Mike Tyson Pens Powerful Message to ‘The Greatest Man Ever’ Muhammad Ali

Published 01/18/2022, 4:05 AM EST

Mike Tyson arguably took up Muhammad Ali’s baton in the heavyweight division after ‘The Greatest’ hung up his gloves, and Tyson embraced the reign thereafter. Although several legendary heavyweights came in between who had similar success in the ring, Mike Tyson could witness global fame and superstardom, something which Muhammad Ali relished throughout his life.

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It’s been almost six years since we lost Ali. However, his legendary achievements remain immortal and cherished even today. That said, Tyson still looks up to his childhood hero and never shies from pouring his love towards Ali.

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On the day of Muhammad Ali’s 80 birthday, Mike Tyson posted a video on Instagram which comprised several of his moments with ‘The Greatest’. Tyson wrote in the caption, “Happy birthday to the greatest man ever, Muhammad Ali. He inspired those at the lowest level of life to reach the highest levels of life. Not just in boxing, but life.”

 

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The short video showcased umpteen moments shared amongst the heavyweight legends. From beating Larry Holmes in front of Muhammad Ali to visiting the legend’s home in his final years, Mike Tyson saw Muhammad Ali during his peak to the time we all lost ‘The Greatest’. He has shared his memories with Ali on umpteen public interactions. The latest Instagram post was just one of the many instances like that.

Mike Tyson didn’t forget his late coach Cus D’Amato

January 17 is a legendary day in the boxing community. Apart from Muhammad Ali, coach Cus D’Amato was also born on the same day. While Tyson showed his love for Ali, he didn’t miss out on remembering Cus D’Amato. Tyson posted another video, a compilation of his memories with Cus, and sent several fans into a frenzy.

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Tyson wrote, “Cus D‘Amato was my Galactus and I was his Silver Surfer. Happy Birthday Cus D’Amato. “

 

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If not for Cus, Tyson could have possibly never embraced the sport of boxing. Coming from a troubled childhood and teenage, Tyson lacked goals in his life before he met Cus D’Amato. However, the legendary trainer changed Tyson’s life after taking him to his shelter.

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Under Cus’ guidance, Tyson became the youngest man to touch the heavyweight world championship. It came along with several more achievements as Mike Tyson became an all-time legend in the sport, knocking out almost all of his opponents. Aged 55. Tyson is now a boxing expert for the modern-era fighters. In this new phase, he continues to recall the people he had admired all his life.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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