Mike Tyson has always admired Muhammad Ali publicly. “Iron” Mike has blasted through his opponents in the boxing ring since a young age. But his tenacious boxing style is contrary to the elegant style showcased by Muhammad Ali. Ali’s career and personal life significantly impacted Tyson, growing up, aspiring to be the best heavyweight boxer in the world.
1989 when Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Tyson came onto a talk show to meet the boxing legend and honor his greatness. Tyson stated, “I’m vain. I know I’m great, but can I tell you something? In this situation, every head must bow, every tongue must confess: this is the greatest of all time.“
Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson have inspired millions of people from various parts of the world. Although Tyson lived an entirely different lifestyle with drugs and money, Ali was a true protagonist by working for the underprivileged with his social activism and brilliance in the boxing ring.