Mike Tyson to Shakur Stevenson: “Don’t Be Giving All Your Money to F***ing Girls, Man!”

Published 05/11/2021, 3:30 PM 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)


None of the boxers in the old boxing era could match the flamboyancy level of Mike Tyson. Back then, no one had attained such a vast fan following before he did. With time, he only improved and eventually became boxing’s biggest star.

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Everyone knows Tyson’s life in, and outside the ring was full of trials and controversies. But as he grew older, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ drew some positive lessons out of it. Moving further, he now wishes to pass on those vital life lessons to the upcoming boxing stars.

That said, in his recent Hotboxin’ podcast, ‘Iron’ Mike shared some piece of advice to the super-featherweight stalwart Shakur Stevenson.

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He said, “Don’t be giving all your money to the f***ing girls, man! Alright, stop! Stop giving it to the girls, give it to your family.”

In his illustrious boxing career, Tyson spent millions on things that didn’t really add value to his life. ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ was a fan of plush mansions, a fleet of cars and so much more. That said, he ended up spending an excessive amount of money on these and went from riches to rags.

At one stage in 2003, ‘Iron’ Mike even filed for bankruptcy, as he had lost out on all the hard-earned money.

Taking notes from the same, Tyson now wants to pass those teachings to boxers who may enjoy a stellar career in the sport. With paramount paychecks, there are tremendous responsibilities that arrive in a fighter’s life. And ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ wants Stevenson to know those responsibilities.

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Can Shakur Stevenson trace an akin pathway like Mike Tyson in the sport of boxing?

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Stevenson is considerably new in the boxing universe, but he’s already sent shock waves to everyone with his stern skill sets.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – May 25: Team USA boxer Shakur Stevenson hits the bag during a demonstration at the U.S. Olympic Training Center on May 25, 2016. Stevenson had sensors in his gloves that contained 3-d accelerometers and 3-d gyroscopes that measured frequency, force and effort exerted. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Moreover, meeting his childhood idol, Mike Tyson will just escalate his learnings onto another level.

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Everything he learned from Tyson in this podcast, Stevenson will love to employ the same in his personal as well as professional life.

What do you derive from Stevenson and Tyson’s above conversation?

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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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