For someone set to miss out on Punch Out!! Wii, he sure is a happy chap

Former boxing champ and part-time ear-biter Mike Tyson was in the original NES Punch Out!! - this you probably already know. However, when he went off the rails Nintendo quickly removed him from the game in order to avoid upsetting the wee kiddies.

They even scrapped plans for an intergalactic sequel, but the less said about that, the better.

Moving forward to the present day, Nintendo is putting the finishing touches to the Wii update of Punch Out!!, and it should come as no surprise to learn that Iron Mike isn't involved; in fact he doesn't even know the game is coming, despite being quite a gamer himself.

Speaking to MTV Multiplayer, Tyson commented that he's a big fan of Cacpom's Resident Evil series and that he 'stinks' at the original NES Punch Out!!

Sadly, the video interview isn't available to viewers outside of the United States. And that includes you, Canada.