Evander says one of the main reasons he wanted to sit down with Mike was to be an example for children. "It's important for young people around the world to understand that, you know, you have conflicts in life," he says. "The most important thing that I wanted, with Tyson and I, it can be brought to the inner city and tell the kids that if we can come together, you can come together."
Mike says he's finally learned that lesson for himself and is happy to spread that message. "At one time, I believed there can't be peace without war. I was in that frame of mind—there must be war, there must be peace, somebody has to rule, superior has to rule," he says. "I was a Neanderthal in thinking from that capacity. But I realize that we need to love each other better and treat each other better."
Published on October 16, 2009