Mike Tyson Exposes the Reality of Street Fights

Published 03/25/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
BOXER MIKE TYSON TRAINING AT THE GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL LONDON.. 25/1/00. (Photo by David Ashdown/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson is the most captivating star who achieved a momentous stature in boxing. Right from the 1980s, Tyson became a household name in boxing, thus accruing millions of eyeballs in his fights. As famous as he was for his conduct inside the ring, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ was equally known for his antics outside it.

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‘Iron Mike’ saw an unusual life and till today, he’s the bluntest fighter throughout the combat sports world.

In a fresh Hotboxin’ podcast, Tyson was in a chat alongside the voice of UFC octagon, Bruce Buffer, and co-host Zab Judah. Here, the trio discussed the reality of street fights, and ‘Iron’ Mike gave a unique take on the same.

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He said, “This is also interesting, I know why I come up. Street fights don’t last long. Listen a minute, for a street fight is long. A minute for a street fight. I got 10-12 rounds in the ring, starting to steam like, they be taking breaks.”

Both Buffer and Judah sponsored ‘Iron’ Mike’s thoughts. Buffer even asserted that irrespective of the skill sets street fighters possess, their fights are bound to go to the ground.

Tyson has observed life from several verticals and this is predominantly why he’s prompt in his aforementioned statements.

At 54, nobody in the boxing fraternity stays as relevant as Mike Tyson. ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ has unmatched stardom, and he makes it to the news headlines effortlessly as he continues to box even in his dotage.

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Mike Tyson to face Evander Holyfield on May 29

Ever since his last exhibition fight, Tyson showcased his eagerness to lace up the boxing gloves yet again. And it seems no one better than Evander Holyfield could welcome him back to the squared circle.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 09: Heavyweight boxing legends Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield attend the 19th annual Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 09, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

The world saw what happened in the first two Tyson vs Holyfield fights, and a trilogy at this stage will only lure the fans.

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Tyson vs Jones Jr. bout garnered 1.6 million PPV buys, but the upcoming Tyson vs Holyfield fight has all the audacities to shatter those numbers.

Mike Tyson himself announced this trilogy and expressed his eagerness to take on his nemesis. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top in this epic trilogy.

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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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