Mike Tyson Dives Deep on Facing Adversity and Gets Brutally Honest About His Life

Published 02/12/2021, 6:39 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson exits the ring after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)


Mike Tyson, once the heavyweight world champion, was doomed into controversies several times in his career. He had to fight his way through the tough days to reach where he is at today. Even today, he never hesitates in talking about his past.

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Coming off from a troubled childhood, Tyson became a global sensation within the early days of his boxing ride. He became the youngest heavyweight champion ever and earned global fame alongside riches.

However, he lost all of it later and had a battle within himself to revive his name in front of the fans. That said, 54-year-old Mike Tyson opened up on facing so many adversaries in his life.

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In his recent podcast, ‘Iron’ Mike revealed how he learned from his mistakes and transformed himself into an even stronger person.

“In many occasions that had happened and then I had to learn from that and prevent it from happening again because like you mentioned adversity and the only thing adversity do is make the weak weaker and the strong stronger And I decided to be on the stronger side of the adversity,” said Tyson.

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Not only that, but Tyson also claimed that he had achieved everything he had foreseen in life. There’s no denying that Mike Tyson has strong will power, and he billed it as a reason behind his unparalleled success.

Tyson continued, “I never gonna not accomplish what I want to accomplish. You know why because I am willing to die to accomplish what I want to accomplish. My life means nothing. Maybe it’s my ego for fame. And what it is, but that’s the only thing that matters.”

‘Iron Mike’ seems to have maintained this even after his retirement.

What’s next for Mike Tyson?

Aged 54, Tyson has staged his boxing return against Roy Jones Jr. on November 28 at the Staples Center. It was an exhibition battle, but Tyson showcased a prime display of his boxing skills and vowed to accept more such challenges in the future.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Roy Jones Jr. (L) and Mike Tyson celebrate their split draw during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)
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A trilogy battle against Evander Holyfield is also possible. However, Tyson also has a podcast and his own cannabis ranch to look after. He also has several more ventures. Despite hitting his dotage, Mike Tyson continues to be a relevant persona of the boxing world and will continue to be so till his last breath.

Do you think Mike Tyson’s life and career is one of the most inspiring tales in boxing history?

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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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