ᐅ169+ Best Mike Tyson Quotes of All Time (BOXING)

"Ten years ago, if you asked me where I'd be now, I'd have said F-ing dead. But I'm not dead. I have an awesome life. And I'm just very grateful. That's the one thing I try to convey. Gratitude." ~ Mike Tyson

"If they don't have that extreme addict personality, you can never understand how a guy can blow 300 or 400 million dollars. If I have to live at the top of the world, I also have to live at the bottom of the ocean. I don't know how to live in the middle of life." ~ Mike Tyson

"Everyone says "I wish I was in your shoes...", the hundreds of people that wish they were in my shoes don't know the tenth of it. If they were in my shoes they would cry like a baby." ~ Mike Tyson

"I don't do anything. My life sucks." ~ Mike Tyson

"You come home, and you party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative." ~ Mike Tyson

"I have to always make sure I don't stay in one place and spend too much time one subject. I have my wife tell me [through an earpiece], "Come back! You're taking too long on that subject." I need to be reeled in." ~ Mike Tyson

"I just want them to keep bringing guys on and I'am going to strip them of their health. I bring pain a lot of pain." ~ Mike Tyson

"One minute I'm robbing a dope house. Next minute I'm the youngest heavyweight champion of the world. I'm only 20, 19, with a lot of money. Who am I? What am I? I don't even know who I am. I'm just a dumb child who's being abused and robbed by lawyers. I'm just a dumb pugnacious fool. I'm just a fool who thinks he's someone. Then you tell me I should be responsible." ~ Mike Tyson

"Nothing is more humbling than getting your ass kicked." ~ Mike Tyson

"He was crying in there, making woman gestures." ~ Mike Tyson

"I just love to fight. I like to hurt people. I haven't lost that. I didn't lose it when I first got a bit of wealth and I haven't lost it now. The nature of my business is to hurt people." ~ Mike Tyson

"I'm here to serve God and be of service. I'm nothing; everything out here is a lot bigger than me." ~ Mike Tyson

"That's all they said was wrong with me?" ~ Mike Tyson

"Sued King for $100 million, alleging the boxing promoter cheated him out of millions over more than a decade. It was settled out of court for $14 million." ~ Mike Tyson

"I'm a nut case, but that is what I believe." ~ Mike Tyson

"Every punch was thrown with bad intentions." ~ Mike Tyson

"When you see me smash somebody's skull, you enjoy it." ~ Mike Tyson

"My career has been over since 1990." ~ Mike Tyson

"My power is discombobulatingly devastating." ~ Mike Tyson

"I'm just a sucker even talking to you guys. I should be ready to rip your heads off your necks. But it's just not the right thing to do" ~ Mike Tyson

"King has big offices, houses, and he pays his fighters a lot of money. An, because he's black, the FBI figures he must be doing something crooked." ~ Mike Tyson

"My life's not tragic at all. How many guys do you know who are bankrupt and just bought a $3 million house and are getting ready to get $6 million more?" ~ Mike Tyson

"Fade into Bolivian, I guess." ~ Mike Tyson

"I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children." ~ Mike Tyson

"I guess I'm going to fade into Bolivian." ~ Mike Tyson

"Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn't talk much. I never met him." ~ Mike Tyson

"I have the same malice in my heart as far as the fight game is concerned, but outside the ring, I won't say anything a dignified man won't say." ~ Mike Tyson

"I'm not used to sensitivity any more. When I see people cry when I lose, save your tears. I don't know how to handle people crying any more. I lost my sensitivity like that. Please, you embarrass me when you cry because I don't know what to do when you cry. I don't know what to say." ~ Mike Tyson

"I just want to do what I do best, and that's fight. I love it." ~ Mike Tyson

"That's what people respect, the fact that I wasn't a chump that laid on his back and gave up." ~ Mike Tyson

"I did my time for the rape. I paid my money to Las Vegas. I paid my dues." ~ Mike Tyson

"I'll go back and take what the people owe me." ~ Mike Tyson

"I was hoping he would get up so I could hit him again and keep him down." ~ Mike Tyson

"Sarah Palin met the wombshifter! Old Sarah and the wombshifter." ~ Mike Tyson

"Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used." ~ Mike Tyson

"I am the most ruthless, brutal champion ever. There is no one who can match me. I want your heart. I want to eat your children." ~ Mike Tyson

"I can talk about humility, but I'm not humble. I mean, if you say, I'm humble, you've just contradicted yourself. But I'm trying to be, man, I'm trying so hard." ~ Mike Tyson

