44 Best Mike Tyson Quotes

Michael Gerard Tyson (Mike Tyson) is the former American professional boxer who was born on June 30, 1966. He is the record holder of becoming the youngest world heavyweight champion at age of 20 and also ruled as the undisputed world heavyweight champion. If we look at Tyson’s boxing career then he fought total 58 fights in which he won 50, lost 6, and 2 no contests are included in it.  After some Introduction now I am moving towards my topic which is Best Mike Tyson Quotes.

A List of 44 Best Mike Tyson Quotes on Fighting, Life, Motivation & Fear

Mike Tyson Quotes on Fighting

Wisdom Quotes by Mike Tyson

Best Mike Tyson Quotes

  1. “Everybody’s got plans… until they get hit.”
  2. “Discipline, doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it.”
  3. “Man is not mean to be humble, he’s meant to be humbled.”
  4. “Another thing that freaks me out is time. Time is like a book. You have a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s just a cycle.”
  5. “It doesn’t faze me what anyone says about me. It doesn’t matter what anyone says about me. I’m a totally different entity to what other people think. Michael and Tyson are two different people. I’m Tyson here.”
  6. “Fear is the greatest obstacle to learning. But fear is your best friend. Fear is like fire. If you learn to control it, you let it work for you. If you don’t learn to control it, it’ll destroy you and everything around you.”
  7. “As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.”
  8. “What if I failed and lost? I had been in a million fights on the streets”
  9. “I don’t understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don’t bother no one.”
  10. “I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day.”
  11. “I just want to do what I do best, and that’s fight. I love it.”
  12. “We live in a society where we basically live and strive on what people think about us. We’re more visual people so what we see is basically what we believe which is not necessarily true.”
  13. “I’ll fight anybody my trainer puts me in with because I’m confident I can beat any fighter in the world. If anybody can see I’m almost a master at evading punches coming at me.”
  14. “I don’t try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That’s nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.”
  15. “As long as I am breathing, your legacy will continue to live on. Our”
  16. “The ability to apply the discipline, the ability to do what needs to be done no matter how he feels inside, in my opinion, is the definition of a true professional.”
  17. “Mike Would Like to Thank: Cus D’Amato, my mentor, friend, and general. Because of you, my life has reached heights I could never have imagined. Without you, I don’t know where I would be today. My gratitude to you is immeasurable.”
  18. “Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.”
  19. “I had to persevere because this was my life. This championship, this was the stuff I dreamt of all my life, and I wasn’t gonna be denied.”
  20. “I just have this thing inside me that wants to eat and conquer. Maybe it’s egotistical, but I have it in me. I don’t want to be a tycoon. I just want to conquer people and their souls.”
  21. “My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.”
  22. “I’m sorry I let everybody down, I’m fighting just to pay my bills. I don’t have the stomach for this anymore… I don’t have the desire for it. I feel bad for the people… I wish they could get their money back.”
  23. “Whatever you want, especially when you’re striving to be the best in the world at something, there’ll always be disappointments, and you can’t be emotionally tied to them, cos’ they’ll break your spirit.”
  24. “I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.”
  25. “You think you know the difference between a hero and a coward, Mike? Well, there is no difference between a hero and a coward in what they feel. It’s what they do that makes them different. The hero and the coward feel exactly the same but you have to have the discipline to do what a hero does and to keep yourself from doing what the coward does.”
  26. “When you have something in life that you want to accomplish great, you have to be willing to give up your happiness…I’ve lost all my sensitivity as far as being embarrassed, being shy, you just have to lose that.”
  27. “It’s good to be successful and have financial status but if you’re only gonna live for the money, you’re only gonna reach a certain status and I’m in there for greatness and peace of mind.”
  28. “It’s interesting that you put me in the league with those illustrious fighters [Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Jack Johnson], but I’ve proved since my career I’ve surpassed them as far my popularity. I’m the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don’t believe it, check the cash register.”
  29. “The boxing’s the easy part. When you get into the ring to fight, that’s the vacation. But when you get in the gym, you have to do things over and over till you’re sore and deep in your mind you say, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore,’ I push that out of my mind.”
  30. “If they don’t have that extreme addict personality, you can never understand how a guy can blow 300 or 400 million dollars. If I have to live at the top of the world, I also have to live at the bottom of the ocean. I don’t know how to live in the middle of life.”
  31. “You can’t be disturbed by anything. There’s no emotion involved. You can’t feel sorrow, you can’t feel pity, there’s nothing you feel. The job has to be done.”
  32. “My style was impetuous, my defenses were impregnable, and I was ferocious.”
  33. “Everyone says “I wish I was in your shoes…”, the hundreds of people that wish they were in my shoes don’t know the tenth of it. If they were in my shoes they would cry like a baby.”
  34. “A man who was friendly with everyone was an enemy to himself.”
  35. “God is not going to send someone to hell for my mistakes. So God and I have to deal with my own salvation.”
  36. “I’m just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too.”
  37. “I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.”
  38. “Unfortunately, sometimes you can’t have fun accomplishing your goals. Sometimes people don’t have the determination, the will, the steadfastness, the tenacity, they give in under the slightest struggle.”
  39. “Everybody thinks this is a tough man’s sport. This is not a tough man’s sport. This is a thinking man’s sport. A tough man is gonna get hurt real bad in this sport.”
  40. “We wanna believe that we’re different than the average guy that’s working 9-to-5, that our thoughts are different than his. Our inspirations and desires are different than his, that’s why we succeed and he didn’t cos we wanna believe we’re different, but he just didn’t get the break that we had…or he wasted it on something else.”
  41. “I think the reality of prison is you don’t get anything unless you want it in there. Whatever happens to you in prison, this is what you asked for. Nothing happens to you if you don’t give that vibe.”
  42. “God lets everything happen for a reason. It’s all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.”
  43. “I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It’s ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.”
  44. “Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent.”

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