- Mike Tyson recalls how his uncontrollable lifestyle ruined his career
- The former heavyweight champion admits to being sick with drinking, womanizing and extravagant eating
- Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champions at the age of 20
Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight in boxing at the age of 20 after defeating Trevor Berbick in 1986.
He held the title for years until he was beaten by James Douglas but the former undisputed champion admits his lifestyle outside of the ring contributed to his downfall, Daily Star reports.
The 53-year-old said on a podcast that all of his money was spent on a lavish lifestyle that includes drinking, womanizing and extravagant food.
Tyson admitted he was sick and needed help back in the day when things were going his way for him in the squared-circle.
"When I was young I was an animal with money," Tyson said on his Youtube show, Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson.
"Giving people money like f*** everybody, party with everybody and f*** their mothers, their sisters and their cousins... org***. I was crazy.
"I was so sick and I had no idea I was so sick.
"I bought a lot of cars for girls too."
Tyson also revealed that he was scared about the man he used to be with legendary boxer Sugar Ray Loenard
“I’m a f***ing student of war,” Tyson said.
“I know all the warriors. From Charlemagne to Achilles – the number one warrior of all warriors – and then Alexander and Napoleon, I know them all.
“I read about them all. I studied them all. I know the art of fighting, I know the art of war, that’s all I ever studied.
“That’s why I’m so feared, that’s why they feared me when I was in the ring. I was an annihilator. It’s all I was born for.
“Now those days are gone it’s empty, I’m nothing. I’m working on the art of humbleness…
"That’s the reason I’m crying because I’m not that person no more, and I miss him.
“Because sometimes I feel like a b****, because I don’t want that person to come out because if he comes out, hell is coming with him.
“And it’s not funny at all. I sound cool, like I’m a tough guy [but] I hate that guy. I’m scared of him."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Chris Jericho still remembered when he was once knocked out by the former undisputed heavyweight king Mike Tyson.
The former WWE Star now with AEW relayed his encounter with the Baddest man on the Planet who was once a knockout specialist in the heavyweight division.
Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in 1985 when he defeated Trevor Berbick via a knockout and had a few moments with the WWE in his sterling career.