Mike Tyson admits he failed to set good examples as a black man

Mike Tyson admits he failed to set good examples as a black man

Mike Tyson, former heavyweight world champion, has touched on his personal life regarding how he behaved.

The 53-year-old hanged his professional boxing gloves in 2006 after being subjected to defeats to journeymen Danny Williams and Kevin McBride.

Three years before then, the American heavyweight champion filed for bankruptcy in 2003, despite having received over $30 million for several of his fights and $300 million during his career.

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After his retirement, the former boxer was said to have revealed certain personal things about his children.

He dropped by T.I.‘s podcast “ExpediTIously” this week and talked about several topics, including his children.

In one part of the discussion, the retired boxer said that his kids aren’t attracted to Black people, and it may be his fault. Tyson also said he’s completely baffled by the whole thing, but wanted to talk about it.

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You know what bothers me too, man? And I gotta say this: Why my kids don’t like black kids?” he said at around the 38:16 mark. “They don’t date black kids. Why is that?”

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“Sometimes I look at my daughter, and I see that she’s attracted to white guys, and I say to myself, ‘I didn’t set a good example as a black man then.’” “I don’t think that’s it,” T.I. replied.

That’s just the way my mind goes,” Tyson continued. “They must have seen sometimes when I was vulnerable and said, ‘Hey, I don’t wanna be with no one like that. … He’s scary.’ I think it’s the aggressiveness, I think it’s confrontational stuff, they think.”

Tyson explained that it’s a problem that his son has too when it comes to being attracted to black women.

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I’m like, ‘What the f–k is wrong with you? You don’t like her?’” Tyson said he’ll ask his son. “And I don’t understand the concept. … Their vision, what they see. … That’s what confuses me with my kids.”

The 53-year-old has been married three times and reportedly has seven children. He married his third wife, Lakiha Spicer, in June 2009, and they have a daughter and son together.

Tyson also had a daughter who passed away in 2009 at age 4 after a tragic accident on a treadmill.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Mike Tyson, former heavyweight champion, has admitted that it would be difficult to come out of the ring victorious should he face the ruthless late boxing legend Muhammad Ali during his ever-dominant prime.

Tyson and Ali are unarguably considered two biggest names to have walked on boxing trajectory with grandeur of championship and social prestige, though they walked into the game in different times.

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But the 'Baddest man on planet' was full of respect and admiration for the two-time late heavyweight champion while admitting that it would not be possible for him to beat Ali when he was the biggest face of boxing game.

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