Mike Tyson Names the Biggest Narcotic in the World

Published 03/01/2021, 1:00 PM EST
BOXER MIKE TYSON TRAINING AT THE GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL LONDON.. 25/1/00. (Photo by David Ashdown/Getty Images)


Heavyweight legend, Mike Tyson, often makes it to the headlines for his statements, which can be both bizarre and alluring. Starting from his in-ring dominance, personal life, outer-ring politics, and public fame, several issues come to the fore when we talk about ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson.

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However, some of those issues might not be very fair. That said, Tyson has had a long history of addiction and has reportedly consumed several forms of narcotics in his life. But what’s the most dangerous one, as per him?
Aged 54, ‘Iron’ connected with Cesar Millan on his podcast and named the biggest narcotic in the world. His choice may come as a massive surprise, but many fans may relate to it as well.

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“I think the biggest narcotic in the world is just this camera, I think that beats sugar,” said Tyson.
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Whilst Mike Tyson has always spoken out his mind, it has also brought him to several turmoils. However, this comment might border on surprising rather than controversial and may speak volumes.
Despite retiring 15 years ago, Tyson continues to hold the superstardom and is still a relevant name of the boxing community. This means that he is constantly surrounded by cameras. Meanwhile, Mike Tyson has also returned to the ring in an exhibition and seems to have hit his prime time once again.
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What’s going on with Mike Tyson?

At this stage, a lot is going around in Tyson’s life. He has his podcast, cannabis ranch, several television appearances, and exhibition fights to look after. It seems that he is enjoying the global fame again and doesn’t mind revealing it to the fans.
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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)
A few weeks back, Tyson had also instigated two big lightweight fights between- Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia, and Teofimo Lopez against Devin Haney. So, it’s safe to state that Tyson still understands the nerve of the audience.

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Meanwhile, he can re-enter the ring in another exhibition, including a possible trilogy clash with former foe Evander Holyfield. All in all, ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ will not be able to avoid what he termed as “the biggest narcotic in the world.”
What do you make of Mike Tyson‘s claim?

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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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