Mike Tyson revealed to Sean Hannity the one thing that scares him. And it should scare you too

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Mike Tyson was the youngest heavyweight champion in the history of boxing and continues to this day to be known as one of the greatest, most vicious fighters the world has ever seen.

As he prepares for yet another major bout at the age of 57 Mike Tyson revealed to Sean Hannity the one thing that scares him.

And it should scare you too.

Mike Tyson promotes upcoming Jake Paul fight

Mike Tyson is preparing to box Jake Paul, a 27-year-old YouTuber turned boxer, on July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Paul became a pay-per-view draw by facing off against much older, retired MMA fighters, like Anderson Silva and Tyson Woodley, in the boxing ring.

Netflix will live stream the Paul-Tyson fight and it will undoubtedly be the most-watched boxing match of the year.

As part of promoting the fight, Tyson appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show for an interview in which Hannity begged Tyson to shut up the braggadocious Paul,

“Listen, will you please promise me you’re going to kick this guy’s ass and shut him up, please?” Hannity asked Tyson

“Hey, I’ll do just that for you,” Tyson shot back.

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Tyson gave the 6’1 Paul his due as a fighter, but also said Paul bit off way more than he could chew by agreeing to a match with the former heavyweight champion of the world, who made his name knocking out opponents in the first round.

“I think it’s, you know, he came a long way from YouTubing — and listen, I’ve seen the YouTube of him at 16 doing weird dances. That’s not the guy I’m going to be fighting. This guy is going to come out and then try to hurt me, which I’m accustomed to, he’s going to be greatly mistaken,” Tyson declared.

Tyson let Hannity in on a little secret in that every fight makes him “afraid” because anything can happen.

But Tyson said the fear goes away as the fight nears and Tyson says he realizes he is “invincible.”

Tyson explains his fear of getting in the ring

Tyson told Hannity it may shock people to hear that he’s “scared to death” ahead of every fight he takes on.

“Anything I’m afraid [of], I confront it, and that’s my personality. And right now, I’m afraid. I’m scared to death but as the fight gets closer, the less nervous I become because it’s reality and in reality, I’m invincible,” Tyson added.

But Tyson stated that the will to overcome that fear is what motivates him to fight and makes him the all-time great that he is.

“I think that people hearing Mike Tyson is scared to death is kind of reminiscent of the last Rocky movie, right? He goes, I’m scared to death, champ, aren’t you afraid? I’m afraid of nothing. Yeah, well, okay, that didn’t work out,” Hannity said. “Did you feel that fear or that — maybe it’s a sense of failure or potential failure all your career?”

“No, it’s a sign of victory,” Tyson continued.

“If I didn’t have these feelings, I wouldn’t go into this fight. I have to have these feelings to fight,” Tyson concluded. “Without them, I would never go in the ring.”

And just in case anyone forgot who he was, Tyson posted a clip of his training on social media that would make anyone question why they would want to stand across the ring from “Iron Mike,” and give him the legal right to punch them in the face – even if he is past his prime.

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