MIKE TYSON has finally revealed why never wore socks when he boxed.
The former undisputed heavyweight champion's fight kits were simple but arguably the most iconic in the sport's history – other than Apollo Creed's shorts.
For the majority of his professional career, Iron Mike would enter the ring wearing black shorts with black shoes.
Unlike his opponents, however, he opted against wearing a socks – a decision that perplexed many.
The image of a sockless Tyson in the ring became iconic, despite the outfit coming together in bizarre circumstances.
During a recent episode of the Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson podcast, he said: "I used to think that was a style and didn’t know these poor motherf**ker didn’t have socks.
"I thought it was a style.”
Tyson retired from boxing in June 2005 following back-to-back losses to Danny Williams and Kevin McBride.
But The Baddest Man on the Planet returned to the ring last November for an exhibition bout with fellow legend Roy Jones Jr, which ended in a draw.
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Tyson, 54, was set to return to the ring later this year for a trilogy fight with former rival Evander Holyfield.
During a recent Instagram Live, he said: “I just want everybody to know, the fight is on with me and Holyfield.
“Holyfield’s a humble man, I know that. And he’s a man of God, but I’m God’s man.
“And, listen, I’m going to be successful on May 29th.”
But The Real Deal has since agreed to box McBride on June 5 on Triller's third Fight Club card.
Holyfield said of the fight: "I’m precautious. I’m not going up against somebody who is 22, 30 or 35.
"I’m going up against Kevin McBride who is in his late 40s. Whole thing is it’s a good match up.
"I will beat him. As for Mike Tyson, like I said, if he wants to do it, I will still fight him."
Tyson is relishing returning to the ring again and plans to bring back the ferociousness that made him the most feared man on the planet in his next fight.
During a chat with UFC president Dana White and Zab Judah, he said: “I’ma go all out in this fight.
“I mean it’s gonna work totally—the whole session, just do it all.”
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