Joe Rogan Eerily Describes Mike Tyson’s Prime Years: Fights Became Executions

Published 11/14/2021, 3:32 PM EST


Snoop Dogg and Joe Rogan talked about boxing and MMA on the latest JRE episode. While talking about boxing, Rogan revealed that he had to get a wider table for his podcast set because of Mike Tyson.

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He explained that the first time the youngest heavyweight champ came on JRE, he seemed slightly out of shape and was not working out. However, as he returned for a second episode to promote his Roy Jones Jr fight, it looked like Tyson had doubled in size and seemed bigger than ever before.

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Rogan then went on to talk about the latest rumors of a mega-fight between Tyson and YouTube sensation Logan Paul. He highlighted that ‘Iron’ Mike looks ferocious even at 55 and suggested that he could easily drop the 26-year-old.

Joe Rogan then said that Mike Tyson’s prime years in the sport were the “craziest” times and fights back then seemed like “executions”. 

 

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When in the 80s, when he was in his prime, it was one of the craziest times ever for boxing where fights just became like executions! Here he is 55 years old. I mean, come on.

And, you know, you look at in a lot of these videos there for months and months ago and he’s still training. He’s getting it back!” said Joe Rogan.

Mike Tyson was scared of his inner demons while walking out to the ring

On a Hotboxin podcast episode with hip-hop sensation ‘Eminem’, the rap legend asked Mike Tyson what walking out to the ring felt like.

‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ explained that he was never nervous before his fights. Instead, he was scared of himself. He pointed out that the youngest heavyweight champion came into being as a result of the hardships he faced in his youth.

The boxing legend felt he his experiences in life made him a dangerous man inside the ring. He called it a “natural fear of not being safe”.

It’s really orgasmic. I’m not nervous, I’m scared because I’m a scary guy because I’ve been picked on all my life, I’ve been abused all my life, people did anything they wanted to me.

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“I have a natural fear of not being safe. That’s who I am naturally. So now I got this weird self-confidence and violence and stuff. Now I’m sadistic, I’m afraid I might get hurt. I’m an animal now,” said Mike Tyson.

Do you think Mike Tyson can reactivate those demons against 26-year-old Logan Paul?

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused his passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the sweet science, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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