Mike Tyson Promotes Mexico Tourism
Ex heavy weight champion Mike Tyson got attention from the press last week by participating in a promotional tourism campaign for Mexican resort cities Acapulco, Ixtapa, Cancún, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.
“Throughout my career they have always treated me with dignity and respect”, said the ex heavy weight champion, as he wore a gray suite, white shirt and championship belt during the campaign launch in Mexico City. Tyson, who was named “head ambassador of the “Mexico ¡Se Siente!” campaign” took the time to thank his Mexican fans for their support throughout his career.
“José Sulaimán (president of the World Boxing Council) has always been on my side, in addition to the support I’ve receive for each fight, he is an extraordinary friend”, said Tyson, who recently became a boxing legend by being inducted to the Hall of Fame.
The ex boxer showed his enthusiasm towards the campaign when he selected Mazatlán as his favorite vacation spot and reference his days as an 18 year old flyweight as he saluted Mexican boxers for their bravery and courage.
“I didn’t just watch them fight on TV, I also had videos of their fights, which inspired me to keep going. I knew that in order to be a great champion I would have to defeat them”, he said during the introductory presentation.
And he added: “Because they were shorter than me, I wasn’t able to fight against them, but I always said to myself that in order to be a champion I’d have to have a strong spirit, like they do”.
“He was my idol. When he won the title at the age of 20 I use to run into him in the hotel hallways wearing the championship belt”, said Sulaimán, referencing the knock out fighter that throughout his career won 300 million dollars.
Tyson remains the youngest heavy weight champion of all times, a feat he achieved in 1986 at the age of 20. Throughout his career he won 50 of 58 fights, 44 of them by knock out.