“I Was Gonna Be Shy, Killed” – Mike Tyson Sends a Powerful Message About Change

Published 11/25/2021, 5:15 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 9: Mike Tyson talks with the media after he was defeated by Evander Holyfield for the WBA Heavyweight tittle at the MGM Grand Garden on November 9, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Holyfield won the fight with a TKO in the 11th round. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson is one highly known boxing star of recent times. Tyson signed off from the sport nearly two decades ago, but the hype and buzz he has around himself are paramount. Back in the 1990s, there was hardly any pugilist as famous and terrifying as ‘Iron’ Mike.

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As famous as he was for his boxing skills, Tyson was equally known for the antics he engaged in outside the sport. No one witnessed life as colorful, controversial, and unusual as Tyson did. But with all of that, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ gained experience of the entire world. Now, with his rich experience, he looks to inspire the budding generation.

In a Hotboxin’ clip, Tyson spoke about his life and the importance of change.

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He said, “Animals like people you’d 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. I was gonna be shy, killed.”

“There was no way I was gonna turn out to be here with you. And I think anyone can change the person a dog and I believe, I just believe anybody could change when they prepared to change.”

Mike Tyson always looks to inspire the next generation. He never wants the next bunch of fighters to commit the same mistakes as he did. Not just that, but ‘Iron’ Mike also takes up exhibition fights to add his contribution to a social cause.

When is Mike Tyson fighting next?

‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ was expected to compete in an exhibition by year-end. However, it’s clear that he won’t step inside the ring this year.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson reacts after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)

In fact, ‘Iron’ Mike is expected to return to the squared circle by February 2022.

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Until now, there’s no concrete news as to whom Tyson will face once he’s back. But, the YouTuber turned boxer, Logan Paul, is a rumored opponent for ‘Iron’ Mike.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming few months for Mike Tyson.

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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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