The legendary boxer Mike Tyson and late rapper Tupac Shakur shared a close relationship and it is no secret. ‘Iron Mike’ had previously recalled the time when rap legend Tupac Shakur visited him in prison as he was locked up following his 1992 rape conviction.
Mike Tyson says Tupac Shakur raps made impact on his life
On his latest episode of the Hotboxin’ podcast, NBA players Matt Barnes and Stak asked the boxer to talk about Shakur. In the process, Mike Tyson detailed how Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls’ (The Notorious B.I.G.) rap verses eventually impacted their life. He said:
“When you manifest things sometimes they happen quicker than you expect. And you know, I am just it putting it this way. Him [Tupac Shakur] and Biggie, they really raps about destroying themselves and dying and this is just what happens when you do that.”
Previously, the veteran boxer recently revealed that he has a huge regret which is related to Tupac Shakur. The rapper passed away after Mike Tyson’s first-round knockout of Bruce Seldon. Tyson has since expressed a feeling of responsibility, as he invited the rapper to attend his fight. Shakur got into a fight with Orlando Anderson, a Crip, in the lobby of the MGM Grand following the fight. Anderson had previously attempted to rob one of Shakur’s friends. Shakur had gone back to his hotel but after sometime he was shot dead while driving down Flamingo Road with Suge Knight.
Following Tupac’s death, Tyson had lost the WBA heavyweight crown to Evander Holyfield in the next fight. Following that, Tyson was disqualified from the rematch after he bit a chunk of Holyfield’s ear. Following the series of losses against Holyfield, Tyson’s next title fight happened against Lennox Lewis in 2002. British boxing star Lewis demolished Tyson and shattered his hopes of becoming a champion.