Mike Tyson’s famous ear-biting fight has defined his life ever since – and now shocking new details of the cash payment he received as well as his behavior around the time have come out…
He began his career with nineteen consecutive knockouts; he won his first thirty-seven fights and was the heavyweight champion of the world at the ripe age of twenty years old.
It’s needless to say that he is one of the biggest names in the world of boxing.
That ear bite.
And now new details of the fight have surfaced – including his huge cash splurge.
And this was ultimately the path leading to the end of his boxing career.
His behavior lost him a lot of respect in the sport…
After a series of mishaps in his life – serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and biting off an opponent’s ear, just to name a few – a lot of people argued that Tyson had lost his game, despite remaining the heavyweight champion of the world.
And this was the last time Tyson stepped into the ring.
Tyson’s lavish and outlandish lifestyle choices were often met with scrutiny.
He has also battled with alcohol and opiate addictions throughout his life and has admitted to being under the influence during many of his big fights.
And he had a mountain of debt to shift through.
After years of substance abuse, Tyson now admits to using medicinal marijuana to relieve his muscle pain.
Having found his new passion, in 2016, the heavyweight champion launched “Tyson Holistic,” which sells a number of marijuana products and merchandise.
After years of using opiates to treat his pain, Tyson is now heavily-invested in the use of CBD as his primary pain relief method.
In an interview, Tyson explained, “I’ve been fighting for over 20 years, and my body has a lot of wear and tear. I had two surgeries and I used marijuana to calm my nerves, and it would take the pain away … But before, they had me on those opiates, and those opiates had me all screwed up.”
Tyson credits the use of CBD and medicinal marijuana for helping him to conquer his opiate addiction.
Tyson Holistics now invests in a number of different companies that use CBD in their products, as well as developing and launching their own cannabis-oriented brands.
One year on from the launch of Tyson Holistics, “Tyson Ranch” was born.
Though it isn’t fully built yet, the star has claimed that this will be his marijuana empire… and we don’t expect anything less.
It’s certain his biggest fights are behind him.
In which Tyson bit Holyfield’s ear.
But now, new information about Tyson’s behavior around the fight has surfaced, and it has solicited a huge reaction from boxing buffs.
Firstly, Tyson was given his $30 million fee the night before the fight…
And in his frustration at the car, he threw the keys to a nearby security guard, telling him to take it.
Dropping a reported $800,000 at the Versace store. Must be nice.
“The second he took that stuff out of the store, it had no value. He didn’t care.”
Tyson had spent an unbelievable $1.15 million in under ninety minutes.
“You name it. He wasn’t living a life of regret.”
You can say that again!
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