Mike Tyson Gives a Depressing Take On Life

Published 05/11/2021, 8:00 PM EDT
Mike Tyson (Photo by Aaron Rapoport/Corbis via Getty Images)


Legendary boxer Mike Tyson is arguably one of the most successful fighters of his generation. ‘Iron Mike’ became the youngest heavyweight champion in history at 20. And with all this success, many would expect Tyson to have a happy life. However, ‘Iron Mike’ has now revealed the truth.

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The ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ enjoyed lots of success in the ring throughout his career. Moreover, he amassed 50 victories and did not experience loss very often. However, Tyson has given a very depressing outlook on his life.

Lennox Lewis (white trunks) and Mike Tyson (black trunks) (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)

The 50-6 boxer spoke to rising sensation Shakur Stevenson on an episode of Hotboxin with Mike Tyson. Tyson said,

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“Everybody’s afraid about loss, everybody’s talking about loss. Life is about loss. Life is totally about loss. Even when you think you’re winning, you get… your hair is falling out, your mother died, your sister died, you lose of them. And then you lose your teeth, you lose the desire to live… it’s all about loss.”

This comment from Tyson showed his approach to life. While most fans would expect him to enjoy life because of his fame and success, Tyson showed that there is always something to consider as a loss.

Why is Mike Tyson sharing this harsh reality?

These comments showed that ‘Iron Mike’ experienced tremendous hardships during his time at the top. Furthermore, it showed that he cares little for the material comforts of life. However, why is he sharing this side of his life with Stevenson?

Tyson’s career had its fair share of ups and downs. While he was at the pinnacle of the sport, he got into trouble out of the ring and even spent time in jail. Therefore, he is speaking from experience when he says losses surround life.

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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)

Moreover, he gave Shakur Stevenson this advice since the young American is still undefeated and has enjoyed a lot of success in the ring. However, he has had his fair share of controversy out of the ring.

Therefore, the legendary boxer is simply preparing the young fighter for the realities of a boxer’s life.

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What do you make of these comments from Mike Tyson? Do you think he’s right about the losses in life?

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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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