It's safe to say that Mike Tyson is known best for one thing and one thing only - and that is being one of the world's greatest boxers.
But recently, people have been left concerned for his health after a very shocking "car crash" interview...
Mike Tyson is one of the most iconic boxers of all time.
via: GettyHe 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.
But things haven't been so smooth sailing...
via: GettyAnd a recent interview sparked concerns from worried viewers who think there's something very wrong with the boxer.
Tyson's life hasn't been easy especially following his defeat to James Buster Douglas in 1990...
via: GettyAnd this was ultimately the path leading to the end of his boxing career.
His behavior lost him a lot of respect in the sport...
via: GettyAfter a series of mishaps in his life - serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and biting off a components 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.
He has been criticized heavily in the past...
This resulted in the boxer declaring for bankruptcy...
via: GettyAnd he had a mountain of debt to shift through.
But Tyson began turning his life around.
via: GettyAfter 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.
He wanted to educate people on the healing properties of cannabis.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".
And he believes that cannabis can cure other drug addictions.
CBD has been proven to carry many healing properties.
via: GettyCBD, which is a cannabis compound with no psychoactive properties, has been found to be an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-psychotic agent, and is regularly used in products to help with a variety of different illnesses and conditions.
Introducing: Tyson Ranch.
It seems that Tyson has really redeemed himself with this career choice...
via: GettyAnd it's safe to say that the former boxer now has a lot to reflect on.
Tyson appeared in an interview with The Sportsman which first concerned his fans.
via: GettyAnd he spoke deeply about his life and career as a boxer.
He was asked if there was any more of the Mike Tyson story to tell...said, "I don’t think so. Unless something miraculous happens. But you never know. The more we learn about ourselves, the more we learn about life. Life is pretty interesting. We’re born not knowing, we die not knowing where we came from. But our life prepares us for our death. We still don’t know sh*t about it, but when we get to a certain age, we’re not scared of dying no more, like it was when we were young."
Death has always been a possibility in his line of work...
And when asked if he looked forward to death...
via: GettyHe said, "Yeah. I don’t fear it. Living might be more complicated than dying to me. The belief of it. I don’t know if it’s true."
To Tyson, living is a journey.
via: GettyBut the comments sparked some concern amongst fans about the mental state of the boxer.
And a recent interview just added to their worry.
via: GettyOn a segment on Good Morning Britain, a daytime TV show in the UK, the boxer was interviewed about his upcoming fight and how he felt about stepping into the ring again given his age.
But rather than giving us the reassurance we needed, the interview has been described as a "car crash."
via: YouTubeThroughout it, the boxer seemed tired, slurring his words and getting confused.
Not only that, but he also kept slumping down in his seat.
via: YouTubeAt one point, he physically tilted over while Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid tried to push on with the interview, despite their obvious discomfort.
"I'm just prepared to fight on Saturday night, November 28," he slurred.
via: YouTubeBut not everyone was so sure...