• July 25, 2024

Cus D’Amato’s ‘Pet Project’ Mike Tyson, the Emotional Youth, Grapples with Loss!

Legendary Mike Tyson had a tough childhood before Bobby Stewart found him. Stewart was a former boxer and saw that Tyson had great potential as a boxer. It provoked Stewart to introduce him to Cus D’Amato. D’Amato became Tyson’s coach, took him in, and became Tyson’s legal guardian until he passed away in 1985.

In a 1985 interview with Bryant Gumbel, Tyson spoke at length about himself. D’Amato had sadly passed away a month before this interview, and Gumbel questioned Tyson about the death of his mentor. Gumbel rudely stated that Tyson was the “Pet Project” of the late boxing legend Cus D’Amato. Most people considered it a demeaning choice of words because Tyson and D’Amato were like father and son.


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Tyson replied that his coach’s death did not affect his business in any manner, and he could manage without Cus. However, emotionally, it was very difficult for Tyson to cope with losing his mentor and father figure. Furthermore, Tyson went on to describe D’Amato as the stern backbone of his life and career. Cus always had a lot of belief in Tyson’s potential and he put a lot of confidence in him.

Tyson said that D’Amato’s confidence in him helped Tyson build his own confidence, which became the reason for his success. Tyson clarified that Cus saving him could never be deemed as an overstatement. The success in Tyson’s career came as a result of Cus and even Tyson will not dispute it. Tyson and Cus will remain on the top of the greatest fighter-coach duo of all time.

Mike Tyson is confident that Francis Ngannou will shock the world

“The Gypsy King” Tyson Fury is set to square off against Francis “The Predator” Ngannou. The fight will take place on the 28th of October. The event will be a significant crossover in the history of MMA and boxing.


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Mike Tyson, who is currently training Ngannou, confidently predicted victory in favor of Ngannou. Tyson credited Ngannou’s speed and power as the reason for his prediction. Tyson further warned Fury about Ngannou’s power.

However, that may not be true for Fury, who has fought against Wilder thrice. Many consider Wilder as one of the most powerful heavyweights of all time in terms of punching power. Furthermore, Fury is quite sure he will win even with Mike Tyson on Ngannou’s side because of his superior skill.

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