Mike Tyson had something special on the menu for his Thanksgiving celebration this year: a giant cake designed like the head of his upcoming opponent in the boxing ring, Roy Jones Jr.
Tyson and Jones Jr. will face off in a pay-per-view exhibition fight on Saturday at Staples Center in Los Angeles, a battle between a former undisputed heavyweight champion (Tyson) and a former four-division world champion (Jones Jr.).
But first, Tyson had to take a shot at his opponent from outside the ring.
In a 70-second video posted to his YouTube channel on Thursday, a tuxedo-clad Tyson stands at the head of a dinner table and unveils the Jones Jr. cake to two of his kids.
The kids are unimpressed when Tyson tries to pass it off as a turkey, but they decide to play along and request pieces of the cake. Tyson, of course, carves off an ear for himself.
“It tastes so much better than Evander’s,” Tyson says, referencing the June 1997 fight with Evander Holyfield, in which he bit off a piece of Holyfield’s ear.
There was far too much of Jones Jr. for the three of them, so the video concludes with Tyson’s son feeding the rest of the earless, noseless head to their dog.
It was … weird. But anything for promotion’s sake, right?