it. I was for it a hundred percent, but we just have to come to the reality that it didn't work."
The world’s youngest WBC, WBA and IBF champion also talked about the controversial 1997 match – now better known as “The Sound and the Fury” – in which Tyson was disqualified for biting off his opponent, Evander Holyfield’s ear.
“It tasted like hell. I'm sorry man. I'm sorry. I really wish I didn't do that,” he said.
On the subject of gun control and ownership, Tyson said the situation was grim since there were more weapons than there were people. However, he noted that African-Americans needed more guns for self-protection and didn’t want their guns taken away.
“We're in a country where there are more guns than there are people. And it's really bad, & it's really scary.”
Piers Morgan also asked Tyson about his frequent usage of the N-word and what he intended to do about it.
“I don't think I plan on stopping saying it any time soon,” Tyson replied.
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