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The story of Mike Tyson is one that has been told many times before, but the message it conveys to audiences will always be important. A child from Brooklyn who was a victim of abuse and neglect, he turned his life around and became arguably the most successful boxer ever.

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About Mike Tyson

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June 30, 1966

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Sometimes, the people we invest the most time in disappoint us the most. โ€” Mike Tyson

I could have knocked him out in the 3rd round but I wanted to do it slowly, So he would remember this night for a long time. โ€” Mike Tyson

Yes, time flies. And where did it leave you? Old too soon…smart too late. โ€” Mike Tyson

I did my time for the rape. I paid my money to Las Vegas. I paid my dues. โ€” Mike Tyson

sometimes the people we invest the most time in disappoint us the most Mike Tyson quote

Every great general and warrior from the beginning of time was high. โ€” Mike Tyson

Another thing that freaks me out is time. Time is like a book. You have a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s just a cycle. โ€” Mike Tyson

Every time there’s a revolution, it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing. โ€” Mike Tyson

I’m scared every time I go into the ring, but it’s how you handle it. What you have to do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say, ‘Let’s go.’ โ€” Mike Tyson

These books ain’t window dressing. I think Machiavelli’s the most sophisticated writer outside of Shakespeare. Way ahead of his time. Such a manipulative person. Everything he accomplished he did by kissin’ ass. โ€” Mike Tyson

yes time flies and where did it leave you old too soon smart too late Mike Tyson quote

Fighting is endurance, knocking a guy out in 10 seconds is not fighting, its beating him to the punch. But when you put in that time, that is fighting because you are thinking โ€” Mike Tyson

If he’s not dead, it doesn’t count. โ€” Mike Tyson

I ain’t the same person I was when I bit that guy’s ear off. โ€” Mike Tyson


I feel bad about my outlook, how I feel about people and society, and that I’ll never be part of society the way I should. โ€” Mike Tyson


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I feel like sometimes that I was not meant for this society. โ€” Mike Tyson

i feel like sometimes that i was not meant for this society Mike Tyson quote

You can’t be disturbed by anything. There’s no emotion involved. You can’t feel sorrow, you can’t feel pity, there’s nothing you feel. The job has to be done. โ€” Mike Tyson

I want to throw down your kid and stomp on his testicles, and then you will know what it is like to experience waking up everyday as me. And only then will you feel my pain. โ€” Mike Tyson

The ability to apply the discipline, the ability to do what needs to be done no matter how he feels inside, in my opinion, is the definition of a true professional. โ€” Mike Tyson

I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It’s ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm. โ€” Mike Tyson

I’m a nut case, but that is what I believe. โ€” Mike Tyson


The most important thing in the world for show business, really, you know everything’s a highโ€“tech business, but what people want now is what they can’t getโ€“exclusivity. โ€” Mike Tyson

My intentions were not to fascinate the world with my personality. โ€” Mike Tyson

The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world. โ€” Mike Tyson

Most fighters are the most humble people in the world because they’ve gotten their ass kicked before. โ€” Mike Tyson

Treat the world the way you want to be treated. โ€” Mike Tyson

my intentions were not to fascinate the world with my personality Mike Tyson quote

Cus was a strong believer that in your mind you had to be the entity that you wanted to be. If you wanted to be heavyweight champion of the world, you had to โ€” Mike Tyson

You have to have a bunch of dimensions [of yourself]. You have to be able to adapt in this world. You can’t be a nice guy living in a world of savages. โ€” Mike Tyson

As human beings, nobody gets out of this world free. We all have to do some suffering before we leave. โ€” Mike Tyson

Whatever you want, especially when you’re striving to be the best in the world at something, there’ll always be disappointments, and you can’t be emotionally tied to them, because they’ll break your spirit. โ€” Mike Tyson

My father was a pimp before he became a deacon or something. These people know how to handle women. I’m the worst guy in the world with women. They run circles around me. โ€” Mike Tyson

