- Mike Tyson was not only known for his exploits in the rings
- The youngest heavyweight champion also made so much money from the fights before retiring in 2005
- Reports reveal the American made £557m but squandered it living an exotic lifestyle
Boxing legend Mike Tyson was said to have made a staggering over half a billion pounds - exactly £557m during his professional career.
The 53-year-old remains the youngest boxer to have won the heavyweight title at the age of 20 years, four months, and 22 days.
He also reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion having won 50 of his 58 bouts - 44 of which came through knockouts.
Tyson became a big deal in the boxing world following his victory over Tony Tucker in their fight in 1987.
The American fighter hanged his gloves in 2005 after losing three of his last four encounters in the ring.
But in spite of the megabucks he made during his prime, Tyson filed for bankruptcy two years before his retirement due to the expensive lifestyle he lived as reported by Daily Star.
He was a proud owner of exotic cars, massive mansions and wild animals including tigers, but he seems to have gotten back on his feet having featured in a few Hollywood movies.
The baddest man on the planet as he often refers to himself also recently launching his own cannabis ranch.
Tyson stands a chance to make a whopping $1 million after Australian promoter Brian Amatruda a chance to face an Australian footballer-turned-boxer Down Under.
Below is the list of Mike Tyson’s 10 biggest career earnings:
1=. Loss vs Lennox Lewis - £28.4m (2002)
1=. Win vs Bruce Seldom - £28.4m (1996)
3=. Loss vs Evander Holyfield I - £24.4m (1996)
3=. Loss vs Evander Holyfield II - £24.4m (1997)
3=. Win vs Frank Bruno II - £24.4m (1996)
3=. Win vs Peter McNeeley - £24.4m (1995)
3=. Win vs Donovan Ruddock II - £24.4m
8=. Win vs James Smith - £20.3m (1987)
8=. Win vs Donovan Ruddock I - £20.3m (1991)
8=. Win vs Tony Tucker - £20.3m (1987)
Legit.ng earlier reported that 50 Cent believes Mike Tyson can win another heavyweight title after watching the 53-year-old punch hard during training.
The American rap artist, actor and producer claims his countryman can walk confidently back into the 'squared circle' for some real action.
Tyson shared another clip of him throwing heavy punches at his training pads after which he turned to the camera roaring, "I'm back!"
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