Mike Tyson thinks he could take Rocky.
At least Rocky from the first, second and sixth installments of Sylvester Stallone's boxing-movie franchise. The former real-life heavyweight champ isn't so sure how he'd do against Rocky III, though, and admits he might not do so well against Rocky IV.
Those were some of the tidbits Tyson revealed during a recent segment on Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show." During the interview, host Larry Wilmore held up photos of numerous fighters, real and fictional, and asked his guest how he'd fare against each of them.
Tyson said he feels he'd beat Joe Louis but would lose to Muhammad Ali, while a bout with George Foreman would "be close." Though Tyson didn't like his chances against the real Jake LaMotta, he said he felt pretty good about how he'd fare against Robert DeNiro as LaMotta in "Raging Bull" (although he said DeNiro as Vito Corleone in "The Godfather Part II" would win because "he has guns and stuff").
The one person who left Tyson speechless and mouth agape? Singer Paul Simon, who has a song called "The Boxer."
"You can take him," Wilmore finally assured Tyson.