Mike Tyson Gifts Bradley Cooper One of His World Champion Heavyweight Belts



Bradley Cooper just received a special gift from his Hangover co-star and champion boxer Mike Tyson. And no, it wasn’t a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear.

Yesterday on Live with Kelly and Michael, Tyson explained that he gifted the Jenkintown star one of the belts he won when he was crowned World Boxing Council (WBC)’s heavyweight world champion in the ’80s. According to Tyson, he had his daughter take it to Cooper when she attended a recent performance of The Elephant Man, which Cooper was starring in on Broadway.

Tyson said he wanted to give Cooper the memento, “because he deserves it … Look at what he’s accomplished since The Hangover. Look at how far he’s come … ”

Tyson held his WBC heavyweight world champion title from 1986 to 1990, when he lost it to Buster Douglas. He turned around and won it again in 1996.

(h/t: contactmusic.com)