David Blaine: How I Met Mike Tyson
David Blaine – Nothing to Lose
David Blaine explains how he became fearless after the death of his mother and how he met Mike Tyson.
It’s the back of my arm. I remember at that moment I felt like my body was like one big twig, and it was like snap. I think also at that point that’s when I became fearless because at that point I felt like I had nothing to lose. When I was 19, I was at the airport and my bag was missing. I saw a whole bunch of identical bags coming out, and there was all these guys dressed in identical jumpers and I was like, “I think you guys have one of my bags because I have the exact same bag.” It was a toolie bag. They said, “Go ask him. Knock on the window.”
It was a limousine, a white limo parked out front with tinted windows. I knock on the window, and thing rolls down and Mike Tyson, there was his fist. I’m doing magic to him. It’s amazing. Along the way he says to me, he says, “You know, I wasn’t supposed to be the heavy weight champ.” He’s like, “I wasn’t tall enough, I didn’t have long arms.” He’s like, “But I had nothing to lose, and when you have nothing to lose, you have everything to gain.