WATCH: Mike Tyson in His Most Intimidating Form

Published 12/29/2020, 9:21 AM EST
ATLANTIC CITY – AUGUST 17,1986: Mike Tyson looks to take a punch to Jose Ribalta during a bout at Trump Plaza Hotel on August 17, 1986 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.Mike Tyson defeated Jose Ribalta TKO 10. (Photo by: The Ring Magazine via Getty Images)


Mike Tyson might be the most treacherous heavyweight to have ever played the sport of boxing. We aren’t necessarily talking about resumes, accolades, technique and losses but his impeccable character and inspirational morale.

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Mike Tyson had 6 big defeats in his pro career, but he was the most intimidating man back in his prime. He terrified his opponents even before the fight began and it cemented him as the most brutal puncher in the sport for a long time.

Well, he is already one of the greatest to have ever laced up the gloves and while many might challenge his boxing record, Tyson’s fierce persona remains irreplaceable.

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Other than his lethal shots, Tyson’s vitriolic tongue also left an indelible impact on the sport. Knowingly or unknowingly, Tyson often passed some scary comments that left fans in a state of shock.

In the video, Tyson was seen in his prime, passing a scathing comment on Lennox Lewis before their much-hyped fight.

‘Iron’ Mike cussed Lewis’ children and went as far as saying that he’d eat them alive.

Tyson said, “I am the best ever. I am the most brutal, vicious, and most ruthless champion that has ever been. There’s no one that can stop me. Lennox Lewis is a conqueror? No, I am Alexander, he is no Alexander. I am the best ever.”

Mike Tyson and his strong mindset

Tyson’s comments on Lewis were one example of the many shocking statements that he has passed in his career.

(Original Caption) Uniondale, New York: Mike Tyson, a heavyweight contender, warms up before a fight.

During his active boxing days, Tyson once said, “I walk around the ring but I never take my eyes off my opponents. I keep my eyes on even if he is ready and pumping, he can’t wait to get his hands on me as well. I keep my eyes on him, I keep my eyes on him.”

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54-year-old Tyson appears much more humble but still possess some unique features. He has the itch to fight but is no longer the brash superstar he once was.

While Tyson has witnessed several dark and violent days, the youngest heavyweight champion managed to evolve into a well-refined man.

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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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