Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has uploaded a new video on his official Instagram page and made an emotional letter to his boxing trainer, Nelson Cuevas, after his tragic death.
The legendary coach of Puerto-Rico origin and former welterweight boxer, who owned the gym named Apollo, where Tyson played as an amateur, brought many young athletes to the boxing world.
The legendary trainer passed away at the age of 80 due to coronavirus. After this sad news, Mike Tyson took to social media to pay his tribute for his mentor with a special message. In the message, he told his great experiences with his trainer as a teenager, and he said that he loved and respected him very much.
Here’s what Mike Tyson stated:
“Rest In Peace. End of an Era.
We lost one of the best people in the boxing world. Nelson Cuevas died from complications with the coronavirus. I had my first amateur fight at his Apollo Gym. He uses to be one of Cus’ fighters when he was younger.
When Cus had his Catskill fighters come down the Bronx to his gym, he protected us so fiercely. I remember us kids would be so excited because when we had an exciting fight he would buy us soda and a mini hotdog in a biscuit because he knew we didn’t have money.
It was the best years of my life being around Cuevas and watching the Puerto Rican fighters. They were such a showman. I tried to personify their machismo showmanship. People that knew Nelson knew he was nobody to fuck with.
I love and respect him so much. Being around him during my amateur career was the best time of my life. Rest In Peace. End of an Era.”
An Instagram follower named raqj13 commented and said:
Another fan named lawrencethomas wrote:
“RIP Nelson Cuevas.”
See the Instagram post below.