Blaine then admitted to Tyson that, “you changed my life,” and explained that during a chance encounter back in the day, the young illusionist received sage advice from the heavyweight champ.
“I met you because your crew accidentally took my suitcase and put it in one of your crews. They told me to knock on the window, and it was you,” Blaine explained while Tyson laughed and remembered the meeting.
Blaine recounted that he was doing magic for Tyson, when the champ said:
“I was never meant to be the heavyweight champ, I don’t have the arm reach, I’m short, I am not right … but I had nothing to lose and therefore I had everything to gain.”
Blaine said the viewpoint “entirely changed my focus,” and that it told him to “give every single thing into what you believe in.”