All You Need to Know About Mike Tyson’s Social Welfare Program

Published 12/22/2021, 9:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Former boxer Mike Tyson attends the super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson needs no introduction in today’s modern boxing era. The retro heavyweight king has rightly cemented his place among the elites of the sport. He not only connects with old boxing fans, but through his social handles, podcasts, and more. Tyson has leveraged on his fan base from the young generation as well.
The ‘Iron’ Mike makes steady headlines with all of his activities in the sport. However, few know that ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ also runs a social welfare program.
The name of this program stands as Mike Tyson Cares. The aim of this program is to help lower-income communities enjoy a better lifestyle. This program will also raise funds and awareness. On top of this, this program will look to help the homeless, building of educational programs, fight social injustice and so much more.

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‘Mike Tyson Cares’ website also has one notable quote asserted by ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’.

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“I am a product of poverty, so I identify with the struggles that plague communities that feel hopeless and despair. I want my foundation to support community based programs and turn hopelessness into hope.” 

Mike Tyson, last year, took up a charitable boxing bout against fellow veteran Roy Jones Jr. He fared extremely well in the fight, showing snippets of his prime version.

Though he got tired in the concluding rounds, Tyson refrained from giving up and fought till the last bell to entertain the vast boxing masses.

Mike Tyson – A true GOAT

Tyson’s intimidating charisma made him the ultimate best in the heavyweight division. However, no one had thought that he will attain such a great stature in the sport.

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YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)

Tyson’s intimidating charisma made him the ultimate best in the heavyweight division. However, no one had thought that he will attain such a great stature in the sport.

Remarkably, the magnitude of Tyson’s greatness lies in being one of the most humble boxing stars who always helps the needy.

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For the achievements he’s had both in and outside the ring, it’s safe to say ‘Iron’ Mike is a true GOAT.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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