Mike Tyson Says His Belts Are Garbage
How is that for an eye-catching headline. The former boxing champ appeared on CBS’ Sunday morning yesterday and talked about how much his priorities have changed since he was fighting. He said now he worries most about whether his kids and his family are happy.
“I can say I bled for garbage,” the former heavyweight champion said. “At one time it meant a lot – when you’re just a young kid, this is everything to you. But then you realize your priorities change. And you just want your children to be happy and do nice things and that makes you happy.
I’ve been thinking of doing some “transition” posts on this blog. I think it’s obvious that a great many athletes struggle a lot when their careers are clearly coming to a close. And without the change in priorities that Tyson mentioned, it becomes really difficult for them to move on to their “next lives.” Just something I’ve been thinking about–which is why this story caught my eye.
You can read more on Tyson’s thoughts here. I have to say I still find his bird obsession a little disturbing.
Here’s the clip about the belts: