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Mike Tyson cries, says he’s ‘empty’ and feels like ‘nothing’ after retiring from boxing

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NEW
YORK DAILY NEWS

Mike
Tyson was moved to tears as he reflected on his boxing past and
lamented that “those days are gone.” The iconic fighter said he
feels “empty” in retirement during an emotional conversation
with fellow boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard on a recent episode of
the “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” podcast. “That’s the reason
why I’m crying, ’cause I’m not that person no more,” Tyson
said. “And I miss him.” Tyson, 53, was effusive of Leonard,
whom he watching growing up, and commended him for his hard-hitting
fighting style, before speaking about his own career. “I know the
art of fighting,” Tyson said. “I know the art of war.
That’s all I’ve ever studied. That’s why I’m so feared.
That’s why they feared me when I was in the ring. I was an
annihilator. That’s all I was born for. Now those days are gone.
It’s empty. I’m nothing.” The Brooklyn-born boxer — an
ex-Heavyweight champion — was nicknamed Iron Mike during his
fighting days and was known for his powerful punches and intimidating
persona. He infamously bit Evander Holyfield’s ear during a
heavyweight title fight, disqualifying him.

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