Mike Tyson Reveals How He Keeps His Kids Away From His Shadow

Published 03/20/2021, 10:00 PM EDT
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)


Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champion, has been synonymous with viciousness. However, he has been known for his kindness as well and one of the prime reflections of the same came from him being a father.

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Tyson has enjoyed global fame, success, and several achievements in his life, turning himself into one of the best athletes of all time on this planet.

But it has arrived with controversies and trauma. While Tyson has dealt with all of it, the love for his kids has never waned.

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In a recent edition of his podcast with the P4P king Canelo Alvarez, Mike Tyson revealed how he never let his stardom overshadow his kids. Although he has claimed of being close to them, a part of ‘Iron’ Mike doesn’t seem to come to the fore.

“I just let them know that I love them. Whatever they do in life as long as they are happy you know. I mean I don’t expect them to be world beated but they are all very successful.

“I just show them, love, it’s all love always involved with them, listen to their problems, sending them money and I just never put anything about me,” said Mike Tyson.

Despite being a World Champion boxer, Tyson doesn’t claim to reflect that in front of his kids. It’s always a father-kid relationship between them, and the veteran pugilist appears to relish that.

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Speaking on it, he added, “You know if I talk about me, it’s only about my experience in life that equated to what they were talking about. But I try to out my perspective only in a father’s figure.”

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Mike Tyson and his kids

The Baddest Man on the Planet has fathered 8 kids and has seen his daughter die in a tragic accident. It remains a dark phase in his life, but Tyson has grown since then.

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Even though he lost his net worth and became bankrupt in 2003, Tyson regained his riches and is once again a relevant name in the boxing world.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Former champion Mike Tyson poses on the red carpet during the Box Fan Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

He has several ventures to look after at this stage, including his podcast, and a successful cannabis ranch. Meanwhile, he has also laced up the gloves to return to boxing action in an exhibition against Roy Jones Jr, and that may not have been the last we’ve seen of him.

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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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