Former professional boxer Mike Tyson says he doesn’t fear the prospect of death and looks forward to dying.
Tyson disclosed that the thought of dying in the ring never scared him because if anyone was going to die, it would be him doing the killing.
The boxing legend reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and is known globally as one of the most dangerous boxers of all-time.
In a chat with The Sportsman, Tyson said:
“I knew there was a possibility that I could die during training, during a fight. I knew that. But I wasn’t scared because I thought if anybody was going to die, I would do the killing. That self-confidence was a survival mechanism.
But now, from my experience, from what I believe, the more I know about not existing, the more willing I am to die.”
When asked if he looked forward to death, the former sportsman replied: “Yeah. I don’t fear it.”
Speaking further, he commented:
“Living might be more complicated than dying to me. The belief of it. I don’t know if it’s true. Because living takes a lot of courage. Without the courage, you can’t handle living. Living is a journey, living is a struggle. People have everything and they still can’t do it, they struggle. We take ourselves too seriously.
We think we’re somebody. Who the f***? We’re nothing! We come from s***; we think we’re special! Fame is s***.”
During his time as a boxer, Tyson’s knockout power and intimidation factor made him the sport’s most dynamic box office draw.
He is married to Lakiha Spicer (his third marriage) and has seven children.
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