In the video, above, Tyson attempts to travel forwards on one of the notoriously tricky devices, before turning quickly and falling off.
The sound of the boxer's shocked reaction simply has to be heard.
The former boxing world champion posted a short video clip of the fail onto Twitter, promptly creating a viral sensation.
"Seemed like a good idea to ride my (daughter's) hoverboard," he wrote, "Guess not."
Check out my cousin's new hover board. Watch until the end. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/zOH78Dwjko— Julie Dawkins (@julie_dawkins) December 28, 2015
MY NANA FELL OFF THE HOVERBOARD I JUST PEED pic.twitter.com/bgjyzsUnGL— ᴀɴɢᴇʟɪɴᴀ // (@polarizdun) December 27, 2015
So glad my brother got a hoverboard pic.twitter.com/YNt1UlO1Ow— Julz Vargo (@julzvargo) December 26, 2015
#ThatMomentWhen You try and show off your new hover board.December 26, 2015
All 4 Coletta kids on one hover board pic.twitter.com/WjW4zXf4YM— mason (@mason_coletta) December 28, 2015
My moms first and last try on the hover board pic.twitter.com/PeP21DWJBq— Ryan muhl (@ryanmuhlenfeld1) December 26, 2015
When your dad tries to use the hover board pic.twitter.com/nN3h0ztzah— Hoverboard Falls (@HoverBoardFalls) December 26, 2015
I'm dying for real 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/MBy1w46u1C— Hoverboard Falls (@HoverBoardFalls) December 28, 2015
"NOT THE STARBUCKS"😲 pic.twitter.com/UoSrKuwn4c— Hoverboard Falls (@HoverBoardFalls) December 27, 2015