This clip is a few days old, but it’s too good not to share. Mike Tyson is afraid of Mike Tyson. He won’t jog, he won’t lift, he won’t do anything that physically reminds him of boxing because he’s afraid his ego will get too big and he’ll revert back to his old self. What a terrifying way to live your life. Just constantly afraid you’re going to go off the deep end and wind up in your underwear with a Bengal Tiger for a pet.
Credit to him for having that kind of self awareness. The guy spent his entire life on the verge of self destruction and finally seems to have it figured out. Here’s what he said about forgetting the old Mike, “In order to arrive to that next chapter in life, you have to forget the chapter that came before and focus on that chapter that’s in front of you.” To put that in perspective he also said, “I’ll fuck you till you love me you f****t.
For the record, the second half of this clip is what Joe was talking about when he said he saw Mike hitting the bag a few weeks ago.
You can listen to the rest of the interview HERE if you want to hear more. If not, here’s a compilation of the best Mike Tyson interview moments. Enjoy.