So, high schoolers, do you know who Mike Tyson is?
Tyson last fought in 2010 and he told Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim that he gets recognized these days for his role in The Hangover movies and not anything he did between the ropes. (The interview is worth your time and you can read it by clicking here).
“You run into some kid, this is a real humbling experience. I went to this high school. Six hundred kids in the room, 700 kids, maybe 1,000. They had this big screen, giant, 10-by-10. They were showing the kids some of my fights because they didn’t know who I was. They just thought I was an actor from The Hangover. So [the teacher] had to explain, No, this is who he was. They didn’t know. This one guy, this little Mexican kid, said, ‘I think my grandfather told me about you.’ [He laughs.]. Never in my life am I going to forget that. You talk about a humbling experience.”