WATCH – He can call himself anything he wants –
Sept. 28, 2020 – Mike Tyson was 41-1 as a pro boxer — his lone loss coming against James ‘Buster’ Douglas — when he was convicted of rape in 1991. Tyson was sentenced to prison for six years but served three. He returned to boxing in 1995, and although he made quick work of Peter McNeeley in his return to the ring, Tyson was never the same.
After the McNeeley fight, Tyson went 8-5 in his next 13 bouts. Despite raking in more than $300 million during his boxing days, Tyson declared bankruptcy in 2003. In 2006, Tyson was arrested for suspicion of DUI and felony drug possession. He’s admitted he has a substance abuse problem.
In 2005, Tyson, according to USA Today, said, “My whole life has been a waste — I’ve been a failure. I just want to escape. I’m really embarrassed with myself and my life. I want to be a missionary and I think I could do that while keeping my dignity without letting people know they chased me out of the country. I want to get this part of my life over as soon as possible.”