Mike Tyson cried before boxing matches out of fear.
To say that Mike Tyson has caused many journalists to run crying to the studio bathroom would be an understatement. Maybe they even groaned as they walked away.
Mike Tyson is and was as tough as he sounds. There is no doubt about that. Historically, he was also a top-tier boxer, but he seems to get even more honest as time goes on.
As it turned out, he is no longer scolding the journalists who ask him the tough questions. Now he’s being honest about his emotions, specifically when he was boxing, and he’s definitely raising some eyebrows.
He sat down with three-weight world champion Claressa Shields at the Hotboxin podcast and declared that he would cry before the big fights.
“It is who I am. I’m pretty scared and scared, actually I think ‘I’m going to do something bad to this guy that his family is not going to like.’ So I’m really guilty and I feel really bad in the end, that’s how I fight.
I always cry before I fight, it’s just who I am. I’m preparing to become someone I don’t like. It brought jealousy, envy, guilt, it brought many things. Nobody put that together, that’s what I was, all that was wrong was that guy. All I remember from my past, my mother, my family, was that guy. It took a lot for him to cut himself, it’s my ego, he doesn’t want to go. “
Judging from those statements, we now have a completely different image of the boxer that we have seen over the years.
However, I doubt he will cry if the fight between him and Logan Paul happens, but you never know.