- Mike Tyson has made disturbing statements about not being afraid of death
- The 53-year-old claimed he has always anticipated death in the ring but would not be at the receiving end
- Tyson remains the youngest heavyweight champion at the age of 20-years and four months
Mike Tyson has revealed the possibility of death anytime and claims that "living might be more complicated than dying".
The former undisputed heavyweight king believes his fearless nature has driven him to embrace the possibility of giving up the ghost in the ring.
However, the youngest heavyweight champion ever said he had always thought he would be the one doing the killing during one of his fights rather than being at the receiving end.
"I knew there was a possibility that I could die during training, during a fight. I knew that.
"But I wasn’t scared because I thought if anybody was going to die, I would do the killing. That self-confidence was a survival mechanism.
"But now, from my experience, from what I believe, the more I know about not existing, the more willing I am to die," the knockout artist told The Sportsman.
Tyson was also asked if he is actually looking forward to death and he gave a bold response about not being afraid of dying soon: "Yeah. I don’t fear it.
"Living might be more complicated than dying to me. The belief of it. I don’t know if it’s true. Because living takes a lot of courage. Without the courage, you can’t handle living.
"But now, from my experience, from what I believe, the more I know about not existing, the more willing I am to die."
"We think we’re somebody. We’re nothing! We think we’re special! Fame is nothing," he continued.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Evander Holyfield has confirmed that talks are ongoing for the much anticipated trilogy fight with Mike Tyson.
The two heavyweights have returned to training and have been teasing fans about another fight for them to see.
Despite being in their 50's, it is understood that both fighters are ready to enter the squared circle for an exhibition or charity show.
Legit.ng also reported that Michael Jordan has joined a number of sports stars who frowned at the death of African-American George Floyd.
The Chicago Bulls legend says he is "deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry" after the recent death of Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.
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