Michael Gerard “Mike” Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is a former American boxing athlete. He was an absolute heavyweight boxing champion, the youngest boxer to ever win the WBC, WBA, and IBF championships at the age of 20, 4 months, and 22 days. Tyson won his first 19 professional matches with a knockout, 12 knockout matches in the first half. Tyson won the WBC belt after defeating Trevor Berbick with a technical knockout in the second half. In 1987, Tyson won the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker. Boxing legend Mike Tyson is said to have made £ 557 million during his illustrious career.
Tyson is a former American boxing athlete. He was an absolute heavyweight boxing champion, the youngest boxer to ever win the WBC, WBA, and IBF championships at the age of 20.
The matches brought a “huge amount”
With a wealth of assets, the ‘Scariest man on the planet’ Mike Tyson used to love to spend money on mansions, cars, and, of course, tigers raised as pets.
Mike Tyson started making money after he became the youngest heavyweight champion in history at just 20 years old. The match Tyson brought in the most money was the clash with Lennox Lewis, despite being defeated in the 8th round and losing WBC, IBF, and IBO championships to the opponent but Tyson also in time to receive the amount of nearly 29 million pounds. Mike Tyson also brought a lot in the two losses against Holyfield
In 1996, Tyson defeated KO Bruce Seldon in the first half to win the WBA championship. In fact, the American legend completely dominated the opponent from the field before the referee for the game began. As a result, Mike ‘Steel’ added £ 28.4 million to his account without breaking a sweat.
Two matches against Evander Holyfield and a victory over Frank Bruno also brought Tyson over £ 20 million each.
Mike Tyson went bankrupt with a debt
Rich, famous but after only 3 years in prison for rape, Tyson’s huge fortune also ‘rolled away’. He declared bankruptcy in 2003 with a debt of about 17 million pounds.
Mike Tyson was forced to sell a 52-room super villa with two swimming pools and a nightclub for rapper 50 Cent. And Tyson had no choice but to sell the £ 890,000 mansion in Ohio – now converted into a church.
As of 2020, it is reported that Mike’s net worth of ‘Steel’ is only at £ 2.4 million. The 53-year-old legend is currently actively training to prepare for his return to the boxing ring after 15 years of gloves.
As soon as Mike Tyson is announced to be back, there are many millions of dollars worth of offers to be with him. Tyson was offered £ 1 million to meet rugby star Sonny Bill Williams on the ring, or a £ 16.2 million offer for fans to see him on barefoot boxing. However, Mike Tyson has no information on his upcoming opponent.