Mike Tyson is one of the most influential boxers of all time. In his prime, Tyson was a force to be reckoned with due to his intimidating aura and explosive power. His controversial lifestyle is said to be a staple in boxing. However, the 56-year-old had denounced his past and is now living a life of peace and luxury. The retired fighter makes a lot of media appearances as well as hosts his podcast. He is witnessed providing his opinions on several topics, including the current state of boxing.
In an interview on ‘SHOWtime Sports’ Mike Tyson talked about modern-day boxing. He gave his opinion on the politics that the sport suffers. And the former heavyweight champion also went on to compare the old days in boxing. ‘Iron’ seemed to be passionate on the subject and claimed a few things that received praise from fans.
“Boxing and fighting started in the gutter,” said Mike Tyson. He continued, “I don’t care if it’s celebrity now, that’s where it comes from.” “This is entrepreneurship now. This is not about my ego, how tough I am. This is a thinking man’s sport. It’s not a tough guy’s sport. Tough guys are gonna end up talking funny at the end of the day and do nothing. You have to look at it like a business and be entrepreneurs,” said Mike Tyson referencing the current business of the sport.
During Tyson’s prime, heavyweight boxing thrived. The former heavyweight champion feels as if there are no actions implemented in modern-day boxing. However, the business of the sport had always witnessed corruption and politics regardless of time.
Mike Tyson’s savage response to Jake Paul about Conor McGregor
On the ‘Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson‘ podcast, Jake Paul talked about fighting Conor McGregor. ‘The Problem Child’ took his opportunity to call out ‘The Notorious’ for ‘dodging’ him. Following his tirade, the retired heavyweight champion gave a chilling response to the YouTuber that received huge praise for Tyson.
Jake Paul said, “I called out Conor McGregor while the whole entire world was watching. He’s fighting a guy, Dustin Poirier, who’s 5’9, 155 pounds who he TKO’d already in one round. He’s fighting him again, why?” Paul was bothered about McGregor’s fighting ventures. However, Mike Tyson took the opportunity to call him out on the spot. “You know Conor is not afraid of you right?” replied Tyson.
This interaction was clipped and has now garnered over a million views on all social media platforms. Despite calling him out several times, Conor McGregor is yet to respond to Jake Paul. ‘The Problem Child’ is set to take on UFC fighter Nate Diaz for his next boxing venture.
Sunil is a visual communication student who passionately follows Boxing and MMA. As a boxing historian, he got into the sport watching fighters like Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran. He had also previously worked for service firm industries as a Content Writer and Social media manager.
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