Mike Tyson Describes CRAZY Atmosphere When This Boxer Fought: “It Is a Party in the Fight”

Published 08/03/2021, 4:30 PM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)


Mike Tyson is one of the bluntest boxing personalities to date. He always looks to put forth his opinions, irrespective of anything. This quality separates him from the rest and that’s principally why he’s a fan favorite even after hanging up his gloves from the sport after so many years.

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Recently, in his HotBoxin podcast, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ gave his honest opinion on a retro boxing legend, who stirred the sport every time he came out to fight. Tyson, a staunch fan of Roberto Duran, recently opened up on what was it like when his icon came out to box.

He said, “Listen, when I was my 16th birthday, I watched him beat Iran Barkley in New York City.

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“When Duran comes to fight, it’s Spanish City man.

“It’s crazy, it’s a party in the fight, where the fight’s like preliminary, it’s a party, it is rocking,”

Tyson himself is a huge fan of Duran. And in his above statement, his excitement truly showed how Duran used to hook in millions of fans with his thrilling boxing stint. Just like his idol, Tyson too came up and became a flamboyant star of the game real quick.

He was a ferocious boxing star who knocked out his fellow adversaries with absolute brilliance. Moreover, ‘Iron’ Mike always looked to show a snippet of his boxing idols in all of his performances. And this made him a top-notch star who accrued countless eyeballs for his fights.

Mike Tyson – The most intimidating boxer all of time

Roberto Duran and Mike Tyson had an akin aura, and both of them liked dismantling their opponents in the finest way possible.

BOXER MIKE TYSON TRAINING AT THE GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL LONDON.. 25/1/00. (Photo by David Ashdown/Getty Images)

Tyson was, in fact, the more powerful boxer who dwelled on his dynamite-like hands to finish his opponents. That’s predominantly why he holds a staggering 75.86% knockout ratio.

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‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ had an era wherein none of the other boxers came close to him.

Several boxing pundits term the retro boxing period as the best in the sport, as it had the likes of Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Roberto Duran, and more.

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What do you make of Tyson’s above comments?

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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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