BOXING legend Mike Tyson has surprisingly revealed the death of his mum was ‘one of the best things that has ever happened to me’.
Lorna Tyson passed away from cancer in 1982, three years before her son became a professional boxer.
Mike Tyson says his mum dying actually had a weirdly positive effect on him
Mike Tyson’s mum Lorna died when the boxing legend was just 16 years old
Tyson has been open about his upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, where he had to fight to survive.
And he has revealed that losing his mum so young actually helped him live on the mean streets.
The 56-year-old told the ShayShay Club: “You know, one of the best things that ever happened to me is that my mother died.
“Because my mother would have ‘babied’ me.
“There’s no way I would ever got into a street fight. No way I would ever learn to stand up for myself.”
Iron Mike was just 16 years old when Lorna died.
Raised in Brownsville, a neighbourhood rife with crime, Tyson had a tough start to life – fit for the boxer he became.
He didn’t know his biological father Purcell Tyson and his stepdad Jimmy Kirkpatrick walked out on him and his family soon after he was born.
Tyson would later say about Kirkpatrick: “My father was just a regular street guy caught up in the street world.”
As a teen, he fell into bad company, associating with local gangs and getting himself into trouble.
He was taunted by other kids for his high-pitched voice and lisp, and got into plenty of fights.
Remarkably, before he had turned 13, Tyson had been arrested around 38 times and was sent to a juvenile home called Tryson school for boys.
Speaking about his mum previously, former unified heavyweight champ Tyson said: “I never saw my mother happy with me and proud of me for doing something.
“She only knew me as being a wild kid running the streets, coming home with new clothes that she knew I didn’t pay for.
“I never got a chance to talk to her or know about her. Professionally, it has no effect, but it’s crushing emotionally and personally.”
Tyson made a stunning return to the boxing ring in November 2020 with a points draw against fellow legend Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition.
The cannabis-loving fighter insisted he would fight on – but SunSport exclusively revealed he’s officially walked away from a money-spinning fight with YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul.
The self-styled ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ was in advanced negotiations with Paul about an exhibition fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Money is no issue for Iron Make, who earns £500k-a-month from his cannabis empire.
But his health continues to falter, with the heavyweight champ recently using a cane to walk after revealing he has scatia.
Mike Tyson became the youngest-ever heavyweight champion when he beat Trevor Berbick in 1986
Frequently Asked Questions
How can you learn to box punch?
A punching bag is used to practice boxing punches. You’ll need to keep punching the bag until you feel you have mastered the technique. You can then move on to another area of your body. Once you feel comfortable with one area, you’ll move on to the next.
What are the benefits of boxing?
There are many benefits to boxing. For starters, boxing helps build strong muscles and bones. It improves coordination, reflexes, and coordination. It also strengthens the heart and lungs. The best part about boxing? It doesn’t require special equipment. Anything you have in your house can be used.
What is Boxing?
Boxing is a sport that involves two people who try to knock each other out by hitting them in the head and face. The goal of boxing, is to strike your opponent as hard as you can without causing injury. This can only happen if both boxers are able to throw heavy punches. They must also have good hand eye coordination.
How to throw the jab
This guide will show you how to throw a jab.
- Move forward with both your feet.
- Elevate your arm over your shoulder.
- Move your fist towards your target.
- After hitting your target, raise your arm upwards.
- Continue with steps 1 through 4.
How many punches does a human take to get through a round?
A punch is “a blow delivered by a fist”. A punch can only be taken once per person. You are punching someone in the face if they hit you. You can’t hit them/her back. That would mean two punches.So, technically speaking, humans can only take one punch at a time!
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How to Learn to Box For Exercise
Learning boxing will help you improve your self-confidence and physical fitness. Boxing is one the most loved sports in the world. It involves strength, speed and agility.
Boxing can be a great exercise and a way to improve your self-esteem. You’ll love the activity and want to continue it.
There are many types of boxing training programs. Some require you to train at home while others are done in gyms or health clubs. You can also study online from any location in the world.
Make sure you choose a program that meets your needs and is compatible with your lifestyle. Exercises that build muscle mass, flexibility, endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and improve overall well-being are the best.
It’s important to decide whether you prefer a beginner-level course or one that is more advanced. Beginner’s programs usually teach basic techniques and drills such as shadowboxing, sparring, mitt work, and punching combinations. Advanced programs cover more complex movements and offer more variety.
A beginner’s program typically lasts eight weeks and costs less $100. These programs do not provide guidance about nutrition, weight, injury prevention or any other aspect of boxing training.
Advanced programs typically last six months and cost around $300. These programs include nutrition advice and stretching routines. In addition, some programs incorporate resistance training (such as lifting weights) and aerobic conditioning (such as running).