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Why Mike Tyson cried before every fight

Washington: 29 December 2021: Mike Tyson reigned supreme over the sport of boxing for a number of years, he was the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990 after all.
That being said, he has somewhat mellowed in his post-fighting years, from biting Evander Holyfield’s ear off to being reduced to tears in the presence of the legendary Muhammad Ali.“[I cried before fights] because I was pretty scared, and by being scared, I’m really going to do something bad to this guy that his family is not going to like. Then, I’m going to be really guilty and feel bad at the end.”
It is understandable as to why Tyson would fear causing his opponents harm, his hands were truly something else.
The speed and power he brought into the ring struck fear into anyone that dare cross him. This quote suggests that he himself feared what he was capable of, boxing isn’t a victimless sport after all.

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