In the 25 years since he first stormed onto the boxing scene at age 19, Mike Tyson has seen more than his share of ups and downs.
Now at age 44, Mike Tyson has been in a reflective mood, starting with the Tyson documentary which was released in 2008.
In a recent interview with Details Magazine, Tyson looks back at his past with much disgust.
Details: Twenty years ago, you were one of the most famous men on the planet. Is there a big plan for Act 2?
Mike Tyson: The first stage of my life was just a whole bunch of selfishness. Just a whole bunch of gifts to myself and people who didn’t necessarily deserve it. Now I’m 44, and I realize that my whole life is just a f*****g waste. “Greatest man on the planet”? I wasn’t half the man I thought I was. So if there’s a big plan now, it’s just to give—it’s selflessness, caring for the people who deserve it. Because I think I’m a pig. I have this uncanny ability to look at myself in the mirror and say, “This is a pig. You are a f*****g piece of s**t.”
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