Mike Tyson Explains What It Takes to Be Part of His Entourage

Published 04/26/2021, 12:57 AM EDT
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – MARCH 06: Mike Tyson performs his one man show “Undisputed Truth” in the Music Box at the Borgata on March 6, 2020 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)


Legendary boxer Mike Tyson has slowly become famous for his insightful opinions on different aspects of life. The former heavyweight champion of the world has spoken about his change in ways. However, he has now revealed what it takes to be part of his entourage.

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Tyson became famous for his unique habits throughout his career. One such habit was his lack of an entourage during his walkouts. Tyson would always walk out with only his trainer, and fans may now have an answer as to why ‘Iron Mike’ did that.

World Champion Trainer Jeff Fenech and Mike Tyson during Iron Mike Tyson Starts Training Camp at Aladdin/Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino at Aladdin/Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)

The 50-6 boxer spoke to Terrell Owens on an episode of ‘Hotboxin with Mike Tyson’. He said, “I’m talking about anybody that has a purpose.” Tyson then added, “If people in your life and they don’t have a purpose, what the f*** they in your life for?”

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This comment from the former world champion showed how much he thinks about those with who he surrounds himself. He then explained why one needs to be so careful, “The weak don’t learn from the strong. The weak steal from the strong.” 

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Why is Mike Tyson talking about the importance of the correct entourage?

These comments from ‘Iron Mike’ showed how much importance he gives to his entourage. But why is Tyson stressing on these aspects?

Tyson became a heavyweight champion at 20, which is still the youngest in the sport’s history. Consequently, fame and superstardom followed. However, this also brought a load of unwanted attention at a young age for the champion.

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – JULY 21: Mike Tyson and Don King celebrates after Tyson defeated Carl Williams for the WBA, WBC and IBF heavyweight tittles on July 21, 1989 at the Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tyson won the fight with a knock out in the first round. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

‘Iron Mike’ had his controversies throughout his career and even spent time in jail. He lived a lavish lifestyle and became known for his activities outside the ring as well. Thus, based on his comments, it could be a case of him regretting the absence of a genuine person to guide him in his career.

What do you make of these comments from Mike Tyson? Do you think he’s right about being careful with an entourage?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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