Mike Tyson: I had the best three years of my life in prison

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Mike Tyson: I had the best three years of my life in prison

Mike Tyson spent four years in prison after being accused of rape. He surprised many with details from prison, especially the fact that those were his best 4 years. “I’m just very grateful – I’m a cool guy, I’m a good person, I treated everybody nice.

“I had the best three years of my life in prison”. - he said on The Pivot podcast. Reporter asked him if he missed millions during his time in prison. Tyson responded: “I had peace though. “That don’t mean nothing when you don’t have peace.

Just sit there within your balance. “You need your sanity to dictate any part of life”. Mike Tyson continued his work habits in prison. He trained hard, he gave his best. "I was doing running,” he revealed, “Doing eight or nine miles around.

“And at night time I would run for four hours, just in my room. “I would jump and stuff, just jumping up “My cell has a concrete floor, right? “I indented it with my feet into the concrete floor.

“I was 285lbs. I came out 215lbs.


Peter McNeeley was his opponent upon release from prison. At that time, it was not possible to know what Tyson would offer and whether he was ready enough. However, in the fight, he showed that nothing prevents him from being the best.

He won, and it affected his ego. Tyson realized how good he was and that he was an unstoppable opponent. “Yeah, it was, ‘I’m back from prison motherf***ers, y’all didn’t break me. “My ego was going crazy and stuff.

“Everybody was talking, ‘Mike is over, he’s in prison, nobody ever came back from prison and was the same guy.’ “I just wanted to change their minds”. He continued to impress us even after prison, and lately, he has been showing more and more how great a man he is.