“Slay the Day the Tyson Way”- Mike Tyson Sends a Message to His Fans

Published 07/17/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 16: Heavyweight fighter Mike Tyson enters the ring before he faces Henry Tillman in a heavyweight fight June 16, 1990 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson won the fight with a KO in the first round. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)


Heavyweight icon Mike Tyson might have experienced a few scratchy days in his larger-than-life career. However, his glory exceeds them all and the ‘Iron’ remains rust-free even at the age of 55. The youngest man to ever hold the world heavyweight title has had his return a few months back. So, it’s safe to state that Mike Tyson might be the benchmark to many people, all over the world.

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That said Tyson recently thrilled his fans with a nostalgic post that also expresses an inspiring message. He took to social media and uploaded a picture of him knocking out Trevor Berbick, straight from 1986. It was a historic day for the sport as 20-year-old Tyson continued to terrify his contemporaries by knocking out Berbick for the WBC belt.

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In the caption, he wrote, “Slay the day the Tyson way”.

35 years later, ‘Tyson vs Berbick’ for the world title fight is still regarded as one of the biggest bouts in the sport’s history. It began the stellar journey of Tyson which remained unscratched for the next four years until James Douglas KOed ‘Iron’ in a shocking upset. Nevertheless, Mike Tyson could have one of the most successful in-ring careers.

Boasting off a 50-6 record, Tyson holds 44 knockout wins as a professional pugilist. But he suffered severe controversies in his personal life that turned him into the most infamous celebrity of that time. However, Mike Tyson transformed himself into an elite and inspired several people to overcome their adversaries. While he has hit the dotage now, Tyson continues to relish the celebrity status.

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Apart from being a boxer, Tyson is also a successful businessman. He runs his own cannabis ranch in California and hosts the ‘HotBoxin podcast’, one of the fastest-growing talk shows in the world. So he is still a popular and relevant face to the fight fans.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Roy Jones Jr. (L) and Mike Tyson celebrate their split draw 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)

Besides, Tyson’s return to action against Roy Jones J., in 2020, urged several people to follow the same. Now, umpteen veterans boxers are ending retirements to stage epic comebacks. So, Tyson remains a blueprint for several success stories and it’s quite evident in the ongoing scenario.

Do you think Mike Tyson is one an all-time great in the sport of boxing?

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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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