Mike Tyson has come a long way. After years of “losing,” he finally realized that the only way he could win at life was to change his ways. Recent years have seen Mike Tyson become a leader, helping others on their journey to more fulfilling lives. Several instances have helped bring him to this place, including losing his four-year-old daughter Exodus.
These days, Mike spends most of his time interviewing others on his podcast series Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson. The show has already given us several viral moments of Tyson schooling people on how to be better humans. This includes his hilarious exchange with Boosie Badazz. Most recently, Tyson tried to speak some sense into Blueface and Chrisean, expressing to them how much happier they’d be if they stopped drinking.
Iron Mike Tyson had a troubled childhood. His circumstances taught him to defend himself at an early age. Mike grew up on the streets of Brooklyn. His mother passed when Mike was 16, something he has become grateful for over the years. According to Tyson, losing his mother gave him the ammunition he needed to become tough and forced him into a life where he had to constantly defend himself. These things helped him become the boxer the world came to love.
Despite his incredible success in the world of professional boxing, Mike’s real life continued to be in turmoil. By the 2000s, Mike Tyson’s legacy was becoming a joke, and he began to look to transform his life for the better. In 2005, Mike Tyson admitted to feeling his life was a “waste” and wanting to become a missionary to escape all his mistakes.
Tyson later made a pivotal life change that has allowed him to become much happier in recent decades. Tyson attributes his current marriage and his introduction to psychedelics in helping transform him for the better. Arguably the most transformative moment in Mike Tyson’s life was losing his daughter Exodus in 2009.
While speaking with Oprah about it, Tyson admits that he does not want to know specifics about what happened. Tyson says that knowing specifics would allow him to blame someone, and he feels that would not be good for anyone involved. Mike Tyson’s daughter would have turned 18-years old this year. Although it’s been nearly 14 years, the loss has been one of the boxers most difficult to face.