Mike Tyson

(Michael Gerard Tyson)

Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson
  • Born: June 30, 1966
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Athlete

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Michael Gerard Tyson is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional fights by knockout or stoppage, 12 of them in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after stopping Trevor Berbick in the second round, and added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker in 1987. This made Tyson the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successively unify them.

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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. Time
Anyone with a grain of sense would know that if I punched my wife I would rip her head off. It's all lies. I have never laid a finger on her.
As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.
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. Time
Everybody's got plans... until they get hit.
God lets everything happen for a reason. It's all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Religion & God
Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people; greatness is being accepted by the people.
I ain't the same person I was when I bit that guy's ear off.
I can inspire people on how to use money, how to get economically powerful. Money, Coins & Minting
I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.
I did my time for the rape. I paid my money to Las Vegas. I paid my dues. Time ;Money, Coins & Minting
I don't react to a tragic happening any more. I took so many bad things as a kid and some people think I don't care about anything. It's just too hard for me to get emotional. I can't cry no more.
I don't try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That's nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.
I don't understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don't bother no one.
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. Society
I feel like sometimes that I was not meant for this society. Society
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.
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.
I just look around and say, I'm a mess. I don't know why I do things.
I just want to be humble at all times.
I just want to conquer people and their souls.
I just want to do what I do best, and that's fight. I love it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I know how hard it is to be a woman, especially a black woman.
I know I'm going to blow one day. My life is doomed the way it is. I have no future. Life ;Future
I know why they don't like me because they want the money I have. Money, Coins & Minting
I love to hit people. I love to. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I think I'll take a bath in his blood.
I think the average person thinks I'm a nut and I deserve whatever happens to me.
I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose, because I try to punch the bone into the brain.
I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children. Sports & Athletics
I was hoping he would get up so I could hit him again and keep him down.
If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me? Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'll go back and take what the people owe me.
I'm a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.
I'm a historian, and that freaks me out.
I'm a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me. Religion & God
I'm a nut case, but that is what I believe.
I'm going to gut you like a fish.
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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm just happy I'm not a phony.
I'm just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too. Life
I'm not Mother Teresa, but I'm not Charles Manson, either.
I'm not much for talking. You know what I do. I put guys in body bags when I'm right.
I'm the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don't believe it, check the cash register. Sports & Athletics ;History
It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading.
I've lived places these guys can't defecate in.
Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn't talk much. I never met him.
My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.
One day some guy is going to get a billion-dollar fight.
Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used. Money, Coins & Minting
People are going to say what they say. I know sometimes I say things; I offend people.
Quayle said the worst thing that happened to him was that he never trusted his own judgment. I said from now on I am going to go with my own judgment.
Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn't have a cent. Freedom & Liberty
Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.
Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters.
That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke.
That's what people respect, the fact that I wasn't a chump that laid on his back and gave up. Respect
The drug dealers, they sympathize with me. They see me as some sort of pathetic character.
The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration, for a way of thinking, because I don't have any particular goal in sight.
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.
When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.
When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are gonna kill him again.
When you see me smash somebody's skull, you enjoy it.
You can't stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.
You come home, and you party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative.

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