Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson has officially endorsed Donald Trump for president in 2016.
"He should be president of the United States," Mr. Tyson, 49, told HuffPost Live's Alex Miranda during a conversation about his Adult Swim show "Mike Tyson Mysteries."
"So he's got your vote?"
the host asked.
"Hell yeah," the former boxer answered.
Mr. Tyson acknowledged that Mr. Trump's inflammatory comments about immigrants were "crude," but was still quick to defend the candidate.
"It was really crude, and he needs somebody to work with him on how to deliver his messages and stuff," he said.
"But as far as what he did, he's an average guy like everybody else.
He needs time to grow too.
I don't think he thinks of Latinos in that way."