Boxing Grand Mike Tyson Photo: VCG
Boxing Grand Mike Tyson says he has learned to protect this “child always in me” while preparing to return to the ring for An exhibition with Roy Jones JR Saturday.
The former 54-year-old heavyweight champion should fight for the first time in 15 years when he meets the four-division world champion, 51, at the center of Staples in Los Angeles.
“Iron Mike,” speaking to the boxing promoter Eddie beyond his BBC podcast “no passion, no point,” said he did not want to think about where he would be without the sport.
The American, imprisoned in 1992 for rape, also paid tribute to his Amato Cus coach to give him moral advice.
“This kid is still in me,” he said.
“Now I know how to treat it, how to protect it. I did not protect it when I went to prison and all that kind of things crazy.
The best thing it can Arrive at any young man or woman is to have a diligent role model that cares about it.
“Feelings must be mutual. Your goal must be to make them happy – to be the man you need.
“Just think where I would be without boxing. I do not even want to think of what I would be without this beautiful sport. “
Tyson terrorized the heavyweight division from 1986 to 1990, but he said to become the 20-year-old 20-year-old world champion has come too early for him.
Apart from his prison sentence he beaten medicines and lost the fortune he won in the ring.
“The best time of my life was probably just that, I won the title,” said Tyson. “When I won the title, he’s tricky. It was not the right time for me.
“I had too many emotional vampires around me.”
The two men rejected the criticism that the fight on the map Saturday, which will be put in place more eight two-minute rounds, is a “act of circus”.
Tyson declared that he did not look like the man who was beaten by an Irish companion Kevin McBride at his last fight in Washington in 2005.
Jones’ last struggle arrived in 2018, with a decUnanimous Ision on the Scott Sigmon cruise weight.
Tyson predicted a complete wood contest.
“I think Roy can handle slap a little,” he says.
“It’s going to be really hot in this kitchen.”
Tyson bearded in movies since his retro. The Ringtone and says he’s in a good place now.
“I live in a responsible manner, being present,” he said.
“That’s what it’s about me now.”
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