- Boxing legend Michael Gerard Tyson believes living is more complicated than death because it takes a lot of courage
- Tyson said he does not fear death because living is a journey that is at times very hard to enjoy
- The ex-boxer said he knew death was a possibility back in his boxing days but he was ready to die
Boxing legend Michael Gerard Tyson has given his thoughts on the evasive topic of life and death.
The former heavyweight champion believes living is more complicated than death because it takes a lot of courage.
In an extensive interview with The Sportsman Magazine, Tyson said he does not fear death because living is a journey that needs courage and without it, it is difficult to enjoy life.
"I don’t fear it. Living might be more complicated than dying to me. The belief of it. I don’t know if it’s true. Because living takes a lot of courage. Without courage, you can’t handle living. Living is a journey; living is a struggle. We take ourselves too seriously. We think we’re somebody. We are nothing!" he said.
He said he knew death was a possibility but he was confident enough and ready to die back in the days when he was still boxing.
Tyson noted his new beliefs had made him accept death even more.
"I knew there was a possibility that I could die during training, during a fight. But I was not scared, because I thought if anybody was going to die, I would do it. That self-confidence was a survival mechanism. But now, from my experience, from what I believe, the more I know about not existing, the more willing I am to die," he added.
Tyson is still a 'beast' in his own right and the fact that he is so willing to die makes it even harder for anyone to try and have a go at him.
Recently, he vehemently denied the rumours that he was willing to pay any man that would marry his daughter.
The news came out through various websites claiming that the former heavyweight boxer was offering KSh 1 billion for his daughter's happiness.
When Ghanian born comedian and actor Michael Blackson, born Jefari Furguson, hilariously inquired from Tyson if he could ask for the daughter's hand in marriage, he was not ready for what would come next.
He definitely was not ready for Tyson's response who came armed with information.
"Listen, this (stuff) ain't real and when I find out who started that meme I am going to knock them out. My daughter is happily in a new relationship with a nice looking man, so she is not interested in you," the ex-pugilist said.
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