One of the most marketable entertainers who ever lived left far too much to the imagination where his career is concerned.
Prior to his incarceration in 1992, we had possible fights against George Foreman and Evander Holyfield. There were monster fights discussed after he emerged from prison, however most never materialized.
It's tempting to consider that had Tyson stayed with the original team that got him to $21 million dollars for barely half a round against Spinks.
His first billion before the age of 30 could have arrived on a wave of tremendously more satisfying fights than Don King steered him toward.
I've gone ahead and looked at the career that might have been, and compiled a list of mega fights where Tyson could have made around $300 million for these fights alone.
I'd say we'd get better value out of it compared to say McNeeley, Buster Mathis Jr. and Bruce Seldon after he got out of the slammer.