“Only People With Children Will Truly Understand What He’s Saying Here”: Despite Winning Multiple World Titles and Millions in Earnings, Fans Try to Make Sense of Mike Tyson Calling His “Entire Career Garbage” in Resurfaced Video

Published 08/07/2023, 3:22 AM EDT

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With his professional boxing career spanning 20 years, Mike Tyson earned millions and grabbed a handful of world titles. At the young age of 20, Tyson became the WBC Heavyweight champion of the world by defeating Trevor Berbick. By and by, ‘Kid Dynamite’ unified the WBA, WBC, and IBF Heavyweight titles. In addition, over the years he entertained his fans in and outside the boxing ring. However, in an old interview with CBS, Mike Tyson, in a shocking statement branded his world titles “garbage“.

The ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ declared that he “bled for garbage” and that his priorities changed over time. According to Tyson, when he was young, world titles meant everything to him. However, as a father, he is now of the opinion that “you just want your children to be happy and do nice things that make you happy“.

Fans react to old CBS interview of Mike Tyson branding his hard-earned world titles “garbage”


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As per Tyson, as he aged, his priorities changed. In his opinion, nothing matters more than the happiness of his children and family to him. Likewise, looking at his titles, ‘Iron Mike’ said, “This is garbage. I can say, I bled for garbage. At a time, it meant a lot to me. When you’re just a young kid, this is everything to you. But then, you realize your priorities change. And. This is nothing, this is just nothing. ” While some fans were taken by surprise at what Tyson said, others comprehended the depth of the champion’s words.



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According to one fan, “Only people with children will truly understand what he’s saying here.

As per another, Tyson learned that “material possessions mean nothing when you don’t have internal peace“.

Meanwhile, one wrote, “The dude is calling his entire career garbage“.


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On the other hand, another wrote, “You wouldn’t understand until you get there.

Also, one wrote, “Mike is enlightened


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What do you think of Mike Tyson calling his championship belts garbage? In addition, what do you feel about his concern for the happiness of his children and family? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Follow EssentiallySports for all the latest boxing updates.

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Samrat Sardar


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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. As an experienced commercial writer and athlete himself, Samrat brings a unique perspective and a deep passion for boxing to his work. He holds a post-graduation degree and has over 800 articles to his credit.
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Snigdhaa Jaiswal