[He] called me a ‘rapist’ and a ‘recluse.’ I’m not a recluse.
When I’d get up in the morning, he’d make me breakfast. Now he’s not around anymore. God. I’m doing to do well, but when I come down to it, who really cares? I like doing my job, but I’m not happy being victorious. I fight my heart out and give it my best, but when...
I’m just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too.
I paid a worker at New York’s zoo to re-open it just for me and Robin [Tyson’s wife]. When we got to the gorilla cage there was 1 big silverback gorilla there just bullying all the other gorillas. They were so powerful but their eyes were like an innocent infant. I offered the attendant $10,000...
I feel like sometimes that I was not meant for this society.
My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.
I was hoping he would get up so I could hit him again and keep him down.
and I’d like to think it was because of environmental reasons, but I don’t really believe that.
Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.
You got nothing coming, man. I’m going to enjoy this fight [against Evander Holyfield].
As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.
When you see me smash somebody’s skull, you enjoy it.
[Tyson and Ruddock wasted no time testing each other. Before the opening bell Ruddock bounced around the ring, seemingly eager to begin, while Tyson eyed his foe with a small smile.] I don’t try to intimidate anybody before a fight, … That’s nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.
One day some guy is going to get a billion-dollar fight.
I never saw my mother happy with me and proud of me for doing something: She only knew me as being a wild kid running the streets, coming home with new clothes that she knew I didn’t pay for. I never got a chance to talk to her or know about her. Professionally, it has...
I just look around and say, I’m a mess. I don’t know why I do things.
Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used.
I think the average person thinks I’m a nut and I deserve whatever happens to me. That’s what I believe.
I’m a Muslim, but do you think Jesus would love me? I think Jesus would have a drink with me and discuss why are you acting like that? Now, he would be cool. He would talk to me. No Christian ever did that and said in the name of Jesus even. They’d throw me in...