‘F**K You Who Cares?’ – Mike Tyson once revealed how his “super brother” John McEnroe inspired him to never give up in life

John McEnroe ruled men’s tennis in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was one of the few players on the men’s tour to achieve success across all formats. During his illustrious career, McEnroe managed to win seven Grand Slam singles titles. In addition, he also has nine Grand Slam doubles titles and one mixed doubles title in his trophy cabinet.

The American legend inspired many with his grit and determination on the tennis court. Boxing legend, Mike Tyson, revealed the incident in his book about McEnroe.


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When Mike Tyson was inspired by John McEnroe

In his book Undisputed Truth, Tyson talks about how McEnroe inspired him in one of his matches. I’m opening the incident, Tyson he wrote, “I didn’t go into the fight (with James ‘Bonecrusher’ Smith) one hundred percent. I was suffering from a pinched nerve in my neck that had plagued me for years so I was in a bit of pain. But I walked into the ring like I owned the place. I thought the ring was my home and it was where I lived and I was perfectly comfortable within its perimeter.’

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Captains Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe enjoy a moment before the final match between Team Europe’s Alexander Zverev and Team World’s Milos Raonic during day three of the 2019 Laver Cup at Palexpo on September 22, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup pits six players from the rest of the world against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20 to 22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for the Laver Cup)


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He further added, “But I still wasn’t a seasoned fighter. My ego was out of whack then. I felt like John McEnroe. Hell, who cares? I had a lot of respect for him. He was a beast and that’s exactly how I felt. I felt entitled to anything related to the world of boxing. And if I didn’t get it, you’ll hear from me.”

Tyson’s daughter works out with Sofia Kenin

Recently, Kenin shared glimpses of her trip with Mike Tyson and his daughter Milan. The former also practiced a bit with Milan, who is a big tennis fan. Previously, Tyson’s daughter also trained with American rising star Coco Gauff.


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