VIDEO: Mike Tyson Reveals What Drives Him in Life

Published 08/30/2021, 11:43 AM EDT
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)


Boxing historian Mike Tyson has seen the heights of success and failure that can shake any individual to the core. However, Tyson has been through all of it without putting down his head. Aged 55, the former world champion, still stands tall in the boxing world and has expanded himself even further to reign over the entertainment and business communities.

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While he had lost his wealth and stardom at one point in his career, Mike Tyson is back to making headlines and has regained everything in fashion. So, the American pugilist has a lot to share his experiences with the modern-day generation. That said, Mike Tyson has recently revealed the things that drive his life activities.

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)

‘Iron’ Mike was a chief guest in an event hosted by OSP, where he revealed a part of his personal life to thrill the audience over there.

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Mike Tyson said, “No one knows what drives them. Some people are driven by money. Some people are driven by ego, some people are driven by the will to help other people”

When asked about what his own driving force was, Tyson said,  “Helping people now.”

In November 2020,  54-year-old Mike Tyson returned to the ropes in a stellar exhibition clash against Roy Jones Jr. in an eight rounds battle. The fight grabbed attention from all over the globe while two legends locked horns in an iconic affair.

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However, Tyson reportedly donated his entire paycheck for a charitable operation. The fight ended in a draw, but Tyson won hearts with his social welfare activities. Once known for his viciousness, Mike Tyson is now sending a different message in his post-retirement career from boxing.

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Tyson appears extremely humble now with almost no grudge or ill feelings towards anyone. That said, his HotBoxin podcast is one of the biggest talk shows in the world which seems to have put some prominent changes in the heavyweight legend’s personal traits.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson exits the ring after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. 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)

Tyson is now an entertainer and has written off all his rivalries from the past. He even invited his long-time rival, Evander Holyfield, in the maiden season of the show. Moreover, ‘Iron’ has also appeared in several AEW shows, keeping himself relevant to the modern-era combat fans.

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What do you make of Mike Tyson’s stellar career?

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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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