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Michael Gerald Tyson, also known as Mike Tyson was born on June 30, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. At the age of 20, he became the youngest heavyweight boxing champion of the world in history, establishing himself as the best boxer of his time. Today we take a look at the Best Quotes by Mike Tyson! Best of Mike Tyson Quotes
“I have no self-esteem, but the biggest ego in the world.” Quotes by Mike Tyson, Independent on Sunday, 18 October 1998
“There’s nothing wrong with making mistakes, just don’t make the same ones. We don’t want to duplicate them.” Mike Tyson
“I can talk about humility, but I’m not humble. I mean, if you say, ‘I’m humble,’ you’ve just contradicted yourself. But I’m trying to be, man, I’m trying so hard.” Quotes by Mike Tyson, Everything You Think You Know About Mike Tyson Is Wrong
“My objective is to be the ultimate professional. Regardless of whatever happens, the job has to be done. That’s what being a professional is.” Quotes by Mike Tyson, Quoted in The New York Times, 28 June 1988
“People love you when you’re successful, but if you’re not, who really cares about you?” Quotes by Mike Tyson, January 1986, interview with Wallace Mathews in Newsday
“If you’re not humble, life will visit humbleness upon you. I’m a really damaged human being, and it’s still such a struggle, but I’m going to fight to the end this time.” Quotes by Mike Tyson, Everything You Think You Know About Mike Tyson Is Wrong
“A lot of people get the misconception that by being free that you’re free. That’s not necessarily true. There’s more people on the outside who are in prison than I’ll ever be in here.” Quotes by Mike Tyson, Quoted in ‘ The Education of Mike Tyson’ (1994) by Pete Hamill
“I know at times I come across like a Neanderthal or a babbling idiot, but I like that person. I like to show you that person because that’s who you all come to see. I’m Tyson. I’m a tyrannical titan. And sometimes I say, “God, it would be good to be a fake somebody rather than a real nobody.” Quotes by Mike Tyson, Statement during a conversation with a group of reporters. Quoted in the New York Times (May 21, 2002)
“Intimidation is crucial to the art of warfare, and it’s totally legit. It’s allowed to be used. It must be used.” Quotes by Mike Tyson, Everything You Think You Know About Mike Tyson Is Wrong
“I am many things. I am an animal. I am a convicted rapist, a hellraiser, a loving father, a semi-good husband. You don’t know me.” Quotes by Mike Tyson, Statement at press conference (September 14, 2000)
“Everyone that you fight is not your enemy and everyone who helps you is not your friend.” Mike Tyson
“My style was impetuous, my defences were impregnable, and I was ferocious.” Quotes by Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth (ed. Penguin, 2013) – ISBN: 9781101621134 The Greatest Mike Tyson Quotes
“I’m not a good father. I’m a good man with my kids. I’m very generous with them. I’m very kind to them, but I am not a good father.” Mike Tyson Quotes, ESPN, June 2005
“Intimidation is crucial to the art of warfare, and it’s totally legit. It’s allowed to be used. It must be used.” Mike Tyson Quotes, Everything You Think You Know About Mike Tyson Is Wrong
“Anger is my biggest enemy in life.” Mike Tyson
“Man is not mean to be humble, he’s meant to be humbled.” Mike Tyson
“Being a champion opens lots of doors—I’d like to get a real estate license, maybe sell insurance.” Mike Tyson Quotes, “ Failure in the Desert: Blood and Neon: Tyson, Smith, Las Vegas, and Boxing” in The Village Voice, March 24, 1987
“The act of treachery is an art, but the traitor himself is a piece of shit.” Mike Tyson Quotes, Telegraph, May, 2002
“I try my best to learn from other people’s mistakes. I have a lot of respect for people who can change.” Mike Tyson qUOTES, “ An Earful From Mike Tyson”. Interview with Steve Springer, articles. latimes.com. October 3, 1999.
“At one point, I thought life was about acquiring things. But as a I get older, life is totally about losing everything.” Mike Tyson qUOTES, “Tyson can’t beat Father Time” by Chuck Johnson, usatoday30.usatoday.com. June 12, 2005
“The mind is a real dangerous neighbourhood to travel by ourselves.” Mike Tyson Quotes, Citizens Of Peace Magazine Interview, mag.citizensofhumanity.com. December 14, 2015.
“Sometimes during a relationship, a friendship, a friend’s gonna have to prove they’re your friend, and you’re gonna have to prove you’re their friend” Mike Tyson Quotes, Interview with Earl Sweatshirt, genius.com.
