Mike Tyson is in Las Vegas and he is about to reveal every dark secret of his life. He used to step on the ring as a champion, and he now steps on the stage as an entertainer.
It's called Undisputed Truth and Tyson's show doesn't talk much about the brilliance of his career. He spends more time talking about every moment related to drugs, crimes and sex.
I'm about to reveal the most shocking truths admitted by Tyson in his new featured show and in the past few years.
Tyson didn't talk about it in his show, but confessed this shocking truth to Rick Reilly of ESPN just a few moments after his opening show:
"I didn't talk about getting a prison official pregnant," he told me for a "SportsCenter" interview after the Saturday show.
Was it before his jail sentence? Or maybe it was after he got out of prison? Both assumptions are wrong! The incident happened while he was IN prison.
"Oh, yeah. In prison, stuff happens. But she had no baby."
We all knew that Mike Tyson was a heavy drug user. Did you know he was also taking the blue pill? Never thought that a man with that much testosterone would need some help! From Rick Reilly of ESPN:
"I just liked morphine," he told me, "but I had to take a lot of it because it didn't stay in your system for a long time. ... And I'd have my cocaine, and I had my marijuana, and I had my Cialis and Viagra and my little friends all sitting there. That's just how I lived my life."
Lorna, Tyson's mother, wasn't a fighter. However, she did have her share of fights in front of his son. From Rick Reilly of ESPN:
Did you know that as a boy, he saw his mother, Lorna, throw boiling water, cups of lye and hot coffee in the face of her boyfriend, and yet would see her get back with him the very next week?
In 1990, Mike Tyson lost to Buster Douglas, who was a 42-to-1 underdog. To this day, it is still considered one of the biggest upsets of all-time in boxing. Tyson admitted the sins he committed just before this fight, according to Rick Reilly of ESPN.
In Tokyo, he "smoked pot," "didn't take training too seriously" and went through "too many of them Japanese prostitutes"?
Tyson also admits that on the day of his fight vs. Andrew Golota, he took marijuana just before going out on the ring.
There was a lot of hype. It was supposed to be one of the greatest fights of all time. However, Tyson's heart wasn't really into it. He didn't want to be on the ring that night. He was solely there for the payday, according to Michele Chong of myboxingfans.com.
He now candidly admits that he fought Lennox Lewis just for the money, and reconfirms that his final bout against Kevin McBride was also just for the payday!
A few decades ago, he was young, popular and rich. Tyson's present is all but similar to his past. The Iron doesn't have a single penny and he admits that he knows he will never be rich again. According to Dylan Stableford of Yahoo!:
"I don't think I'm ever not [going to be broke]," Tyson told Yahoo News. "I owe too much money to the IRS. I'm never going to be able to attain a great fortune of wealth.
As Tyson already said in the past, in March 1996 (via Boxing Monthly):
No one gives a f**k about me. No one cares if my children starve, if they're on welfare. I have to support my children. I need more money.
It doesn't take a genius to guess that Tyson's childhood wasn't any close to perfection. His relationship with his mom was just one of the many things influencing him negatively in his early life. Tyson confesses to The Associated Press:
I never saw my mother happy with me and proud of me for doing something: She only knew me as being a wild kid running the streets, coming home with new clothes that she knew I didn't pay for. I never got a chance to talk to her or know about her. Professionally, it has no effect, but it's crushing emotionally and personally.
The Iron was once caught biting ears in a fight, twice. He has also been heard saying he wanted to eat children:
There is no one who can match me. My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want your heart! I want to eat your children!
Can you now believe that Tyson is a vegan. He has been for four years and he says that he has no intention to change.
He hasn't hesitated and hasn't tempered his answer. He is the father of eight children and with his troubled past, it is certainly not easy to be the perfect example for his kids. To him (via Stableford), it's clear.
As a father I think I suck, but I'm trying.
Mike Tyson has done several bad things in his life and he confessed most of them. Still, he insists that he never committed the crime sending him to jail for three years. The Iron was found guilty of rape.
He's basically getting naked in front of the entire world by revealing the details of the darkest moments of his life. Most of us wouldn't be able to tell this truth to our friends. Still, Tyson tells it to millions of people.
Why would he keep denying this crime? Was he really innocent? I guess he will bring this secret to his grave! From the Associated Press:
“There’s a lot of things I could have gone to jail for and I deserved to go to jail for,” he said. “But this wasn’t one of them. I didn’t do it and I will never admit doing it.”
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