The ferocious American boxer Mike Tyson wants to sing and dance. He has always been known for his notorious behaviour, but this statement from him indicates that he wants to shed the bad boy image, which he carries wherever he goes.
MIKE TYSON is considered one of the best boxers in the world. He used to knock out his opponents in the first round itself with his sledgehammer upper cuts. In fact, the bets used to be more on the seconds that Tyson would need to lay flat his opponent and not whether he will win the boxing match or not. Tyson was a metaphor for a 'knockout punch' in his heydey before off-the-ring bad boy behavior and his 'biting of the ear' act triggered a downslide.
But now the former world
heavyweight champion Mike Tyson wants to shed this image and wants to entertain. “I was always a bad boy that wanted to be a good guy. I did not know how to become a good guy, cause I always concentrated on being a bad guy,” Tyson told AFP. Tyson was sentenced for six years of imprisonment after being convicted for a rape charge. It was the highlight of his controversial career. Apart from this he has also been involved in the infamous incident where he bit Holyfield's ear during a match. No wonder, out of the many nicknames that the boxer has been given, one of them is - The Baddest Man on the Planet. Though in his defense, Tyson did grow up in a tough and crime-infested neighbourhood in the US. Survival required gang affiliation and a me-first mindset.
The once ultra aggressive boxer has now softened his attitude and changed his behaviour. “I want to sing and dance. I want to be like Billy Madison,” said Tyson, making his point by showing some funny moves. Now, thats a rarity from Tyson, who was known for his fiery punches and his in-your-face attitude.
One hopes that his new-found love for singing and dancing would be enjoyed by his fans all over the world. The boxer had once participated in an Argentinean dance contest along with his wife in 2011.