“There’s nothing like being young, and happy, and fighting.” Mike Tyson Quotes, Citizens Of Peace Magazine Interview, mag.citizensofhumanity.com. December 14, 2015. Famous Mike Tyson Quotes
“In order to be a friend to anybody, you have to be a friend to yourself. If you’re not a friend to yourself, there’s no way you’re gonna have any friends.” MIKE TYSON, Citizens Of Peace Magazine Interview, mag.citizensofhumanity.com. December 14, 2015.
“I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.” Mike Tyson
“I can’t change myself. I’m Mike Tyson. I’m a regular kid from the ghetto striving to do something positive with myself. I happen to fight well.” Mike Tyson
“Sometimes, the people we invest the most time in disappoint us the most.” MIKE TYSON, Interview with Earl Sweatshirt, www.mtv.com. December 18, 2014.
“You need to learn independence. You have to be independent – it builds character.” MIKE TYSON, Interview with Earl Sweatshirt, mag.citizensofhumanity.com. December 14, 2015.
“I got a imam, I got a rabbi, I got a priest, I got a reverend – I got ’em all. But I don’t want to be holier-than-thou. I want to help everybody and still get some (sex).” MIKE TYSON, “Tyson: ‘My whole life has been a waste'”. Interview with Jon Saraceno, usatoday30.usatoday.com. June 2, 2005.
“Every great general and warrior from the beginning of time was high.” MIKE TYSON, “ Mike Tyson: I used fake willie to fool drug-testers and fought on cocaine” by David Anderson, www.mirror.co.uk. November 13, 2013
“Five heads are definitely better than one when they’re thinking in the same perspective. I think that you really need to have people that you trust. And for me, trust comes from that synchronizing, that same-mindedness.” MIKE TYSON, “ Mike Tyson: ‘You Have To Feel Comfortable Being Uncomfortable'”. Interview with David J. Parnell, www.forbes.com. November 18, 2014.
“I don’t want to be remembered. As long as my kids remember me, I’d rather be forgotten by everybody else.” MIKE TYSON, “ An Earful From Mike Tyson”. Interview with Steve Springer, articles.latimes.com. October 03, 1999.
“If you can’t remember the small things, how are you going to remember the big things?” MIKE TYSON, Interview with Earl Sweatshirt, genius.com.
“Everybody in America is so money-hungry. It’s like a rat race and even when you win you’re still a freaking rat.” MIKE TYSON, In The Times, Dec 26.2000
“I never think of physical fighting. It’s always spiritual. Fighting is spiritual.” MIKE TYSON, Citizens Of Peace Magazine Interview, mag.citizensofhumanity.com. December 14, 2015
“Common sense is so very simple but very difficult to grasp.” MIKE TYSON, Interview with Earl Sweatshirt, mag.citizensofhumanity.com. December 14, 2015.
“Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent.” MIKE TYSON, “ Tyson 20 years down the line” by Gareth A Davies, www.telegraph.co.uk. November 22, 2006.
“I have the same malice in my heart as far as the fight game is concerned, but outside the ring, I won’t say anything a dignified man won’t say.” MIKE TYSON, Interview with Robert E. Johnson, Ebony, p. 78, September 1995
“I can talk about humility, but I’m not humble. I mean, if you say, I’m humble, you’ve just contradicted yourself. But I’m trying to be, man, I’m trying so hard.” MIKE TYSON, Mike Tyson interview: The iron man melts” by Ivan Solotaroff, www.theguardian.com. December 4, 2010.
“Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.” MIKE TYSON
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Mike Tyson Facts
Mike Tyson’s father left the family when he was just 2 years old. This led to financial crises in the family. He has one elder brother, Rodney, and an elder sister, Denise, who died in 1990.
In his childhood, he was often a soft target of bullying. To overcome this, he started street fighting, which resulted in criminal activity. He was arrested around 38 times till he reached 13.
When Tyson was in prison in his younger days, boxing legend
Muhammad Ali visited him and guided him to start a career in boxing and gave him the right direction.
His mother, Lorna Tyson, died of cancer in 1982, after which
Cus D’Amato, his boxing coach, became his legal guardian.
In 1997, he
bit boxer Evander Holyfield’s ear in a heavyweight championship fight. He was disqualified, and Holyfield was declared the winner. This incident posted a black mark on his sportsmanship.
In 1991, Mike Tyson was charged for raping a Miss Black America contestant. He was arrested and imprisoned for 6 years but was released after 3 years.
He has unusual pet likings. He has 3 Royal Bengal Tigers, on which he spends around $4000 every month. He is well known for his deep love for pigeons.
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