Iron Mike Tyson showed the touching side of him, breaking down in tears during the last interview he gave. The former heavyweight world champion spoke on the occasion of a podcast recorded in Saudi Arabia in the company of John, father of Tyson Fury, holder of the WBC heavyweight world title since 2020.
The man has always revered Mike, to the point of calling his son after his idol. Hwe explained: "I've seen this man since he first turned pro in early 1985, haven't you Mike? I've seen everything he's done. I had no money, no electricity, no running water, all I had was it was a petrol generator you had to pull a string to make it work.
I used to get up at ten past three in the morning, start my generator, ready for this guy's rock and roll. I've spent my whole life admiring him and I was sorry for him at the same time that Cus died. I looked at these doctors and I said: listen to these words.
He's not only going to live. He's going to be six feet tall, and he's going to be the next heavyweight champion of the world, and his name is Tyson. " Tyson asked for the cameras to be turned off, collapsing in tears, and subsequently saying, "He was like a father to you, wasn't he? My heart got heavy.
I got a lump in my throat. I thought, you know what ?If he can come here and meet us, we could be his brothers, father could be his father and take care of him."
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About Mike Tyson
Tyson is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, heavyweight world champion from 1986 to 1990, with a brief spell in 1996.
Among the most recognizable and paid athletes of the eighties and nineties, despite the low height for the heavyweight category, and thanks to his remarkable technique and physicality, he was one of the most effective and fearsome hunters in history.
In 1986, at the age of 20, 4 months and 22 days, he took the WBC crown against Trevor Berbick, becoming the youngest heavyweight champion of the world, a record that still remains unbeaten. A year later he also won the WBA and IBF titles, becoming the undisputed champion and the first heavyweight to unify the world championships.
In 1988 he became linear champion when he KO'd Michael Spinks in 91 seconds. He defended his belts on nine occasions, before being knocked out by Buster Douglas in what was termed one of the greatest surprises in the history of the sport.
In 1992 he was charged with rape of Desiree Washington and sentenced to 6 years in prison. During his detention he converted to Islam and took the Islamic name of Malik Abdul Aziz. Released in 1995, he made his return to the ring and in 1996 won the WBA and WBC titles by defeating Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon by KO respectively.
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