He may be one of the most ferocious boxers to ever step into the ring, but even Mike Tyson has a softer side.

The 48-year-old former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world came to the aid of a motorcycle crash victim by using his soothing voice to help him through the aftermath of the traumatic accident.

Reported by TMZ on 22 September, 2014, Ryan Chesley was on his way to Las Vegas when he collided with a cab on the freeway and was sent flying off his bike.

He said that after Tyson witnessed the crash, he stopped traffic and immediately rushed to his side. As Tyson was concerned that Chesley might be in shock, he did his best to keep him calm until paramedics arrived.

Chesley is currently in hospital, where he is receiving treatment for broken bones, and damage to muscles, ligaments, and nerves. He also requires shoulder surgery. He plans to send Tyson a 'thank you' note and a fruit basket following his recovery.

Tyson's good deed comes after he berated a Canadian news anchor live on TV in an expletive-filled rant on 10 September.

CP24 news anchor Nathan Downer brought up Tyson's conviction for sexual assault when discussing his meeting with Toronto's scandal-plagued Mayor Rob Ford. Tyson said: "You're being negative. I met the mayor and there's nothing they can do about it. You come across like a nice guy but you're really a piece of s***. F*** you, that (question) was a piece of s***."