Mike Tyson Receives Cryptic Message From Darius McCrary: ‘Stop Treating Me Like You Treat Me When I Was a Kid’

Published 08/09/2021, 7:29 AM EDT
NEW YORK – JANUARY 22: (FILE PHOTO) Boxer Mike Tyson, bleeding from the forehead, yells at reporters at a news conference announcing the upcoming Las Vegas fight between Tyson and heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis January 22, 2002 in New York, NY. Tyson was arrested after a brawl with two men outside a Brooklyn hotel June 21, 2003 in New York City. He has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Heavyweight icon Mike Tyson has been involved in several controversies in his life. However, at the age of 55, he seems free from all of it. Meanwhile, several incidents from his past continue to come back, and American actor Darius McCrary has raised several eyebrows with his recent comments.

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Mike Tyson is close to many people from the entertainment industry and, knowing McCrary, doesn’t appear to be shocking. But the actor sent a cryptic message to Mike Tyson that seemingly expressed some deep emotions towards the former world champion. 45-year-old McCrary, who is 10 years younger than Tyson, called back to his childhood days that seemingly saw Tyson at his side

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Darius McCrary said, “I’mma tell you something Mike. Like you will have to stop treating me like you treat me when I was a kid cause I am grown now Mike. I am just telling you this. I am not trying to say this on live because I don’t want to get out there like that or nothing. So nobody go tell Mike like I said nothing. But I am just saying Mike you know what I am talking about.”

Mike Tyson in his prime was considered an extravagant, and larger-than-life persona. He was also loud-mouthed and never hesitated to bully people around him. Starting from reporters and matchmakers, to the audiences and his in-ring rivals, Tyson’s violent temperament was a thorn in many people’s side.

His persona of being an elite knockout artist further propagated Tyson’s violent approach to the mass audience. Nevertheless, several controversies and failures doomed ‘Iron’ Mike, until he showed drastic changes to his personality.

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Tyson had seen immense success, finances, and stardom back in the days. However, he lost all of it and became bankrupt in 2003. That said, the legendary boxer triumphantly revived himself as he looks to have found a good fortune for himself as it stands.

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Starting from his podcast to several business ventures, ‘Iron’ Mike is making waves once more Meanwhile, Tyson has also returned to boxing in a stellar exhibition. It doesn’t assure his activeness in the sport. But it’s clear that he’s always found various ways of keeping himself in the headlines. While he is now known for his humble behavior, the American actor’s recent claims might bring into question an unknown side of the boxer.

What do you make of McCrary’s recent comments on Mike Tyson?

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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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