It was once a tradition for him to receive fight-day wake-up calls from female rock star, Joan Jett. However, he didn't receive a phone call from Jett the morning of his fight against Buster Douglas.
Prior to his fight against Larry Sims on July 19, 1985, Tyson received a wake-up call from Jett. When he won the fight, he decided to turn the wake-up call into a tradition and had Jett call him on the morning of all of his fights. It was the start of a tight friendship between the two. But Jett was unable to call him on the morning of his February 1990 fight against Buster Douglas—and millions of Tyson fans are still upset as a result of it.