Mike Tyson Cries As He Reflects On His Career, Says He ‘Hates’ His Old Self: Sometimes I Feel Like A B*tch
Legendary boxer Mike Tyson got emotional as he reflected on the success of his career.
He tearfully told his fellow iconic boxer Sugar Ray Leonard on a recent episode of his podcast Hotboxin with Mike Tyson,
“I know the art of fight, I know the art of war. That’s all I ever studied. That’s why they feared me when I was in the ring. I was an annihilator, that’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, cause I’m not that person no more. And I miss him. Sometimes I feel like a b**** because I don’t want that person to come out. Cause if he comes out, hell is coming with him. And it’s not funny at all… I hate that guy. I’m scared of him.”
He also said in the podcast,
“My insecurity, my guilt, my shame, all that stuff made me a savage. I didn’t have self-love so I showed it by acting like an animal. And you go through that and you learn a different way of life. Not saying that’s a bad way of life, that’s just not my way of life anymore. It’s not far from me, it’s just not how I want to conduct myself anymore.”
He also told Sugar Ray Leonard,
“We can’t stay on the road wondering why we’re disappointed with this part of our character. Look at all the beautiful parts of our characteristics that we got. I may be this, I may be that, I may be a criminal, I may have done this and that, but look how great I am. Look how beautiful I look. Look how many great men I’ve beaten. My name is Sugar Ray Leonard.”
Mike Tyson went on to joke,
“Everybody — they can’t stop when they see me. They have to say hi.”
See the full episode below.
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