Iron Mike Tyson takes a tumble at the hands of his latest opponent - a hoverboard

Mike Tyson has been undone by fists, booze, drugs, women and a various assortment of scandals over the years. Now he can add a pink hoverboard to the long and distinguished list.

The former heavyweight champ was once the baddest man on the planet, demolishing all before him in the squared circle and using his wealth to buy fast cars and adopt pet tigers.

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From Christmas presents to #hoverboardfails

In the week since Christmas, social media has been inundated with videos of overconfident, middle-aged men and their painful #hoverboardfails.

These days he spends his time on more gentile pursuits, including attempting to master one of the most popular Christmas gifts in the shape of his daughter's hoverboard.

Hoverboards have claimed thousands of scalps since Santa's arrival and Tyson has joined the ranks of those being felled, hitting the deck hard as he tried to manoeuvre the contraption around his house.

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Mike Tyson has thrown his support behind Donald Trump. Photo: Supplied

He posted the fail on Instagram, travelling beautifully at the start as he executed deft pirouettes near the front door as his daughter called out 'Daddy! I don't want you to fall!"

Alas, after some confident cruising down the hall, Iron Mike went down like a bum as he crashed onto the floor, backside first.

He hashtagged his post with some inspiration from Danny Glover's character in the Lethal Weapon movies: "#imtoooldforthisshit."


#hoverboard #knockout #MikeTysonBreaksBack #imtoooldforthisshit @getcyboard

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