“I’m scared of that stuff”: Boxing legend Mike Tyson finally discloses his “biggest fear”

Mike Tyson has etched his name in boxing history as one of the scariest boxers of all time. Rarely had the fans seen him taking a back seat. Always on the up, always on the prowl, always on the hunt as an aggressor. However, the fiercest have fears as well. While Tyson had no demons in the ring, he does have a demon in his head. Tyson revealed that he is fearful of obesity as a cause of death.

The knockout maestro’s the latest episode of the podcast, Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson. Light phenomenon Ryan Garcia was a guest on the episode, and Sebastian Joseph Day was in attendance as co-host. The trio talked about Garcia’s upcoming fight and her personal life.

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Mike Tyson talked about his physical fears on his podcast with Ryan Garcia

Mike Tyson reveals his physical fears

At the time, 56-year-old Tyson confided in the fact that he was overweight. He went on to detail his runaway eating habits during this time. Tyson then shed light on taking control of his life, He promised to himself that he would give it up. The fearsome former boxer revealed that he weighed near about 400 pounds at that time.

He named obesity his biggest fear when it comes to health. Tyson said that he has family members who have died from obesity and other things. He claimed that he was scared of this. This has reached the point where he has stopped eating. He is afraid of what he has seen people in his family have gone through. Meanwhile, Garcia and Day also nodded in agreement, stating that it was a legitimate concern. They also talked about Garcia’s upcoming match with Gervonta Davis.


He also has concerns about Alzheimer’s. That is understandable given the history of head trauma in combat sports. Boxers and other fighters are at a higher risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain condition that has been linked to repeated head trauma.

In addition to staying physically active and eating a healthy diet, Tyson is also taking supplements and undergoing regular brain scans to monitor his cognitive function. He has also spoken out about the importance of protecting fighters from head trauma and ensuring that they receive the care and support they need after their careers are over.

Tyson’s concern about his health is not unique among retired fighters. Many boxers and MMA fighters have spoken out about the toll that their sport takes on their bodies and their minds, and the need for better medical care and support.

Despite his concerns about his health, ‘Iron Mike’ remains an icon of the sport of boxing and a beloved figure among fans. He has inspired countless fighters and has left an indelible mark on the world of combat sports.

In addition to his fighting career, Tyson has also dabbled in acting and has become a successful entrepreneur. He has his own cannabis company and has also launched a podcast, where he talks about a wide range of topics and interviews guests from various fields.

As Tyson continues to age, his health will undoubtedly be a concern for him and his fans. However, he has shown that he is taking proactive steps to protect himself and to raise awareness about the importance of brain health in combat sports.


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