‘I Turned My Delusions Into Reality’ – Mike Tyson Details How He Got Successful

Published 01/02/2021, 7:57 AM EST
Mike Tyson (Photo by Aaron Rapoport/Corbis via Getty Images)


Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champion, terrorized the whole division for a brief span where he brutally knocked his rivals out and earned the tag of ‘Baddest Man on Planet Earth’.

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During his prime, Tyson was one of the most dominant pugilists and became a global superstar with his boxing achievements. However, it was never about beating his opponents or winning, but it was about surpassing himself.

Following a troubled time as a teenager, Tyson entered the squared circle under the training of Cus D’Amato. His life changed after that, and Tyson saw all the glory of the sport. However, he had his dream, which he tagged to be ‘delusional’ but later changed them into reality.

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That’s what Mike Tyson said in his latest interaction with Logan Paul in the Impaulsive podcast.

‘Iron’ Mike said, “It was about beating myself, to be able to compensate for the goals that I want. I made my own goals, I made all my goals delusional, and I turned my delusions into reality.”

Mike Tyson has had several accolades under his name. He was the unbeaten heavyweight champion for a long span until James Douglas knocked him out in 1990.

However, Tyson’s title win at the age of 20 makes him the youngest boxer ever to grab the heavyweight title. Besides this, he has claimed multiple records that have seen him put together one of the best resumes in all of boxing.

Mike Tyson – The unique life

Apart from the boxing spectrum, Tyson had his share of controversies in several other things. Despite being one of the richest boxers of the time, he became bankrupt in 2003.

(Original Caption) Uniondale, New York: Mike Tyson, a heavyweight contender, warms up before a fight.

Tyson has risen from all the dark days of life and is a celebrated anchor, analyst, business entrepreneur, and fighter who recently broke retirement at 54.

As per reports, a movie about him will also be made where Jamie Foxx will play his role. While Tyson’s life has always been an open book, there are several unknown phases in it.

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Hopefully, the upcoming biopic will reveal all those stories and fans will know more about the heavyweight stalwart in a cinematic representation. It will show some more “delusions” that he turned to reality.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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