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Mike Tyson: Living might be more complicated than dying to me

Boxing legend Mike Tyson has revealed he doesn’t fear death but he is looking forward to it. Former world heavyweight champion, who was the best boxer back in the 80s and is considered among the best of all time, believes that the more he knows about not existing, the more he is willing to die. 

Tyson, who got a nickname the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’, says his self-confidence mechanism helped him during his fights, as he was describing himself as the killer, not the one, who will die. 

“I knew there was a possibility that I could die during training, during a fight. I knew that.” Tyson told The Sportsman.

“But I wasn’t scared because I thought if anybody was going to die, I would do the killing. 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.

“Yeah. I don’t fear it (death).

“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 the courage, you can’t handle living.

“Living is a journey, living is a struggle. People have everything and they still can’t do it, they struggle. We take ourselves too seriously.

“We think we’re somebody. Who the f***? We’re nothing! We come from s***; we think we’re special! Fame is s***.”

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