Because Mike Tyson’s energy is so powerful, even though he has channeled it by holding back his passion before fighting, his ferocity in the ring can’t stop him. Rudy Gonzalez, Mike Tyson’s confidant, former bodyguard and driver, revealed that Iron Mike’s immense energy made him unstoppable in the mid 80’s.
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Gonzalez dared to say that after he witnessed the vent of anger, sadness, and inner torment of Mike Tyson who was then 20 years old. Tyson’s excessive energy was so terrible when he crushed Trevor Berbick in the second round. Out of rage, Tyson made history in the fight for the Heavyweight title on November 22, 1986.
After that, Tyson transformed into the most sadistic boxer on earth. For fans of boxing world in the 80s, very familiar with Tyon’s behavior in the ring. Cruel, without a smile, brutally beat his enemy in the ring. Mike Tyson’s dark side in his teenage years until the death of Cus D’Amato became a factor in how his mental state was out of control, which earned him the nickname The Baddest Man on the planet.
Mike Tyson was coached by Cus D’Amato, his adoptive parents and coach.
The character of Cus D’Amato, who becomes Tyson’s legal guardian after serving his sentence in juvenile prison, with his father, guides Tyson from being labeled a street criminal to become a great boxer in the future. However, a year before history was made against Trevor Berbick, D’Amato died. Well, the departure of D’Amato left Mike Tyson mentally shaken.
“Mike used to cry before fighting. He had an anxiety problem where he would get frustrated with anxiety because he didn’t feel good enough or didn’t want to mess it up,” Gonzalez said.
“He was never able to recover from his loss to Cus, because he found someone special who believed in him and was saved from hell. He took it out on everyone. That’s why he walked into the ring with a vengeance when he beat Berbick.”