Mike Tyson Pens Powerful Message on Adversity

Published 10/16/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson reacts 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)


Mike Tyson is one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. The road to achieving this fame and fortune, however, was a very challenging one. Tyson’s story of rags to riches began when he went to a juvenile detention center. There he met Bobby Stewart, former boxer and juvenile detention center counselor.

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From there began Tyson’s incredible boxing career. After Stewart introduced ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson to the legendary Cus D’Amato, the pair became unstoppable. Tyson learned the ropes under D’Amato and entered the professional boxing scene at the age of 18. He went on to become the youngest heavyweight champion in the world.

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His rise to fame was explosive, but so was his fall. Tyson has spoken very openly about his struggles in the past and how he came back from them. Tyson is the kind of person that never quits and he shared a quote that he lives by on Twitter. “Adversity makes the strong stronger, and the weak weaker.”

This is one of Mike Tyson’s favorite quotes which appears in his Instagram captions and which he uses on his podcast very often. It is something he lives by and is something that helped him through his hard times.

 

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What’s next for Mike Tyson?

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Mike Tyson made his comeback to the ring on November 28, 2020, after 15 years away from it. The 55-year-old has vowed to fight again after his comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr ended in a draw.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson celebrates after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. in the locker room 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)

Tyson is now looking for his opponent after calling out various fighters. He has called out the WBC champion of the world Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury, Logan ‘The Maverick’ Paul, and many others. However, his most likely fight will be against his former rival, Lennox Lewis.

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Who do you think Mike Tyson should fight next?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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