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Mike Tyson: Being Responsible is Most 'Difficult' Fight

Mike Tyson has always relied on a fighter’s instinct — both in and out of the boxing ring.

The American was once idolized as the youngest heavyweight champion of the world only to be swiped off his pedestal by criminal convictions and drug addictions.

But at the age of 47, and long since retired from the ring, the provocative pugilist told CNN he is only now facing his biggest battle.

“Being responsible – that’s going to be the most difficult fight in my life,” Tyson told CNN.

“I’ve never been responsible before. Just being a good husband and a good father. This is the biggest fight. This is the fight I’m taking with open arms.”

Tyson, who is married to Kiki, his third wife, and has fathered eight children, is determined to focus on his family and a new generation of young boxers after a high-profile and controversial career.

Fatherhood for the man dubbed “Iron Mike” is framed against his own experience as a shy kid turned street fighter growing up in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn.

“Drugs, thefts, gang infested, crime infested,” Tyson recalled of his childhood neighborhood.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by billeau2 on 12-25-2013

In America we eat our heroes. We want to spit on them, call them c0cksvckers and then when they react we say "Hey!! for that money they should let people abuse them!" Think about it for a moment....you want to…

Comment by BarnBurnerBrawl on 12-24-2013

[QUOTE=aboxingfan;14066181]You are a very unknowledgeable fool. The man has battled and dealt with every single problem related to substance abuse which I might add is a proven genetic disorder. The guy has / is giving his heart in more ways…

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 12-24-2013

boo hoo hoo tierd of reading about all these rich celebrity a holes feelings. Like the rest of us have no problems. Try working a **** job every day for 45 years on top of everything else u pampered babies.…

Comment by sergey.smith on 12-24-2013

He has been given many 2nd chances in life. Hope he makes the best of this one and does right by his kids.

Comment by aboxingfan on 12-24-2013

[QUOTE=Michael Paine;14065115]We get it Mike, you find it hard to stop yourself attacking and raping people. Just stfu about it already.[/QUOTE] You are a very unknowledgeable fool. The man has battled and dealt with every single problem related to substance…

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