77 Top Mike Tyson Famous And Infamous Quotes
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Malik Abdul Aziz, popularly known as Mike Tyson, is an American former professional boxer and former heavyweight champion. ‘Iron Mic’ was the undisputed heavyweight champion who held the record of being the youngest ever to win the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight titles at the age of 20. Tyson was known for his fierce, no mercy style of boxing. He won 19 professional matches by knockouts. Out of which, 12 didn’t even make it through to the second round. Also known as “Kid Dynamite”, he is placed at number 16 at The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. This International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee also had his share of controversies with conviction of rape, declaration of bankruptcy and disqualifications for biting opponent’s ear. Despite these hurdles, he made a comeback into the boxing arena and joined the league of legends such as Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, to regain the heavyweight title after losing it. We have collected Mike Tyson’s quotes from his utterances, articles, interviews, press conferences etc. Let us go through these popular quotes from this undisputed legend of boxing, highlighting his thoughts and sayings.
Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth In America, we’re really good at blowing things up but not so good in knowing where the pieces will land. Everyone that you fight is not your enemy and everyone who helps you is not your friend. Man is not mean to be humble, he's meant to be humbled. Everybody thinks this is a tough man’s sport. This is not a tough man’s sport. This is a thinking man’s sport. A tough man is gonna get hurt real bad in this sport. I'm in trouble because I'm normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don't like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself. As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want. My style was impetuous, my defenses were impregnable, and I was ferocious. A man who was friendly with everyone was an enemy to himself. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face. God is not going to send someone to hell for my mistakes. So God and I have to deal with my own salvation. Another thing that freaks me out is time. Time is like a book. You have a beginning, a middle and an end. It's just a cycle. It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading. Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth. It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading Man is not meant to be humble, he’s meant to be humbled. I can inspire people on how to use money, how to get economically powerful. Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn't talk much. I never met him. Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used. I feel bad about my outlook, how I feel about people and society, and that I'll never be part of society the way I should. One day some guy is going to get a billion-dollar fight. I'll go back and take what the people owe me. That's what people respect, the fact that I wasn't a chump that laid on his back and gave up. Every time there's a revolution, it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing. I'm a historian, and that freaks me out. I have the same malice in my heart as far as the fight game is concerned, but outside the ring, I won't say anything a dignified man won't say. I did my time for the rape. I paid my money to Las Vegas. I paid my dues. I'm a nut case, but that is what I believe. I know why they don't like me because they want the money I have. People are going to say what they say. I know sometimes I say things; I offend people. I just look around and say, I'm a mess. I don't know why I do things. The drug dealers, they sympathize with me. They see me as some sort of pathetic character. I know how hard it is to be a woman, especially a black woman. I don't react to a tragic happening any more. I took so many bad things as a kid and some people think I don't care about anything. It's just too hard for me to get emotional. I can't cry no more. Quayle said the worst thing that happened to him was that he never trusted his own judgment. I said from now on I am going to go with my own judgment. I'm the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don't believe it, check the cash register. I was hoping he would get up so I could hit him again and keep him down. I know I'm going to blow one day. My life is doomed the way it is. I have no future. The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration, for a way of thinking, because I don't have any particular goal in sight. Anyone with a grain of sense would know that if I punched my wife I would rip her head off. It's all lies. I have never laid a finger on her. I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose, because I try to punch the bone into the brain. I think the average person thinks I'm a nut and I deserve whatever happens to me. That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke. I'm a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me. I'm just happy I'm not a phony. When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are gonna kill him again. I feel like sometimes that I was not meant for this society. I'm just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too. Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people; greatness is being accepted by the people. Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave. Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn't have a cent. You come home, and you party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative. I'm going to gut you like a fish. I love to hit people. I love to. You can't stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat. I'm not much for talking. You know what I do. I put guys in body bags when I'm right. I just want to conquer people and their souls. I think I'll take a bath in his blood. I've lived places these guys can't defecate in. I'm not Mother Teresa, but I'm not Charles Manson, either. I ain't the same person I was when I bit that guy's ear off. Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters. I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day. When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff. If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me? When you see me smash somebody's skull, you enjoy it. I just want to do what I do best, and that's fight. I love it. My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person. I don't try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That's nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them. I just want to be humble at all times. I don't understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don't bother no one.
God lets everything happen for a reason. It's all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.
I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.
I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.
When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out his heart and show it to him.
Everybody's got plans... until they get hit. I'm a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.