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I Miss My Old Self – Mike Tyson

by Amadu Victor
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Tyson is regarded as one of the greatest boxers in history and he shook the heavyweight division during his prime, cited on Hotboxin’ podcast, Sportbible and Complex.com.

However, the 53-year-old revealed he missed being who he was, as the most feared man on the planet in the 80’s, but he does not want to live that kind of life anymore.

Tyson held the heavyweight championship at the age of 21, and brutalized opponents in the division before suffering his first loss to James Buster Douglas. “I know the art of fight, I know the art of war, that’s all I ever studied,” an emotional Tyson explained at the 14:00 moment of the podcast.


That’s why they feared me when I was in the ring, I was an annihilator. It’s all I was born for. 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. Because sometimes I feel like a b***h, because I don’t want that person to come out because if he comes out hell will come with him.

” He went on to say that he fears who he used to be, going so far to say that he “hates” who he was because he’s “scared of him.”

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