VIDEO: Mike Tyson Mimics His Mother’s “Savage” Interaction With His Daughter

Published 08/13/2021, 9:31 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 11: Boxer Mike Tyson arrives at the premiere of “Against the Ropes” at the Chinese Theater on February 11, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson had led a lifestyle that’s highly contrasting to what his children lead. Growing up in Brownsville, USA, the heavyweight legend came across a strict upbringing. While all of it honed him to become the ‘Baddest Man On The Planet’, 55-year-old Tyson sees sheer differences in how his kids react to their grandmother’s behavior.

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It seems Mike Tyson’s mother was always hard on him. It was quite a common phenomenon for the boxing elite. However, it was surprising for Tyson’s kids when they saw their grandmother behave the same to them.

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In a chat with actor Brady Wayne, Tyson recalled the incident when his mother scolded his daughter. Mike Tyson commented, “I am gonna beat your black a** and I am not gonna say it again. Boom.”

“Get your black a** over here right now, never heard that stuff before.”

Mike Tyson, who appears to be a family man now, has become a boxing historian and philanthropist. After ending a career that saw both success and controversies, Mike Tyson is well aware of what the sport of boxing is all about.

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Hence, he preaches a lot to the modern-day warriors and all of his advice seems to have come from real-life experiences. Furthermore, Tyson is still relevant in the fight game and if things fall in place, we can see him return to the ring once again in the future.

What’s next for Mike Tyson?

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Following a successful return against Roy Jones Jr. last year, Tyson had conveyed his intentions about wanting to fight again. A potential trilogy clash against Evander Holyfield was also being rumored to happen. However, Tyson confirmed nothing from his side and remained focused on all of his other ventures.

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)

Apart from a cannabis ranch in California, Tyson also has his own podcast, which is currently one of the most famous talk shows in the world. Because of this, he doesn’t need to fight for money.

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Nevertheless, Tyson’s itch to compete can see him return to the ring again, especially when a lucrative paycheck can help him help charity (Tyson contributed his Roy Jones Jr fight purse to charity).

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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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