Shatner, who was promoting his new movie Senior Moment, shared: “I followed Mike Tyson’s career on film. A film exists of him when he was 13/14 when he was just off the streets and he became like an adopted son to Cus D’Amato, this great trainer.
“By the time he was 18, he was a very skilled boxer. But there was something I saw in Mike.
“There was this unique physical strength and there was this burning hunger.”
The Star Trek actor also knows boxer George Foreman, who starred in the reality-travel show Better Late Than Never with him, and said how they’ve been in the ring together.