“I spent my last million for my rehabilitation, because out of 500 million “There’s nothing left of the dollars I’ve made in boxing,” Iron Mike told The Pivot. – Everything went to my women. It lasted 15-16 years. Back then it seemed like I had a mountain of wealth, but it’s all gone now.”
The former heavyweight boxing star admitted that his eight children will not see that impressive sum of money either.
“What will I leave them? A lesson about working hard and praying a lot. Money will not help them, on the contrary, it will harm them, because they will not learn to fight for themselves, overcome challenges and work hard,” he said.
Of course, we will all die one day. When I look in the mirror and see the spots on my face, I say, “Wow, my day is really coming, it’s close.”
Speaking about money to the prestigious publication “Sports Illustrated”, the former boxer explained that even now, when he has nothing, money means nothing to him.
“I always tell people that money will not make them happy. When you have a lot of money, you can’t expect someone to truly love you. How to confess to a person with 500 million US dollars that love him? he said. – This is just a false sense of security. You hope that nothing will happen, nothing threatens you. You don’t think banks can fail. You hope that you are invulnerable when you have a lot of money, but that is not true. That’s why I always say that money creates a false sense of security.”
Iron Mike, who once crushed opponents in the ring with incredible strength, is now increasingly talking about death. He is convinced that he has little time left on this earth.
“Of course we’re all going to die one day. “When I look in the mirror and see the spots on my face, I’m like, ‘Wow, my day is really coming, it’s close,'” the boxing legend told Sports Illustrated.
M. Tyson was the heavyweight boxing champion of the world from 1987 to 1990. At the age of 20 years, 4 months and 22 days, he remains the youngest boxer in history to win the world heavyweight championship belt.
In his career, he won 19 fights by knockout, 12 of them in the first round. Iron Mike’s fight with Buster Douglas, who, being the underdog in the fight, knocked him out in 1990 is considered one of the biggest disappointments in sports history.
He had a total of 58 fights in his career, of which he won 50 and lost 6. The star lost five times by knockout and once by disqualification when he scandalously bit the tip of Evander Holyfield’s right ear.
M. Tyson was constantly accompanied by scandals in his life. Perhaps the biggest is the rape case in 1992, according to which the boxer was sentenced to 6 years in prison, but was released for good behavior after three years.
The boxer, who ended his career in 2005, continued his scandalous life, which revolved around women, drugs, rehabilitation and bankruptcies.
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