Mike Tyson Reveals Why He Calls Himself a ‘Stupid Motherf***er’

Published 10/16/2021, 8:25 AM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)


Mike Tyson is by far the most prominent and debatable boxing star of all time. He dedicated his entire life to the sport of boxing and, to date, he is one of the most accomplished and active faces of the fight game. Tyson always makes it to the news headlines easily with his antics and other activities.

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Moreover, he always has some of the best anecdotes to share about his life. That being said, no one has ever witnessed a unique personality like him. One can even safely say that his name was synonymous with boxing and helped the sport become what it is today.

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On the latest Hotboxin’ episode, ‘Iron’ Mike, in a chat with Action Bronson, spilled the beans on why he often criticizes himself.

He said, “Absolutely, I say to myself who else is going to tell me, got check me. I can check myself. You know who’s going to say Mike, you stupid motherf***er. No one’s gonna say that. I’ve gotta say that. That’s the only way I can say that.”

“Because no one’s gonna tell me that. So I have to tell it to myself, I’m a f**kin clown, I know I’m being a d**k. people don’t tell me that.”

Tyson never fails to speak his heart out on anything and everything. That’s one of the biggest reasons many fight fans resonate with him so much and they look forward to watching him more often on the screen.

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‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ Tyson broke into the limelight in the late 80s and 90s. He made steady statements with his devastating knockout wins and rose to the top of 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 even gave the fans reasons to pay attention to him when he wasn’t boxing. Tyson remained unapologetically himself and this helped him to captivate one and all and become a household name in the sport.

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What did you make of Tyson’s comments on self-criticism?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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