Talk about a long, winding career. Mike Tyson has transformed himself from the baddest dude on the planet to an apporachable human being whose mere presence will no longer ruin your underpants. We've seen a major transformation in the once undisputed heavyweight champ. He went from one of America's roughest neighborhoods, to the youngest heavyweight champion of all-time, to multi-millionaire, to prison, back to boxing's biggest stage, back to prison, etc. There's a lot of range in that life, and the expanse of his travels no doubt contributed to his vast life experience.
Through all of his tumultuous experiences, he was doling out wisdom to his adoring fans as well as those he scared the crap out of; sometimes you just had to squint to see them. Some of these nuggets were obvious, whilst others were hidden in well-formed quotes like this one about the media: "I wish that you guys had children so I could kick them in the fucking head or stomp on their testicles so you could feel my pain because that's the pain I have waking up every day." Here are 20 Life Lessons From Mike Tyson's Career. Learn from his mistakes or, if you want, repeat them. Just know, good or bad, we can't guarantee a similar outcome.