Mike Tyson Declares All His Haters ‘Dead’ With Fierce Statement

Published 01/22/2023, 8:00 AM EST

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Mike Tyson, the former two-time heavyweight champion had a lot of haters during his heydays. He was not just confined to the ring. His influence outside the ring due to controversies was more electrifying. It’s very weird but Tyson was like this, he used to indulge in street fights though he was a heavyweight champion and the most famous of them was his street fight with former opponent Mitch Green.

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In one of the latest episodes of the HotBoxin’ podcast with guest Bill Bellamy, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ shed light on the horrific incident that took place in the streets in 1988. Following that he also made a stunning statement about his haters.

He said, “He died now. Everybody that was against me and hating on me all dead and I outlived them all.”

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Then he went on to say, “I’m on a new level. These kids don’t even love me as a fighter, they think I’m an actor. Ain’t that some s**t?”

Later, he shared his high school experience.

Mike Tyson vs Mitch Green: A brief overview of the street fight

Iron Mike and Green met in the ring for the first time in 1886. At that time, Green was ranked one spot above Tyson. Despite this, Tyson was the favorite stepping in for the bout. His purse was set much bigger than Green’s. This did not sit well with Green. He took a radical step and was about to pull out of the fight but finally after negotiations, the fight reached fruition.

The duo met in Madison Square Garden and delighted fans. Though Tyson dominated the entire fight, he failed to score a knock down which many expected.

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Two years later, the duo crossed paths for another time. This time, it was not in the ring. In August 1988, when Tyson was present at Dapper Dan’s in Harlem, Green intentionally came across and confronted him. At that time, Tyson was the undisputed heavyweight champion, and held WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously.

The verbal argument took no time in turning into a physical exchange. Bare-knuckled, Tyson landed a straight right hand injuring Green’s eye. With a flurry of punches, he knocked out Green and left the place with a broken hand.

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Later, the dispute was resolved, and Tyson had to pay dollars for it. What do you think of Tyson’s remark on his haters? Let us know in the comments below.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.
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