“This Is Painful”: Mike Tyson Confronts Fatherhood and Low Self-Esteem

Published 08/17/2021, 8:30 AM 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)


Mike Tyson is one of the biggest stars of boxing. ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ left professional boxing in 2005, but his love for the sport prevails over anything else in his life. That’s why he stays active and stands tall on everyone’s expectations.

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Also, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ runs his own podcast channel (Hotboxin’) wherein he brings in celebrities from across different verticals and sheds some light on life and more. In his recent podcast episode, ‘Iron’ Mike opened up on being a father and talked about low self-esteem.

He said, “My birthday had by what 40, 50, 55 days. I had to get sober, you know it was just like tweeting that fu**n on to say ‘happy birthday daddy, we love you’ I was like ‘oh s**t. My birthday, our favorite food my kids like we forgot the good guys and the money.”

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“They think I really look at myself for that as my adult, so whatever it is. I hope the person, but they don’t know this is, this is painful,” added Tyson.

Ever since he left the sport for good, Mike Tyson has spent a considerable amount of time on his family. He manages his personal and social life to a great extent and always takes out time for his beloved kids.

Hence, ‘Iron’ Mike sets an example for everyone out there with his ability to balance life. This separates him from the rest in this fight universe.

Mike Tyson – The bluntest fight personality at present?

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Mike Tyson always stays transparent with his views and enjoys putting out his true opinions. He is fairly the bluntest fight personality around because he expresses his views irrespective of anything.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Former champion Mike Tyson poses on the red carpet during the Box Fan Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

Till today, Mike Tyson is considered as an active face in the fight game, and fans absolutely love to see him around.

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Furthermore, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson looks to inspire the budding generation of boxers and never wants them to commit the mistakes he did in his younger days. What do you make of Tyson’s above comments?

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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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