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Mike Tyson Tells His Son Not To Follow In His Footsteps

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Mike Tyson’s eldest son, Amir, could be living the dream. I’m talking day drinking on the beach, some bullsh*t job as a club promoter or “celebrity” DJ, pizza for lunch, Nobu for dinner, Instagram model for dessert, and best of all – a fat bank account. But he’d apparently rather get punched in the face.

On a recent episode of his podcast, Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, Iron Mike talked about Amir’s desire to get into the ring:

“I have my kid, the oldest one, he’s 24. He wants to do this so bad. I said, ‘Man, just chill the f— out.’ He wants to fight Logan Paul and those guys,” said Tyson. “He wants to do that. I said, ‘Man, just get a job. Get a real estate license. Just chill out, man. Why can’t you take advantage of your lightweight wealthiness? Just chill.’ You don’t want none of that heat. I’m telling you,” Tyson continued.

Amir’s interest in throwing hands with YouTuber star Logan Paul stems from Paul’s reported interest in boxing the elder Tyson.

“This (fighting) drives people to commit suicide, getting humiliated in front of millions of people. You gotta be able to take that pressure and heat,” Tyson warned. Not many people can do it. It seems like a lot of people, but the people doing it is such a small percent. It’s probably one percent.”

I think we can all agree that the only boxing Amir should be doing is unboxing. As in, unboxing all the cool sh*t he ordered on Amazon with his dad’s credit card without getting punched in the face.

Written by Anthony Farris

Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival.

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  1. How awesome would it be to see Iron Mike beat the living shit out of the Paul brothers. I would definitely buy that shit. Not interested in anyone else they fight.

  2. Great fatherly advice Mike Tyson is a redemption story of the century. One of my first boxing fan memories was being 5 years old and seeing him bite holyfield’s ear…was terrified of him and hated him for years. Now he’s one of my favorites of all time right after Arturo Gatti.

  3. I think Great pro fighters must have a screw loose, and violent folks with screws loose don’t often come from stable childhoods of wealth and privilege. If you’re not a raving lunatic it’s probably best to use your brain for something other than a punching bag.

  4. That’s…pretty good parenting. There’s a reason that the best fighters grow up poor in the worst neighborhoods in the entire world and Chavez Jr. lost every time he tried to step up in quality. This kid watched Creed too many times.

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