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“He Didn’t Learn Well”: Mike Tyson Mocks Hasbulla’s Boxing Inspiration

Published 04/01/2023, 6:15 PM EDT

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Mike Tyson is the host of a successful podcast named “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson”. He has guests from all walks of his life with whom he discusses a variety of topics. Tyson has lived a life one can only dream of. Over the years, the former heavyweight champion has garnered wisdom and stories which he spills out in his podcast. The podcast receives a lot of interest from the fans at large.

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Hasbulla was featured in the most recent episode of the podcast. Amongst other things, Hasbulla expressed his interest in combat sports and revealed who his fighting inspiration was. Tyson had a very candid reaction to the same.

Mike Tyson has a funny response to Hasbulla’s fighting inspiration


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Hasbulla took over the internet in 2020. He has millions of followers across social media platforms. After replicating a weigh-in of Khabib Nurmagamedov, the public figure got the nickname “Mini Khabib”. 

Hasbulla has been associated with combat sports ever since. On the podcast, Tyson asked him if he liked fighting. To which he replied, Yes, I learned how to fight from watching your fights”. 


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Tyson cut no corners in taking a cheeky dig at himself and Hasbulla both. The former heavyweight champion stated, AHH he didn’t learn well.” 

Tyson thereafter had a giggle at his candid response. One of the many reasons why Tyson is an icon of this generation is due to the fact that he speaks his mind.

From his personality to his fighting abilities, he continues to provide entertainment to fans. 

Mike Tyson considers Hasbulla a child

Hasbulla is biologically 20 years old. Tyson was once asked if he knew that Hasbulla was a full-grown adult. Tyson responded by saying that compared to his age, Hasbulla is a child.


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Speaking to EN news, the former heavyweight champion stated, “He’s just a little baby to me. He’s 20, I’m 56-57, he’s a child to me”.  

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During the podcast, Tyson at one point  held Hasbulla on his lap like a baby. He also pretended to bite Hasbulla’s ear as a reference to the time he bite Evander Holyfield in their bout.


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Over the years, Hasbulla has garnered the interest of not just the public but also legends like Tyson. The podcast was entertaining and has also received great attention online.

Have you watched the episode yet? If so, what was your favorite segment? Do share your thoughts and opinions with us in the comments below. 

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Written by:

Harddit Bedi


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Harddit Bedi is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He has interned at multiple top sports media outlets and packs a great amount of knowledge regarding the sport. His love for boxing and writing has landed him on his journey at EssentiallySports, where he looks forward to adding value to our boxing coverage.
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Arijit Saha