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Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson

Alternately unbeatable and bizarre, boxer Mike Tyson was boxing's most controversial fighter since Muhammad Ali. He was the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987-1990, thought at one time to be impossible to beat. He won his first title at the age of 20. He lost to Buster Douglas in 1990, then was jailed on rape charges for three years, before making his comeback in 1996. His res…

Date of Birth: June 30, 1966


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Mike Tyson

"Fear is your best friend or your worst enemy. It's like fire. If you can control it, it can cook for you; it can heat your house. If you can't control it, it will burn everything around you and destroy you. If you can control your fear, it makes you more alert, like a deer coming across the lawn." Mike Tyson
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"When you're a great finisher, you'll become popular. Joe Louis was a great finisher. So was Ray Robinson. Ray Leonard. They got a man in trouble and they threw everything they had at him. Bring him down." Mike Tyson
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"Lennox Lewis, I'm coming for you man. My style is impetuous. My defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children. Praise be to Allah!" Mike Tyson
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"Now I'm here. Imagine if I'd kept screwing around those six years. I'd have been in the same place I was. In jail. Or dead. One of those." Mike Tyson
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"I'm not going to keep boxing. It's part of my past and now I want to live my life." Mike Tyson
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"I feel like Rip Van Winkle." Mike Tyson
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"I paid a worker at New York's zoo to re-open it just for me and Robin [Tyson's wife]. When we got to the gorilla cage there was 1 big silverback gorilla there just bullying all the other gorillas. They were so powerful but their eyes were like an innocent infant. I offered the attendant $10,000 to open the cage and let smash that silverback's snotbox! He declined." Mike Tyson
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"Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth." Mike Tyson
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"You're smart too late and old too soon. I just got caught up in that suction cup. I feel like Rip Van Winkle right now." Mike Tyson
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"I don't react to a tragic happening any more. I took so many bad things as a kid and some people think I don't care about anything. It's just too hard for me to get emotional. I can't cry no more." Mike Tyson
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"I think the average person thinks I'm a nut and I deserve whatever happens to me. That's what I believe." Mike Tyson
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"I was drinking every day, fighting guys on the street, hanging out with bizarre women. But those days are gone. That guy is dead." Mike Tyson
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"You [Razor Ruddock] are sweet. I'm going to make sure you kiss me good with those big lips. I'm gonna make you my girlfriend." Mike Tyson
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"[Tyson finally struck back when an older boy tried to steal one of the pigeons he was raising.] I don't know what possessed me to fight, but it was my first fight and I kicked the living crap out of him, ... When I started hitting him, I was loving it. I let so much frustration out." Mike Tyson
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"Without discipline, no matter how good you are, you are nothing! One day, and I might not be around, you're going to meet a tough guy who takes your best shot. He'll keep coming because he's tough. Don't get discouraged. That's when the discipline comes in." Mike Tyson
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"Anyone with a grain of sense would know that if I punched my wife I would rip her head off. It's all lies. I have never laid a finger on her." Mike Tyson
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"[He] called me a 'rapist' and a 'recluse.' I'm not a recluse." Mike Tyson
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"My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person." Mike Tyson
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"[Tyson didn't either. It was not the result of some exchange but simply a straight shot at an unprotected chin. It happened so quickly that Tyson was surprised to see Botha go down.] I thought he must have quit, ... I didn't even know I'd thrown it." Mike Tyson
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"[Tyson and Ruddock wasted no time testing each other. Before the opening bell Ruddock bounced around the ring, seemingly eager to begin, while Tyson eyed his foe with a small smile.] I don't try to intimidate anybody before a fight, ... That's nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them." Mike Tyson
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"I don't have the guts to stay in this sport anymore." Mike Tyson
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