From his legendary boxing career to his undeniable charisma, he has always been known for his larger than life personality. However, he recognized the responsibility and love that comes with raising children and expressed the need for a change, not only in his own life but in the world around him.
Mike Tyson speaks candidly about the transformative power of fatherhood
The boxing legend was joined by his daughter Milan as he walked the red carpet at the 2023 ESPY Awards in Hollywood. In a candid chat with ET’s Nischelle Turner, the 57-year-old jokingly admitted that the 14-year-old was smitten by many other athletes besides him.
With a laugh, Tyson shared“She seems to think that so many other people are cooler than me.” When asked if his kids influenced him and changed his life, the star replied, “Hey, it’s about time.” “I have one Daughter I can’t be who I used to be, you know?” Things have to change.”
With an infectious smile, the ‘Hangover’ actor couldn’t hide his delight as he posed for photos with Milan and basked in the spotlight together. His multi-faceted personality is revealed as he transitions from his wild reputation in the ring to the easygoing character he embodies in his personal life.
Despite retiring from professional sports years ago, he has remained active, a testament to his ongoing passion for the sport. Amidst his active lifestyle, Tyson has embraced the cause To he is raising his six children – Mikey Lorna, Rayna, Amir, Miguel, Milan and Morocco.
While some of his children excelled in athletics, others found their passion in other career paths.
Mikey Lorna was born to Kimberly Scarborough and although their relationship was short-lived and they never married, the loving father remained close with his eldest child. Although she mostly keeps a low profile from the public eye, the 33-year-old occasionally shares a glimpse into her life on her Instagram page.
Rayna, on the other hand, the first child from his second marriage to Monica Turner, shares a similar penchant for privacy and does not maintain public social media profiles. Since graduating from New York University with a degree in film studies, her main focus has been a career in the film industry.
Meanwhile, Amir, the author’s second and last child with Turner, has shown exceptional dedication to his entrepreneurial pursuits, starting his own clothing company. The 25-year-old also graduated from American University in Washington, DC with a degree in broadcast journalism.
Tyson has two children from his relationship with Sol Xochitl: a son, Miguel, and a daughter, Exodus. The 21-year-old has shown a keen interest in music and has showcased his talent on multiple instruments. He also devotes his time to volunteering abroad for charitable causes.
After the tragic death of his daughter Exodus, the “Liger” star found love and comfort in Lakiha’ Kiki’ Spicer. Together they have two children named Milan and Morocco. The 14-year-old has shown a remarkable passion for sports, particularly professional tennis. At the same time, her younger brother shares Milan’s passion for the sport and shows remarkable talent for different disciplines.
The Iron Ambition author showed signs of deteriorating health
Last year, signs of the boxing legend’s aging became apparent when fans and members of the press caught a glimpse of the TV personality as he stepped out of a car. He supposedly He slowly made his way to the hotel where he was staying, limping badly and relying on a cane for support.
When concerns were raised, sources close to him were quick to reassure the public, noting that the Law and Order: SVU guest star had no serious injuries or health issues. They explained: “He’s struggling with an attack of sciatica. Nothing serious. An occupational hazard for an athlete like Mike.”
Given the many years he devoted to boxing, using a stick was a sensible and credible precaution. The news was undoubtedly a relief to his fans as Tyson had recently predicted his own death.
In a moment of vulnerability, he revealed on an episode of the “Hotboxin” podcast that after spotting “those little spots on my face,” he interpreted them as a sign of his impending mortality. The father of seven continued: “Wow. That means my expiry date is approaching very soon.”