You read that correctly, one of the most feared men in the boxing ring a couple years ago is now scared to pet a koala bear.

Visiting Australia for the first time, the former world heavyweight champion was offered the opportunity to get cuddly with a koala. From the video it appears as if Mike thinks it is cute, but only from a distance. It appears that Mike did not want to be on one of those specials when good animals turn bad.

"Good animals go bad sometimes," Tyson said.

If someone is reading this and has never seen Mike Tyson box. They will think he is a big baby. This man used to be feared and now he is fearful of one of the most adorable animals in the world. Today was the day I lost a little respect for "Iron" Mike Tyson.

Check out Mike Tyson's Encounter With a Koala Bear below: