Mike Tyson has been connected to the sport of boxing for a long time. Tyson became a professional at the age of 18. From starting to box at thirteen to becoming the heavyweight champion at 20, the former heavyweight champion has had a life like no other. And, with all his experience inside the boxing ring, it is safe to say that ‘Iron Mike’ knows a thing or two about the sweet science. Notably, his retirement never meant that he would be completely disassociated from the sport that gave him so much. He has been keenly noticing every little development in boxing.
Mike Tyson was recently invited to ESPN’s ESPY Award event. And, while at the event, the former champion revealed how he feels being part of such a prestigious event. He opened up about what he thinks of the sport’s current condition. And, he shared a piece of advice for all the fighters in the sport.
Mike Tyson believes “fighters should fight more”
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While making his way through the red carpet at the event, Mike Tyson was stopped by an interviewer from ESPN who had some questions for the 57-year-old. The interviewer asked Tyson how much he enjoyed the sport as a fan after his retirement. Tyson responded, “Listen, I brought my daughter with me. This is a vacation came back from Europe and taking it all in.”
The interviewer further asked the former champion if he is happy with the current state of the sport. And Tyson responded by saying that he was happy with what is happening in boxing. But, he had a suggestion to make for all the fighters in the sport. He added, “Fighters should fight more with the toughest competition. That’s the only thing.”
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The current state of the “Fight Game” seems to have received a green light from the boxing legend. But Tyson wants the top fighters in the game to fight the best out there and give the fans what they want. Moreover, Tyson has also been bestowed with noteworthy sporting accolades for his achievements inside the ring.
Mike Tyson and his awards
It is safe to say that Mike Tyson does not need any awards to cement his legacy as one of the greatest ever to tighten their gloves. Tyson won the Sugar Ray Robinson Award in 1987. Years after that, Tyson was inducted into the boxing hall of fame. Adding his name alongside some of the greatest in the sport.