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Mike Tyson Emotionally Talks About How Different He Is Now To When He Boxed

Mike Tyson Emotionally Talks About How Different He Is Now To When He Boxed

Mike Tyson was known as the most dangerous man on the planet and even at 53-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.

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.

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.'

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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.

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.

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Last week Tyson was in Las Vegas to see his namesake Tyson Fury, who was named after the great heavyweight for fighting when he was born prematurely, beat Deontay Wilder.

The British heavyweight outboxed his opponent for six and a half rounds, and earned himself two knockdowns with a new aggressive style, before the Bronze Bomber's corner threw in the towel.

At the end of the fight the older Tyson was spotted celebrating the victory wildly.

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

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Sugar Ray Leonard, Podcast, US Sports, Iron Mike, USA

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