“We Are All Actors”- Mike Tyson Claims We Live in a Fake Society

Published 04/19/2021, 3:00 PM EDT
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – JULY 21: Mike Tyson and Don King celebrates after Tyson defeated Carl Williams for the WBA, WBC and IBF heavyweight tittles on July 21, 1989 at the Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tyson won the fight with a knock out in the first round. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)


The youngest heavyweight champion of boxing, Mike Tyson, is significantly more than an elite pugilist. The 54-year-old veteran has been through several phases in his life, witnessing success and failure simultaneously, both inside and outside the ring.

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That said, Tyson is no less than a philosopher. ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ has also shown extreme transformation in his behavior and is no longer the brashy superstar. Instead, Tyson is now a mature ambassador of the sport, who is still relevant in the mix.

He has his own podcast and while inviting umpteen celebrities, Mike Tyson often shares some valuable insights into his personal life. He has never hesitated to speak out his mind, and even at the age of 54, Tyson remains the same. In interaction with NFL elite Terrell Owens, the former heavyweight champion commented on society and labeled it as “fake”.

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“I hate to say this because people get mad at me, and they probably. We are living in such a, I hate to use this word, which is another word?,” said ‘Iron’ Mike.

He added, “We live in such a fake society, where people look into your eyes and they know they lying. You know they are lying, but they still have to present themselves. We are all actors.”

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After 2003, Tyson appeared in two more pro fights, losing both of them before hanging up his gloves. However, he returned to exhibition bouts in 2006 to earn a heavy payday. While he was struggling to regain a lucrative lifestyle, Tyson’s business ventures came in handy.

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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)

He has several investments now and has a cannabis ranch in California. Other than that, Tyson has collaborated with several promotions and is likely to host his fights once again. Aged 54, he seems to have regained his prime again and the world cannot ignore Tyson, as always.

What do you make of ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’s comments on society?

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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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