Mike Tyson: It's Hard To Get Love When You're Suffering - FOX 35 News Orlando

Mike Tyson: It's Hard To Get Love When You're Suffering

Posted: Updated:

Mike Tyson is dying...or at least the former version of him is. The former heavyweight champ got emotional talking to Steve and Maria about the demons he's battled over the years while promoting his upcoming series on Fox Sports 1, "Being: Mike Tyson".

"That guy is dying...he's not dead yet but he's dying. I put in the work. It's an everyday process, it's not going to end overnight. I'm gonna deal with this problem for the rest of my life, till I die. I'm gonna have to work on this."

Steve asked Tyson about how he feels about being loved, then hated, and now being loved again. His answer was as subtle as one of his punches. "I just know they can't love you only when you're doing good. They have to love you when you're suffering as well and it's hard to get love when you're suffering."

Tyson told Steve and Maria that one of the things that keeps him on the right path is his family...especially his kids. "I don't want to give my children what my parents gave me. I don't want my children having no aspects of what I had when I was a kid because it wasn't really too positive. I didn't have a really functional mother and father...they were part of the problem." How does he rate himself as a father? "You can have all the wealth in the world...just have everything, but the example is not right. This is not an easy task. I'm not going to come on television and say I'm the ultimate dad, this is very difficult stuff...especially when you have forceful kids...they're not afraid of "Mike Tyson".

So how does he think "Iron Mike" would fare against the boxers of today? "I'm not being offensive I'm not being egotistical. Clean fighting, no drugs, food and water....the basics and I think I could beat almost anybody. I think I'd put my life that I could."

Fun Facts About Mike Tyson:

  • Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years old.
  • He won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 of them in the first round.
  • Tyson was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successively unify them.
  • He has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Being: Mike Tyson premieres Sunday, September 22nd on FOX Sports One.

You can follow Mike on Twitter: @MikeTyson

 

  • The Latest From Good Day LAMore>>

  • Graceland: An Anniversary Of Rock n' Roll Exhibit

    Graceland: An Anniversary Of Rock n' Roll Exhibit

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:42:31 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] We celebrate the 60th anniversary of rock and roll. A new exhibit at Graceland honoring the anniversary features a selection of historic artifacts from the king of rock and roll himself.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] We celebrate the 60th anniversary of rock and roll. A new exhibit at Graceland honoring the anniversary features a selection of historic artifacts from the king of rock and roll himself.
  • Alicia Silverstone: The Kind Mama

    Alicia Silverstone: The Kind Mama

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:32:11 GMT
    Alicia Silverstone's new book, "The Kind Mama" is a follow up to her hugely successful book "The Kind Diet" which was a #1 New York Times bestseller.
    Alicia Silverstone's new book, "The Kind Mama" is a follow up to her hugely successful book "The Kind Diet" which was a #1 New York Times bestseller.
  • Mar Yvette's Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup: Chaser Brand, Easter At The Grove & Provenance Newport Beach

    Weekend Roundup: Chaser Brand, Easter At The Grove & Provenance Newport Beach

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:23:09 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] FOX 11's food and fun expert Mar Yvette searches the Los Angeles area for some of the best places to eat, drink, shop and have a great time.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] FOX 11's food and fun expert Mar Yvette searches the Los Angeles area for some of the best places to eat, drink, shop and have a great time.
  • Celebrity InterviewsCelebrity InterviewsMore>>

  • Alicia Silverstone: The Kind Mama

    Alicia Silverstone: The Kind Mama

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:32:11 GMT
    Alicia Silverstone's new book, "The Kind Mama" is a follow up to her hugely successful book "The Kind Diet" which was a #1 New York Times bestseller.
    Alicia Silverstone's new book, "The Kind Mama" is a follow up to her hugely successful book "The Kind Diet" which was a #1 New York Times bestseller.
  • Howie Mandel: My Intro Into Comedy Was Candid Camera

    Howie Mandel: My Intro Into Comedy Was Candid Camera

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:38:19 GMT
    Howie Mandel is the Executive Producer of the hidden-camera show ‘Deal With It', in which contestants can win big money if they do as they're instructed by a secret off-camera voice.
    Howie Mandel is the Executive Producer of the hidden-camera show ‘Deal With It', in which contestants can win big money if they do as they're instructed by a secret off-camera voice.
  • DJ Cotrona & Zane Holtz: From Dusk Till Dawn

    DJ Cotrona & Zane Holtz: From Dusk Till Dawn

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:38:03 GMT
    DJ Cotrona and Zane Holtz play the bank-robbing Gecko brothers on ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.'
    DJ Cotrona and Zane Holtz play the bank-robbing Gecko brothers on ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.'
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices