“It’s Two and a Half Day Boat Ride Away” – Mike Tyson Describes the Farthest Point in the World

Published 03/14/2021, 6:46 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 16: Boxer Mike Tyson arrives at the premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Tyson” at the Pacific Design Center on April 16, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)


Boxing legend Mike Tyson has witnessed several experiences in his life. Some of them were worth hailing, some were great, some bizarre, and some doomed him into controversies. But that didn’t stop the heavyweight legend from embarking on new journeys to gain new experiences.

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Even today, Tyson continues to be a part of several things and has never hesitated to talk about different aspects of his life. Tyson’s life has been an open book with several interesting chapters. Meanwhile, in interaction with UFC President Dana White in his podcast, ‘Iron’ revealed another interesting tale.

He claimed to know the farthest point in this world and opened up on the location to the fans. While many believed this world to have no end, Tyson has named the last island at the most extreme part of our planet.

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“The furthest part of the world, where no one knows, there’s a place called Tristan da Cunha, the furthest part of the world. You can’t go no further, end of the earth, end of the world. I think only two or three people lived there. Tristan da Cunha, it’s two and a half-day boat ride from Cape Town, South Africa,” told Tyson.

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The island is often billed as the most remote place, with very minimal residential and other facilities available. A few years back, many people didn’t even know about the place’s existence. But thanks to tour vlogs and geographical media, fans all over the world can read up about Tristan da Cunha.

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Mike Tyson – A traveler boxer

Tyson has been a traveler after retiring from pro boxing. He has been to several places all over the globe, often showcasing his bizarre antics with the regional people. This has helped him put together a collection of anecdotes.

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The prime attraction remains in Tyson’s love for visiting new places. He has been to several countries in his life, including India, and several other Asian nations. That said, the heavyweight boxer can rightfully be a tour guide with valid experience on his back.

Do you think Mike Tyson has one of the most interesting personas ever in the boxing world?

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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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