Mike Tyson Was Scared of One Man and One Man Only

Tyson was fearless. Not yet. The famous fighter never considered his opponent. He wrestled a tiger without flinching. Tyson won most fights. One man frightened him. Tyson never had to fight him.

Mike Tyson's boxing Mike Tyson's peek-a-boo boxing style involved dodging his opponent's punches and landing a deadly hook.

Before punching, Tyson crouching. His legs supplied power. Tyson was elusive because he moved his head quickly. He was strong, fast, and balanced.

Tyson's talent, strength, and aggression were his greatest assets. Tyson's style was compared to Joe Frazier, Rocky Marciano, and especially Jack Dempsey. Tyson was a complete fighter, unlike these fighters.

Tyson only feared D'Amato. Mike Tyson never feared boxers. Cus D'Amato, Tyson's first trainer, terrified him yet helped him in the ring.

In 2017's Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D'Amato, Tyson admitted D'Amato frightened him. D'Amato taught him his peek-a-boo and hard punches. "I was petrified when I was alone with him," Tyson wrote. "If he phoned me—'Mike, I need to talk to you'—I didn't feel well coming over to him. He'd begin his lengthy bout critiques then."

Tyson stated D'Amato's apprehension wasn't visible. He felt terrified following private battles. "People see the public celebrations of my sensational knockouts, but they don't hear Cus talking to me alone after the fight," he wrote.He'd manipulate my emotions and make me feel bad. He constantly implanted ideas."

Mike Tyson's legend Mike Tyson's fearlessness in the ring made him stand out. Tyson never masked his no-fear attitude, whether it was a mind game or overconfidence.

Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion at 20. Iron Mike, a hard-hitting boxer, won his first 19 fights by knockout until losing to James 'Buster' Douglas in February 1990.

Tyson returned to fighting after three years in prison. He lost to Evander Holyfield in 1996 and 1997 but finished with 50 wins (44 by knockout) in 58 contests.


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