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Mike Tyson Quotes About Life, Funny, Social Media, Alexander, Money, Fear, Discipline & Boxing! Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson spent time in prison for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear in 1997. He grew up in a high-crime neighborhood; Mike Tyson was subject to a criminal underground from an early age. While he was 13 years old, he had been arrested more than a third of a dozen times and was sent to a juvenile correctional institution in Johnstown, New York, where he started to improve his boxing technique.

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D’Amato was a boxing coach who took Mike under his wing because he saw the future champion’s potential. Mike Tyson won two gold medals in the Junior Olympics in 1981 and 1982. Henry Tillman, who went on to win the gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, beat him twice as an amateur, including in the National Golden Gloves Championships that year. As an 18-year-old boxer, Mike Tyson made his professional debut.

In 1988, Tyson knocked out heavyweight champion Michael Spinks in 91 seconds, launching his career into the stratosphere of worldwide fame. He was able to defend his title nine more times successfully. On his second try at a return in 2006, he declared bankruptcy and withdrew from professional boxing.

The boxer was awarded to International Boxing Hall of Fame to commemorate his accomplishments. Tyson is well-known for his contentious conduct both inside and outside of the ring, and for a good reason. Without going into detail, let us say that Mike led a life that would make even the most vicious and legendary boxers seem as though they were saints in comparison.

Best Mike Tyson Quotes

1. “Confidence breeds success and success breeds confidence. Confidence applied properly surpasses genius.” – Mike Tyson

2. “The ability to apply the discipline, the ability to do what needs to be done no matter how he feels inside, in my opinion, is the definition of a true professional.” – Mike Tyson

3. “I’m the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don’t believe it, check the cash register.” – Mike Tyson

4. “You can’t be disturbed by anything. There’s no emotion involved. You can’t feel sorrow, you can’t feel pity, there’s nothing you feel. The job has to be done.” – Mike Tyson

5. “As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.” – Mike Tyson

6. “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.”- Mike Tyson

7. “I’ll fight anybody my trainer puts me in with because I’m confident I can beat any fighter in the world. If anybody can see I’m almost a master at evading punches coming at me.” – Mike Tyson

8. “In order to succeed greatly, you have to be prepared to fail greatly. If you can’t do both of them, you’ve got a problem.” – Mike Tyson

9. “You can’t be disturbed by anything. There’s no emotion involved. You can’t feel sorrow, you can’t feel pity, there’s nothing you feel. The job has to be done.” – Mike Tyson

10. “I just want to do what I do best, and that’s fight. I love it.” – Mike Tyson

11. “Whatever you want, especially when you’re striving to be the best in the world at something, there’ll always be disappointments, and you can’t be emotionally tied to them, because they’ll break your spirit.” – Mike Tyson

12. “My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I’m too sensitive a person.” – Mike Tyson

13. “I’m gonna make sure you talk about me, and your grandkids and kids after that gonna know about me…your great grandkids will say “wow, wasn’t that a bizarre individual?” –Mike Tyson

14. “You stand your ground and you perform your art. That’s what the artist does. The artist is about perfection.” – Mike Tyson

15. “Hard times fall upon everybody. Whatever it is, we’re going to get out of it.” – Mike Tyson

16. “Everyone says “I wish I was in your shoes…”, the hundreds of people that wish they were in my shoes don’t know the tenth of it. If they were in my shoes they would cry like a baby.”- Mike Tyson

17. “Most fighters are the most humble people in the world because they’ve gotten their ass kicked before.” – Mike Tyson

18. “I don’t try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That’s nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.” – Mike Tyson

19. “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.” – Mike Tyson

20. “Fighting is a sport if you’re not humble it’s going to bring humbleness to you.” – Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson quotes on determination and willpower

21. “Fighting is not physical, fighting is spiritual. It’s the determination and the will in the guy.” – Mike Tyson

22. “The closer I get to the ring, I’m more confident once I’m in the ring I’m a god no one can beat me.” – Mike Tyson

23. “I’m scared every time I go into the ring, but it’s how you handle it. What you have to do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say, ‘Let’s go.’” – Mike Tyson

24. “A good fighter needs to be diligent, committed and disciplined doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it.” – Mike Tyson

25. “Many times I quit boxing even before I became a professional boxer” – Mike Tyson

26. “Every win, regardless a good or bad one, gives you more confidence.” – Mike Tyson

27. “In order to be a friend to anybody, you have to be a friend to yourself. If you’re not a friend to yourself, there’s no way you’re gonna have any friends.” – Mike Tyson

28. “You come home, and you party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative.” – Mike Tyson

29. “God lets everything happen for a reason. It’s all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.” – Mike Tyson

30. “Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people; greatness is being accepted by the people.” – Mike Tyson

31. “We all have struggles in life but we have to continue to fight.” – Mike Tyson

32. “My power is discombobulating devastating. I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It’s ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.” – Mike Tyson

33. “Anger is my biggest enemy in life.” – Mike Tyson

34. “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.” – Mike Tyson

35. “There’s nothing wrong with making mistakes, just don’t make the same ones. We don’t want to duplicate them.” – Mike Tyson

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