Mike Tyson on His Son Wanting to Fight Logan Paul: “You Don’t Want None of That Heat Man”

Published 07/31/2021, 5:35 AM EDT


On the latest Hotboxin’ podcast episode, Mike Tyson and Henry Cejudo spoke to two-time super middleweight champion David Benavidez. They talked about a potential matchup with Canelo Alvarez, the 24-year-old’s thoughts on fights like Woodley vs Paul and Plant vs Alvarez, the business aspect of boxing, and dirty managers in the sport.

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At one point, Henry Cejudo asked Mike Tyson if his kids had ever shown any interest in boxing. The youngest heavyweight champ revealed that his son, Amir Tyson, wants to enter the boxing world. He added that his son wants to fight the likes of Logan Paul in the boxing ring. However, Tyson does not want him to compete inside the ring. ‘Iron’ Mike implied that boxing is not an easy sport and for most, the pressure of losing in front of packed out stadiums is a bit much to handle.

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I have my kid, the older one, he’s 24 [Amir Tyson], he wants to do this so bad. Just chill the f**k out. He wants to fight Logan Paul and those guys.”

“Oh, he wants to do that. Just get a job, get a real estate license. Just chill out, man. Why can’t you take advantage of your lively wealthiness?”

“Just chill. You don’t want none of that heat man, I’m telling you. This drives people to commit suicide, getting humiliated in front of millions of people. You gotta be able to take that pressure. Not many people can do it, man,” said Mike Tyson.

Who is Mike Tyson’s son, Amir?

Through the 1990s, boxing legend Mike Tyson became a household name and a superstar in the sport. Over the years, he reportedly earned close to $430 million.

Mike had two children with his ex-wife, Monica Turner. Amir Tyson was born on August 5, 1997. Accusing him of adultery, Tyson and his now ex-wife split up in 2003. He was then raised by his mother in Maryland, at their Bethesda residence, which has now been sold for close to $4.6 million.

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Amir Tyson is one of the richest celebrity kids in the United States and he regularly shares pictures of private jets and his luxury lifestyle. He is often criticized for boasting about his wealth on social media. However, the Maryland native has earned a degree and is a broadcast journalism graduate from American University.

Moreover, Amir Tyson has also made a name for himself in the merchandizing world. He is now the Chief Executive Officer at a clothing company called ‘Debonair Attire‘. Mike Tyson often shares the company’s product launches on his official Instagram and other social media platforms.

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Do you agree with Mike Tyson for not wanting Amir Tyson to pursue boxing?

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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