When He Was Above 400 Pounds, Mike Tyson, Now 56, Revealed To The World His “Biggest” Health Fear


The most recent edition of Mike Tyson’s podcast Hotboxin with Mike was hosted by him. Ryan Garcia, a lightweight prodigy, served as the episode’s guest, and Sebastian Joseph-Day served as the co-host.

The group was heard discussing Garcia’s upcoming fight. as well as their personal lives.

Mike Tyson discusses his greatest phobia
The 56-year-old Tyson said during a conversation that he formerly struggled with obesity. He continued by going into depth about his uncontrollable eating patterns at the time.

Tyson then shed light on taking control of his life. He said, “I said hey, I gave that up. I felt myself dying. You know I know what it’s like. I’ve been 400 pounds before.”

Moreover, he called obesity his biggest fear with regard to his health. Tyson said, “I had family members that died of obesity and stuff like that. I’m scared of that stuff, I stopped eating, I’m scared, I saw what people in my family went through. That’s my biggest fear. Obesity.”

Garcia and Day, on the other hand, also nodded in agreement. And mentioned that it was a reasonable fear.

‘Iron’ Mike talks about death
The recent times have seen ‘The Baddest Man on The Planet’ often open up about death.

In a podcast episode with Sean MacFarland, he said, “We are all going to die, one day, of course. When I look in the mirror, I see those little spots on my face. And say wow that my expiration date is coming close really soon.”

He said he has no concerns about the same thing. But he wished for a conscious death.

The boxing ring has been blessed by many greats over the history of the sport. Every boxer on the long list of greats is unique in some way. One of the greatest heavyweights of all time, Mike Tyson, talked about the magnificence of the former Welsh world champion on a recent episode of his podcast. Ryan Garcia, a lightweight professional boxer, joined Joe Calzaghe at that point. Calzaghe has won multiple world titles in two distinct weight divisions. Additionally, he is recognized as one of the fighters with the greatest versatility in history. In the podcast, Garcia and Tyson both expressed appreciation for Calzaghe. Garcia made a comment about the Welsh former boxer, but Tyson corrected him.

When Garcia made a remark Tyson did not like as the two boxing superstars were discussing the life of Calzarghe, the 56-year-old did not think twice to call the lightweight out on it.

Mike Tyson told Eminem that the secret to his success in boxing in the mid-1980s was coming from “humble beginnings.” He said: “To be the champ, I had to get beaten a couple times [in life].”


Later, Tyson said there were moments in his career where he did feel like a deity. He said his mentor and early boxing coach, Cus D’Amato, who was an older, white, New Yorker, elevated his own self-belief as a young black man.

“He never told me I was a n—–, that I was never going to make it, and he always said I was superior to everybody,” Tyson said. “He never put doubt in my mind that I was f—– up, even though I believed that. In my mind, I was a demi-God.”

Tyson’s irregular show brings in guests from combat sports, comedy, and music, and is a platform where he speaks honestly about his idols, motivations, and emotions.

The 53-year-old recently said he looked forward to death because living is a “struggle,” and, while crying in another episode, he said he “sometimes feels like a b—-” because he feels “empty” and misses being “an annihilator” in the ring.

Known for being the youngest heavyweight champion aged 20, Tyson’s thumping victories over Trevor Berbick, Larry Holmes, and Michael Spinks stand the test of time. They are also wins which Eminem said he’s seen many times.

“I’m such a huge f—— huge fan,” Eminem told Tyson. “I can’t even … I feel like a kid again. This is crazy. I’ve seen pretty much every documentary, every fight — I’ve seen. Everything that’s available. I’m humbled.”

Later in the show, Eminem told Tyson about his early struggles in life, enduring poverty in Detroit “with nowhere to go,” before he got his big break working alongside Dr. Dre.

Teary-eyed, he then said: “I just gotta say, bro … you are like a God to me. Bro … you done so much in your life, that’s just so crazy to be the heavyweight champion at 20 years old.”

Tyson told Eminem: “You’re not chipped liver yourself,” meaning he’s hardly worthless.

“I’m just saying, man, it takes a lot to be the champ,” Eminem said. “I remember seeing the first couple fights when I was younger when you were first starting to really pop. ‘Yo have you seen this guy Mike Tyson, he’s knocking mother-f—— out in like 10 seconds!’

“The first fight I saw was Trevor Berbick. You knocked him down three times with one punch! I was like, ‘What the f—?’ When you fight, somebody’s getting knocked out, it’s just a matter of what round.”



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