"I know how hard it is to be a woman, especially a black woman." ~ Mike Tyson

"Even though I heard him say he doesn't believe, cuz' that's why from watching Ali gave me the great deal of confidence and deep-down inner belief to believe there's no man fighting that could beat me." ~ Mike Tyson

"It's interesting that you put me in the league with those illustrious fighters [Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Jack Johnson], but I've proved since my career I've surpassed them as far my popularity. I'm the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don't believe it, check the cash register." ~ Mike Tyson

"These pigeons have been living with each other for 10 or 15 years, but when I throw feed down, they kill each other to get it, and it's the same with the fighters. We love and respect each other...but we need that money." ~ Mike Tyson

"I hope I can improve. I'm far from perfect. Sometimes, I wonder what would happen if I fought myself. I think it would be a one-round KO. But if I was fighting myself, I know I could take my best punch. No, make that two rounds. I would knock myself out in two rounds." ~ Mike Tyson

"Every punch I threw with bad intentions to a vital area...I aimed for his ear...I wanted to bust his eardrum...Every punch had bad intentions...My record will last for immortality, It'll never be broken...I want to live forever...I refuse to lose...I would have to be carried out dead to lose...I was coming to destroy and win the Heavyweight Championship of the World, which I done." ~ Mike Tyson

"Every time there's a revolution, it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing." ~ Mike Tyson

"There's no way I would want to hurt him or bust him up. That's why, for the sake of the family as well as himself, I will take him out in the opening round." ~ Mike Tyson

"Glen Rice is a wonderful man. He's a wonderful guy, but you want her to be with somebody like [Dennis] Rodman getting up in there. Pushing her guts up into the back of her head" ~ Mike Tyson

"People are going to say what they say. I know sometimes I say things; I offend people." ~ Mike Tyson

"I want your heart, I want to eat your children." ~ Mike Tyson

"Lennox Lewis, I'm coming for you man. My style is impetuous. My defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children. Praise be to Allah!" ~ Mike Tyson

"When I go to Europe or South America, they laugh at things that are totally different than what Americans would laugh at. It's just so crazy how we're so different in personalities with other people." ~ Mike Tyson

"It's just good that Detroit is coming back. I'm so happy it's coming back because it needs to come back. When I do my trips around the world, and I can be anywhere, but I always see somebody from Detroit or Chicago. Those guys are world travelers." ~ Mike Tyson

"I'm just protecting my children and making sure I pull them in the right direction so they don't end up like me with having to go through all that hardship. They may not survive so it's all about putting them on the right track." ~ Mike Tyson

"The U.S. prostitutes are fighting with everybody, shooting at everybody. It's like dating a gangbanger." ~ Mike Tyson

"Back when I was a kid, I never liked the kind of kids that my kids have become. They're privileged and have things very easy. But I'm proud of them. None of my kids are getting high, they love school, they're very popular." ~ Mike Tyson

"I hate to cry and I hate to sound like sour grapes, but no one ever listens to me. No one ever hears what I have to say." ~ Mike Tyson

"I respect the media. But periodically things come up. Like the guy in Toronto [CP24 Interview]. This is what I run into, also. Everybody that helps you is not necessarily your friend. And everybody that fights you is not necessarily your enemy. So you always have to be on guard." ~ Mike Tyson

"In the scheme of life, in emotion and loss, I responded the way I did. I lost. I shouldn't have responded that way. I've had some people tell me that I did a great thing - sticking up for myself - but to me, personally, with the way that I handled my emotions, I lost. But I learned. That will not happen again." ~ Mike Tyson

"Being in the ring became my reality, and, in my reality, I'd think I was someone special." ~ Mike Tyson

"I'm many things: I'm a convicted rapist, I'm a hell-raiser, I'm a father, a loving father. I'm a semi-good husband...I'm pretty much a tyrant-titan." ~ Mike Tyson

"I just want to try everything. I want to see how good I can be, the best I can be at what I'm doing. I want to do everything. You know? I want to be in a musical. I want to do everything. I want to try and sing." ~ Mike Tyson

"I never wanted to do anything else but fight, when I was a kid. I never had any broader perspective of my own perspective. I didn't know anything about anything else. I just wanted to fight until I could fight no more, and then I wanted to own a bar and drink and tell war stories." ~ Mike Tyson

"I never look at a high point in my career. Everyone thinks about the Spinks fight, but that fight only lasted 91 seconds, so it's hard to say it defined my career." ~ Mike Tyson