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If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me? โ€” Mike Tyson

Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but nonetheless doing it like you love it. โ€” Mike Tyson

Quoting Cus D’Amato) Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but do it like you love it. โ€” Mike Tyson

If you don’t do it for passion and love, the emotional outcome will be disastrous. โ€” Mike Tyson

I’m in trouble because I’m normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don’t like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself. โ€” Mike Tyson

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People love you when you’re successful, but if you’re not, who really cares about you? โ€” Mike Tyson

Destroy or be destroyed! I just love that way of life! โ€” Mike Tyson

A good fighter needs to be diligent, committed and disciplined doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it. โ€” Mike Tyson

Any man can do what he has to do. But doing it like you love it? That is what takes it to a whole different level. A champion does it like he loves it, even when he doesn’t. โ€” Mike Tyson

Whatever my situation, I’m a strong disciplinarian; I can do what I hate to do but do it like I love it. โ€” Mike Tyson

I don’t care how much you love each other, if you have secrets, it’ll never work. That’s why she’s your loved one, because it’s the love of one. Togetherness, you are one. โ€” Mike Tyson

Anything that helps pay the bills, I love it. Anything that makes people happy, I’m happy with that. โ€” Mike Tyson

When you see me smash somebody’s skull, you enjoy it. โ€” Mike Tyson


I felt the same fear in my first fight as I did in my last fight. It never goes away. โ€” Mike Tyson

I just want to do what I do best, and that’s fight. I love it. โ€” Mike Tyson

i felt the same fear in my first fight as i did in my last fight it never goes away Mike Tyson quote

I didn’t come from a household where my mother dragged me outside and said, ‘You’d better fight.’ My mother wouldn’t let me fight. I was not an aggressive kid. โ€” Mike Tyson

We all have struggles in life but we have to continue to fight. โ€” Mike Tyson

All praise is to Allah, I’ll fight any man, any animal, if Jesus were here I’d fight him too. โ€” Mike Tyson

I’m a bad guy. But if I was a good guy, nobody would want to pay to see me fight. โ€” Mike Tyson

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It’s unnatural to fight somebody who has nothing against you and never did anything to you or to your family, who never stole anything from you. And now you’ve got to go and try to dismantle this guy. โ€” Mike Tyson

i just want to do what i do best and that s fight i love it Mike Tyson quote

One day some guy is going to get a billionโ€“dollar fight. โ€” Mike Tyson

Everyone that you fight is not your enemy and everyone who helps you is not your friend. โ€” Mike Tyson

I don’t try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That’s nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them. โ€” Mike Tyson

I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day. โ€” Mike Tyson

I have the same malice in my heart as far as the fight game is concerned, but outside the ring, I won’t say anything a dignified man won’t say. โ€” Mike Tyson

we all have struggles in life but we have to continue to fight Mike Tyson quote

I just love to fight. I like to hurt people. I haven’t lost that. I didn’t lose it when I first got a bit of wealth and I haven’t lost it now. The nature of my business is to hurt people. โ€” Mike Tyson

What was most important was the knowledge [aspect] of the fight. I learned this early on and just told myself to ‘upgrade my mind.’ That’s just what I wanted to do my whole life. โ€” Mike Tyson

When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out his heart and show it to him. โ€” Mike Tyson

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I never look at a high point in my career. Everyone thinks about the Spinks fight, but that fight only lasted 91 seconds, so it’s hard to say it defined my career. โ€” Mike Tyson

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I’ll fight anybody my trainer puts me in with because I’m confident I can beat any fighter in the world. If anybody can see I’m almost a master at evading punches coming at me. โ€” Mike Tyson

I can’t change myself. I’m Mike Tyson. I’m a regular kid from the getto striving to do something positive with myself. I happen to fight well. โ€” Mike Tyson

For this fight my blood, my soul, everything was on the line. โ€” Mike Tyson

I can quit boxing now and practically go into any kind of business and I’ll be successful just as well as I was in boxing. โ€” Mike Tyson


