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Mike Tyson Telling Tyson Fury About Turning His Life Around Is Inspiring

Mike Tyson Telling Tyson Fury About Turning His Life Around Is Inspiring

Boxing legend Mike Tyson candidly opened up to Tyson Fury about his personal demons by admitting his "last f*****g life was an atrocity."

The 53-year-old ex-boxing superstar had an illustrious fighting career, but he also fought personal issues outside of the squared circle.

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Ahead of Fury's showdown with Otto Wallin last month, the 31-year-old Brit superstar made an appearance on Hotboxin' With Mike Tyson (via World Boxing News) and started to quiz 'Iron Mike' about his history.

When the former unified heavyweight champ asked Tyson if he would have his "new lease of life" without all of his past problems, he responded: "Yeah, thank God because my last f*****g life was an atrocity.

"Woah, I don't know how all this s* *t happened, man. I mean f**k."

Fury went on to call Tyson a "living legend" and he couldn't believe he was sharing the same room with him.

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The 'Baddest Man on the Planet' responded: "Yeah, I'm just glad I'm living.

"I can't believe I wanted to die so often when I was young [and] I used to think, 'God, I hate living.'

"Now I'm 53. I love living, I don't want to f*****g die, I hate the fact I gotta die now.

"Living is so interesting."

Fury, who fought mental health issues before he made his stunning return to boxing, wanted to find out how the boxing legend kept himself motivated going forward.

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Tyson revealed that he has tried to "absorb my existence and realise that life is a joke."

He continued: "I took it too serious. I don't know.

"Not long after this, I'll die soon and I won't exist anymore and then I have to go to the other world.

"I'm going to see what that's like.

"I can't believe this energy that I have just dies and it doesn't exist.

"It may not live here, but it has to go somewhere and that's what I'm looking forward to now.

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Credit: PA
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Credit: PA

"Because life is great, so death has to be just as great as life.

"The worst day of my life right... is my mother and children dying.

"The worst day of my life besides that incident that happened that could have happened, probably happened to everybody all over the world at that time.

"Life is still beautiful."

Tyson recently admitted that his time working with WWE in the 1990s helped him at a "crucial time" in his life.

Featured Image Credit: Hotboxin' With Mike Tyson

Topics: Mike Tyson, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Baddest Man on the Planet, Boxing, Otto Wallin, Gypsy King, Iron Mike, YouTube

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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