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Interesting stories behind the tattoo on Mike Tyson’s face (Part 2)

To a man full of fear

Scheduled to fight with Clifford Etienne in 2003, eight months after the defeat against Lennox Lewis. Mike Tyson, meanwhile, has shown a clear downward signal. Nothing was worth mentioning until just a few days before the match, Mike suddenly got excited to get a tattoo right on his face. For those who have tattooed, everyone will understand that, a skin is not dry ink is a very vulnerable skin.

Mike just revived after his KO defeat against Lewis, and he continued to throw away more than half of his chances of winning with an impromptu tattoo. Coach Jeff Fenech, who coached Mike during that time, said: “One day, I was waiting for him at the gym and Mike didn’t show up. When I came home, it would be 5 or 6 hours. There, Mike appeared.

I looked at the big tattoo that covered Mike’s face and said, “Mike, you can’t fight.” As far as I know, with the new tattoos that you punched, they would be very susceptible to infection, so I think he can’t fight. “

Freddie Roach also replaced Jeff to stand on the sidelines for Mike Tyson. Winning in 48 seconds, Mike didn’t know that this was the last victory in his illustrious career. Jeff Fenech continued: “Mike told me that he would not play, but then SHOWTIME threatened to sue him so Mike was forced to go on the radio and KO his opponent.”

Perhaps in a moment, Mike Tyson knows fear. 16-year-old Mike Tyson sobbed during his amateur match. A notorious Mike Tyson also went tattooed just to avoid a match. And that same Mike Tyson at the end of his career was ready to give up the game for a dove.

Mike Tyson is a sentimental person. It was something anyone could see in him. But in a way, he became a god on the stage. The biggest pity the world has for Mike Tyson is probably when he let the “Steel” Mike ego overwhelm his everyday sentimental person.