I never think of physical fighting. It’s always spiritual. Fighting is spiritual. โ€” Mike Tyson

i never think of physical fighting it s always spiritual fighting is spiritual Mike Tyson quote

There’s nothing like being young, and happy, and fighting. โ€” Mike Tyson

Fighting is not physical, fighting is spiritual. It’s the determination and the will in the guy. โ€” Mike Tyson

Fighting is a sport if you’re not humble it’s going to bring humbleness to you. โ€” Mike Tyson

The U.S. prostitutes are fighting with everybody, shooting at everybody. It’s like dating a gangbanger. โ€” Mike Tyson

People relate to fighters so much because fighting reflects life. โ€” Mike Tyson

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You can’t give kids a fighting chance if you don’t give them a fighting mind. โ€” Mike Tyson

Even though I heard him say he doesn’t believe, cuz’ that’s why from watching Ali gave me the great deal of confidence and deepโ€“down inner belief to believe there’s no man fighting that could beat me. โ€” Mike Tyson

On stage it’s just a wild settingโ€“we have a big screenโ€“hecklers, I’m fighting. It’s entertainment, but I want to pierce [the audience’s] souls and have them think about what I have to say. โ€” Mike Tyson


I know why they don’t like me because they want the money I have. โ€” Mike Tyson

Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used. โ€” Mike Tyson

i know why they don t like me because they want the money i have Mike Tyson quote

I can inspire people on how to use money, how to get economically powerful. โ€” Mike Tyson

Boxing brought me money and fame, but it never brought me no happiness. โ€” Mike Tyson

Everybody in America is so moneyโ€“hungry. It’s like a rat race and even when you win you’re still a freaking rat. โ€” Mike Tyson

Money is my God. If you think God will help you then quit your job and see how much he cares. โ€” Mike Tyson

What really amazed me was when I sent a suit out for cleaning, forgetting that $700 was in the pocket. They sent the suit back to me. If that happened in New York, both money and suit would be gone. โ€” Mike Tyson

our money is bait money and bait money is not to be used Mike Tyson quote

It’s good to be successful and have financial status but if you’re only gonna live for the money, you’re only gonna reach a certain status and I’m in there for greatness and peace of mind. โ€” Mike Tyson

I used to have lots of tigers. I had all sorts of exotic pets when I had some money. Before I was broke, I had everything. Pigeons and vultures, lions, tigers, and bears. I had it all. โ€” Mike Tyson

King has big offices, houses, and he pays his fighters a lot of money. An, because he’s black, the FBI figures he must be doing something crooked. โ€” Mike Tyson


You have to be a friend to yourself. You know, ’cause if you’re not a friend to yourself, you’re an enemy to yourself and if someone’s a friend of everybody they are an enemy to themselves. โ€” Mike Tyson

Sometimes during a relationship, a friendship, a friend’s gonna have to prove they’re your friend, and you’re gonna have to prove you’re their friend. โ€” Mike Tyson

In order to be a friend to anybody, you have to be a friend to yourself. If you’re not a friend to yourself, there’s no way you’re gonna have any friends. โ€” Mike Tyson

I’m a good friend, but I’m a hell of an enemy. As your enemy, I want your demise. When I feel that in my heart it burns till I die. โ€” Mike Tyson

One of my friends once saw another guy’s (criminal) record and said, ‘Look, this guy is a born troublemaker, just a loser.’ I had to tell him, ‘No, that’s my recordโ€“and it doesn’t include my juvenile history.’ โ€” Mike Tyson

Fear is your best friend or your worst enemy. It’s like fire. If you can control it, it can cook for you; it can heat your house. If you can’t control it, it will burn everything around you and destroy you. โ€” Mike Tyson

I’m the best ever. I’m the most brutal and vicious, the most ruthless champion there has ever been. No one can stop me. Lennox is a conqueror? No! He’s no Alexander! I’m Alexander! I’m the best ever. โ€” Mike Tyson

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