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Mike Tyson Breaks Down In Tears As He Admits He Is 'Nothing' Without Boxing

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Mike Tyson Breaks Down In Tears As He Admits He Is 'Nothing' Without Boxing

Mike Tyson was known as the most dangerous man on the planet and even at 54-years-old the former world heavyweight champion worries what might happen if the old Tyson comes back.

In his prime as a boxer there weren't many, if any, better than 'Iron Mike.' He brutalised opponents and could knock them out with one furious punch or a tirade of them.

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Now in his 50s Tyson is far less scary, doing live appearances, being at the boxing as a fan or acting in a Hollywood blockbuster.

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However on the Hotboxin' podcast, with fellow boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, Tyson got emotional talking about how he studied the art of war, how not being a boxer made him feel like 'nothing' and how he feared if the old Tyson came out then 'hell would come with him.'

"I'm a f***ing student of war," he said.

"I know all the warriors. From Charlemagne to Achilles - the number one warrior of all warriors - and then Alexander and Napoleon, I know them all. I read about them all. I studied them all. I know the art of fighting, I know the art of war, that's all I ever studied.

"That's why I'm so feared, that's why they feared me when I was in the ring. I was an annihilator. It's all I was born for.

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"Now those days are gone. It's empty, I'm nothing. I'm working on the art of humbleness.

"That's the reason I'm crying because I'm not that person no more, and I miss him."

During his peak the American had his issues outside of the ring and had issues with managers fighting over his contract, divorce and other problems in his personal life.

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In 1991 he was arrested for rape and served just under three years in jail, of his original six year sentence, and spent over four years out of the ring.

You can watch the entirety of the podcast between Tyson and Sugar Ray below:

Featured Image Credit: Hotboxin' w/ Mike Tyson

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Baddest Man on the Planet, Sugar Ray Leonard, Boxing

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