Mike Tyson Unveils Why He Is “Disillusioned” With the Current Generation of Boxing

Published 06/21/2022, 4:30 PM EDT
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 25: Mike Tyson speaks onstage during the “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truthts” panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour – Day 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Former world heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time. In fact, ‘Iron’ Mike has truly become the face of the sport, adored by millions of boxing fans around the globe. But even the biggest Redwood trees tend to lose the love for the very soil that nurtured them. Likewise, Tyson recently opened up about losing interest in the sport of boxing.

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VERONA, NY – JUNE 08: Former World Champion boxer Mike Tyson claps as the 2018 Hall of Fame class is introduced during the Golden Boy on ESPN fight night at Turning Stone Resort Casino on June 8, 2018 in Verona, New York. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

Tyson was in an interview with The Talks. In conversation, he was asked if he still loved the sport of boxing. Tyson responded by saying that he is not as involved in the sport anymore. He said, “I’m pretty disillusioned with it. I’m not into boxing that much anymore.”

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The interviewer was taken aback by the contradictory response from one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Moreover, Tyson was further asked why he was not into the sport anymore.

 

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In response, Tyson mentioned that he is not excited by the sport as before. He said, “No excitement. Maybe it’s just me. Maybe there are exciting fighters and I’m just not into it anymore. I’ve just detached myself from it somewhat because it’s too personal being involved.”

Additionally, Tyson also added that he does not yearn to feel the adrenaline rush from boxing anymore.

Mike Tyson, the living legend

Mike Tyson is truly worthy of the title of ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’. Tyson’s eccentric personality in the ring and off the ring has made him one of the most recognizable faces in the sport.

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – OCTOBER 16: Boxer Mike Tyson beats Tyrell Biggs at Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey October 16 1987. (Photo by Jeffrey Asher/ Getty Images)

Tyson turned pro at the age of 18, with a spectacular performance against Hector Mercedes. Moreover, he went on to become one of the most intimidating forces to reckon with. In fact, it was considered a badge of courage to face a prime Tyson inside the ring.

There is no doubt that the sport of boxing is incomplete with its very own amalgamation of an emperor and a jester, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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