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‘I Didn’t Set a Good Example as a Black Man’: Boxing Legend Mike Tyson Says

Former heavyweight world champion, Mike Tyson, has touched on his personal life regarding how he behaved.

In a report sighted online on, the retired reveals certain things about his children.

Mike Tyson dropped by T.I.‘s podcast “ExpediTIously” this week and talked about several topics, including his children.

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In one part of the discussion, the retired boxer said that his kids aren’t attracted to Black people, and it may be his fault. Tyson also said he’s completely baffled by the whole thing, but wanted to talk about it.

You know what bothers me too, man? And I gotta say this: Why my kids don’t like black kids?” he said at around the 38:16 mark. “They don’t date black kids. Why is that?”

“Sometimes I look at my daughter, and I see that she’s attracted to white guys, and I say to myself, ‘I didn’t set a good example as a black man then.’”

“I don’t think that’s it,” T.I. replied.

That’s just the way my mind goes,” Tyson continued. “They must have seen sometimes when I was vulnerable and said, ‘Hey, I don’t wanna be with no one like that. … He’s scary.’ I think it’s the aggressiveness, I think it’s confrontational stuff, they think.”

Tyson explained that it’s a problem that his son has too when it comes to being attracted to black women.

“I’m like, ‘What the f–k is wrong with you? You don’t like her?’” Tyson said he’ll ask his son. “And I don’t understand the concept. … Their vision, what they see. … That’s what confuses me with my kids.”

The 53-year-old has been married three times and reportedly has seven children. He married his third wife, Lakiha Spicer, in June 2009, and they have a daughter and son together.

Tyson also had a daughter who passed away in 2009 at age 4 after a tragic accident on a treadmill.

We previously reported a story of Tyson defeating fellow countryman and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir in computer simulation.

Up till now, Mike Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title when he was 20 years in 1986.

Frank Mir is a 40-year-old American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler who competes for Bellator MMA in the Heavyweight division.


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