‘I Was Gonna Be Shot, Killed’: Mike Tyson Shares Powerful Message on Change

Published 01/28/2022, 10:15 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 03: Former boxer Mike Tyson performs during his one-man show “Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Live on Stage” at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on March 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

The retro heavyweight king, Mike Tyson, is one of the most powerful boxing personalities today. He’s one of those few boxers from the old era to possess a charismatic personality, thus alluring the fans extensively. Tyson also remains in the limelight with his social media presence with an unabashed attitude and statements related to combat sports.

Recently, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ posted a video clip on his Instagram. This clip was from the Hotboxin podcast, where Tyson gave a powerful message on ‘Change’.

He said, “Animals like people, you just have to have the right experience on what they engage with the right people, the right energy because I at some point in my life it was no way I was gonna turn out to be who I was.”


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“I was gonna be shot, killed, got aid. There was no way I was gonna turn out to be here with you. And I think anyone can change the person a dog I don’t believe, I believe, anybody can change when they’re prepared to change.”

Mike Tyson witnessed a vibrant yet unusual life ever since he rose to fame in the early 1990s.

Amidst the huge stardom, Tyson also went through enough trials, controversies, which subsequently hampered his boxing run. But ‘Iron’ Mike kept going, delivering some high-voltage fight for the fans.

Mike Tyson lived a life one can only think of

Mike Tyson became the heavyweight champ at just 20. With that, he increased his stakes in the boxing world, earning millions of dollars. But Tyson also reached a point where he filed for bankruptcy in 2003.


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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 25: Mike Tyson attends the Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors at Taglyan Complex on October 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Associated Television International)

Also, more than his boxing career, Tyson always remained in the headlines with his lavish personal life and more.

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In all, Mike Tyson truly lived a life one can only think of. He still is an active face in the fight fraternity who pops up with his podcasts, appearances at boxing events, notable work in the acting vertical and beyond.

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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.