- Mike Tyson bluntly told multiple award-winning rapper Eminem on how he would treat anyone who disrespects his late coach
- The 53-year-old was discovered by the late Cus D'Amato and turned him into a professional heavyweight champion
- Cus D'Amato passed on in 1985 but did not witness when Tyson was crowned the youngest heavyweight champion
Mike Tyson told Eminem that he will kill anybody that would have disrespected the man who discovered his talent in boxing Cus D'Amato, cited on Twitter.
The legendary boxing trainer took Tyson off the streets and moulded him into a professional boxer but did not witness when Iron Mike became in the youngest heavyweight in 1985.
The Baddest Man on the Planet told multi-platinum award-winning artist Eminem how he met his father figure D'Amato and how he would deal with anybody that dares to disrespect him.
"My confidence was so low, I had such a low self-esteem, I was just a criminal.
"I first met Cus, I saw his house and was like, 'I'm gonna rob these white motherf*****s.' And then he gave... he kept talking to me and gave me self-esteem.
"And then he made me want to be his watchdog, and if anybody said anything about him I'd kill them," he told the rap legend on Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson.
And Eminem's face changed and he responded: "I believe you. I believe you [chuckles]."
Tyson also went on to explain why he would have killed anyone for D'Amato.
"He had my mind just like that. If anybody disrespected him... he made me feel something, he made me feel like something I never felt before," he said.
"And I said that if anyone disrespected him, I would f*****g kill them. That's just how it is.
"Because in the ghetto that's how you show your love by killing somebody or hurting somebody for somebody."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion at the age of 20 in 1985 and the youngster had all the goods things of life at his disposal.
The Iron Mike went on to unify the heavyweight division to hold the WBC, WBA and IBF belts after winning all his 37 professional fights with an 87 per cent knockout rate.
But in the midst of all his successes, Tyson hit a career low after losing his first fight to James Buster Douglas in 1990. Later that year he was sentenced to six years in prison for sexual harassment.
And after returning from prison the former undisputed heavyweight champion spent £55million after his release in 1995.
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