Tyson does not want kids to follow

Updated: 31 January 2008 09:59 IST

Mike Tyson at a event was seemingly keen to wax lyrical about what he feels is his greatest accomplishment in life - his children.

Johannesburg:

Two-time world heavyweight boxing champion 'Iron' Mike Tyson was the guest of honour at a 'question and answer session' in the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday.

The 41-year-old New Yorker is taking part in a tour of the region and is scheduled to attend a gala dinner on Wednesday to auction of signed memorabilia for the 'Sithabile Child and Youth Care Centre' charity based in Johannesburg.

Also in attendance at the dinner will be African National Congress president Jacob Zuma, alongside a galaxy of political, corporate and sporting luminaries.

The softly spoken former boxer, who famously bit a chunk out of rival Evander Holyfield's ear during a title fight, seemed happy to answer a wide variety of questions from all corners.

The 41-year-old seemingly keen to wax lyrical about what he feels is his greatest accomplishment in life - his children - with Tyson eager to ensure they don't follow him into the ring.

When asked if we would see his legacy carried forward, he replied, "No, none of my children are interested in boxing - I make sure of that. They are just basic kids, just normal kids."

Topics : Boxing
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