Mike Tyson Asks Ryan Garcia to Be Selfish- ‘It’s All About the Purpose’

Published 01/08/2021, 12:32 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 01: Boxer Ryan Garcia poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia will meet Romero Duno in a lightweight bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on November 2. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson delivered some life-changing advice to Ryan Garcia as the 22-year-old recently. Following a sensational TKO win over Luke Campbell, Garcia called out Gervonta Davis for a fight.

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That said, it’s all glory and stardom for Ryan Garcia. He is clearly a superstar and has a global following at the age of 22. Akin to him, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson saw a similar fortune back in his prime.

He also became a world phenomenon at a young age. The fact that he did it at a time when social media was not as prevalent makes it all the more impressive. Tyson almost reached every corner of the world. Tyson offered Ryan Garcia some advice on how to look up to his career.

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The podcast is yet to be aired for the fans. However, ES News already revealed a glimpse where the two can be seen engaged in a deep conversation.

Mike Tyson advised Garcia to search for a purpose. As per the heavyweight great, everything has a reason and a reason to serve. So, he counseled the young Interim champion before he steps up to take on bigger challenges in his glittery career.

‘Iron’ Mike said, “Everybody in your life right now if they don’t have a purpose, why should they be in your life? If they don’t have a purpose, why should they be in your life It’s all about the purpose. Everybody, family members. They have to serve some purpose.”

If that’s not enough, Tyson also envisioned Garcia and Davis to be friends in the future. Tyson turned out to be friends with his former rivals, including the likes of Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis.

Although he had bad-blood with the legends, they are all friends now. So, he predicted the same for Garcia.

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What’s next for Ryan Garcia?

The WBC Interim lightweight champion wants to face Gervonta Davis next. However, Devin Haney is the WBC lightweight champion and is the ultimate fight for Garcia’s current spot. If Garcia wants to get past Haney, he might have to vacate his title.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 02: Ryan Garcia poses after defeating Romero Duno in a lightweight fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia won with a first-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Else, Teofimo Lopez can also slide in to unify the WBC world lightweight titles and take the lightweight world by storm by going toe to toe against the winner of Garcia vs Davis. 2021 looks like an interesting year for boxing, and fans have a lot to look forward to.

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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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