On a recent episode of his podcast, Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, the 53-year-old recounted his career with guest Sugar Ray Leonard. Their conversation took an emotional turn when Tyson admitted he felt “empty” when he retired from the sport that made him an international superstar.
“I know the art of fighting. I know the art of war,” Tyson said. “That’s all I’ve ever studied. That’s why I’m so feared. That’s why they feared me when I was in the ring. I was an annihilator. That’s all I was born for.”
“That’s the reason why I’m crying, ’cause I’m not that person no more,” he tearfully added. “And I miss him.”