Soon After Mike Tyson’s Confession, Fans Try to Figure Out His “Secret” Behind Now-Lost $430,000,000 Success

Published 09/25/2023, 10:44 AM EDT

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During his prime, Mike Tyson had the world in his palms. From being the youngest heavyweight champion to becoming the undisputed champion in the late 1980s, he had a successful career that launched him into the status of a legendary boxer. Born in the rough crime-ridden Brooklyn, he managed to turn his life around through boxing. Combining all the purses and endorsements, the figure he earned came to around $430 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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However, due to his lavish lifestyle, he wasted millions on mansions, cars, jewelry, and other expensive gifts. Moreover, he even owned exotic animals such as Bengal tigers. He even hired a man dressed in fatigues to shout “Guerrilla warfare” during press conferences. With such antics, he further strayed from his passion for boxing and eventually even had to file for bankruptcy. He has also talked about the time he had to let go of $55 million as he couldn’t afford to pay his lawyers.

However, his extravagant lifestyle can be explained by his recent post. Recently, Tyson took to Instagram to share a quote of his, it went, “I was a young kid that lived big.” This quote summarizes the reason for the extraordinary determination of the champion which helped him reach the top. However, he lived a little too big and ended up in a dire situation financially. Nonetheless, the quote definitely caused a lot of waves as it surfaced on social media.

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Fans analyze what makes Mike Tyson so great

As the post surfaced on social media fans shared how inspiring the post was to them. They wondered if perhaps such a mentality is what led him to such great heights in his career. One fan hailed him as the “Biggest boxing icon of all time!”.

Another fan joined in and shared his understanding of Tyson’s success. He wrote, “So that is the secret of being a legend man”.

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Meanwhile, someone asked if they should see the “quote as the future in past tense or the future in present tense?”. He claimed that Tyson never stopped being “young” and “living big everyday”.

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Someone else shared his understanding of the amount of “personal sacrifice” it would have taken for Tyson to reach where he stood.

One fan stated that this mentality is what led Tyson to become “Iron Mike”. Another fan chimed in and called the boxing legend “Larger than life”.

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Overall fans shared their love towards Tyson in the comments section. They pointed out that only such a mentality could make a man as great as Tyson. What are your thoughts about the post? Do you agree with the fan’s opinion? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Chirag Radhyan

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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.
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