On hardships before boxing:
"All of my friends were animals. We would rob guys. I grew up in a dysfunctional situation where drugs and violence were normal. I would've been a drug dealer. When I was starting my pro career and only making like $500 per fight, I used to always hook my boys up with money for crack to sell. But my whole life changed when they killed my friend over a drug deal gone bad. From then on, I never went back to hustling and I stayed focused on boxing."
The allure of Money and Sex:
"When I was younger, all I thought about was fame, fortune, girls, sex and drugs," Tyson says. "When my career was over, I left a massive wreckage in my past. I realized I won a lot of superficial victories such as sex and money. I'm now trying to make amends. I love moral victories more. And that's real love when you care more about morals than anything else."
On Learning from Mistakes:
I'm glad I went through those experiences because I survived them and I look at where I'm at now. Nothing's perfect in life and I love who I am and who I'm becoming. I'm establishing a relationship with my wife and staying committed. I'm really enjoying this stage in my life."
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