‘We’re Stupid!’- Mike Tyson Details the Reality of a Boxer’s Life

Published 04/02/2021, 1:00 PM 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 ranks among the greatest pugilists to ever have stepped inside the boxing ring. Right from his debut until today, Tyson makes it to the headlines effortlessly. He is well known for putting up his blunt opinion irrespective of the criticism he might receive.

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On the latest edition of the Hotboxin podcast, ‘Iron’ Mike gave an astonishing take on a boxer’s life.

He said, “Our lives are funny really right? Our lives are funny. We fight hard, lose money, we get our heartbroken all the time, we think we’re lovers, we’re stupid.”

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LAS VEGAS – FEBRUARY 25: Mike Tyson boxes Frank Bruno at the Hilton Hotel-Casino on February 25, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson defeated Bruno with a TKO in Round 5. (Focus on Sport via Getty Images)

Tyson debuted in the sport back in 1985. Nobody expected him to enjoy such success over the course of his tenure in the squared ring. With his captivating aura and slick boxing skills, Tyson made his way to the pinnacle of the sport real quick.

For the first 5 years from his pro-boxing debut, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ didn’t lose a single fight. Furthermore, he became a heavyweight champion at just 20, thus making an exemplary statement of his skill.

In no time, Tyson became a fan favorite and got exuberantly famous for his activities both inside and outside the ring. Tyson has seen the boxing world evolve over so the course of decades.

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Ahead of Tyson, no one in the sport had ever enjoyed cosmic stardom. ‘Iron’ Mike redefined the division with his dexterity. He became a one-punch knockout star and all of his fights attracted attention from all over the world.

UNDATED: Mike Tyson raises his fists after winning a bout. (Photo by Focus on Sport via Getty Images)

Even today, the 54-year-old tries to stay extremely relevant to the sport. He looks to inspire a generation of boxers with his positive deeds.

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Moreover, he hopes to keep in touch with the art of boxing by engaging in exhibition bouts that somehow contribute to the betterment of society.

There’s never been a boxer as unusual as Tyson, and there will never be one. What is your favorite highlight of Mike Tyson’s illustrious career?

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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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