Boxing legend Mike Tyson has always made headlines, for good reasons and often for bad. Similar to his in-ring career, Tyson’s personal life has also been on people’s radar, making him one of the controversial athletes of all time.
Although he enjoyed immense success and fame, Tyson experienced several clashes with setbacks and dark days in life. So gloomy that he ended up in jail and ran out of all his riches in 2003.
However, the heavyweight icon rose from that point and is once again a millionaire as he seeks a comeback against Roy Jones Jr. on November 28.
Although many see him as the greatest, there are many who claim that his controversial life affected his legacy. That said, Tyson appears unaffected.
He’s always been open about his life and never hesitated to talk about his bad days. However, some facts may be unknown to many fans. Here is an overview of some major turning points in the life of “Iron”.
Mike Tyson – An Open Book Mystery
Mike Tyson, 54, has always been a global sensation, and people outside of boxing are also well aware of his antics. From Hollywood to the fighting community, Tyson’s controversies know no bounds.
Brad Pitt and Tyson’s wife
Tyson divorced his first wife Rob Givens after catching her cheating with Hollywood icon Brad Pitt. In an interview with Bensinger, Tyson explained that he caught his wife with Pitt. He also accused the actor of stealing his wife.
Tyson said, “I was crazy as hell. You should have seen his face (Brad Pitt) when he saw me. This is one of the most ridiculous turns in the life of the boxing icon.
Mike Tyson – Change Religion
During his days in prison, Tyson took to religion like a fish and adopted Islam. He also changed his name to Malik Abdul Aziz. It is a fact that most do not know.
Exhibition fight in 2006
Mike Tyson, 40, puts a big right arm on Corey Sanders in an exhibit and holds his opponent upright 😂👏 pic.twitter.com/fumLGZPG7O
– Against the ropes (@ATRboxinguk) Jan. 9, 2018
As we continue to look forward to the next exhibition fight, Roy Jones Jr is not the first boxer to have an exhibition clash against Tyson. In 2006, Corey Sanders had a similar fortune when he locked the horns with “Iron.”
However, Tyson ended the fight quickly and grabbed Sanders with a red right hand. 14 years later, he will face Roy Jones Jr where there will be no KO.
The shocking death of her daughter in 2009
Tyson’s daughter – Exodus died in 2009 when the heavyweight boxer was not at home. According to reports, Exodus was playing with a treadmill and got stuck. Sadly, the little girl couldn’t escape and took her last breath.
Tyson’s life has seen a lot of extreme times, and he’s always been a fighter. He is still a great ambassador for the sport, coming back with nothing to lose from his endowment.