Mike Tyson is a name considered sacred and untouchable in the world of boxing. The new generation might not know him as a fiersome boxer. But you might know him as the guy from the movie, The Hangover who punches Zach Galifianakis.The American legend by no means is less than a perfect boxer, sadly not a perfect man, though.
People say that Tyson could have become a greater person if he had not this addiction. If you think you know all about him, reading this article might prove you wrong. Mike Tyson had many dark secrets than many of you know. No more dilly-dallying now.
Since most of the media publish or say only good things about him, people are unaware that there is a darker side to Mike Tyson, the most feared heavy weight challenger. As a matter of fact, the title helped him grow into this beast.
Tyson did not have a proper upbringing, his dad left him at an early age of two and his mother, Lorna Tyson later died of cancer. So you can imagine how a kid in this situation most likely would grow up to?
Once he won the title of the youngest heavy weight champ at the age of 20, money started flowing in along with the girls falling for him, starting with the local girls and later actresses and models, even the supermodel. That’s a whole another story.
Mike Tyson lived a crazy life Source: fightstate.com
Cus D’Amato, Mike's first coach and the closest father figure to Mike could have saved him but he was fired for threatening Tyson before he could do anything. Mike had approached D'Amato's 11-year-old niece.
Besides getting arrested uncountable times for doing drugs, threatening people, violence and petty criminal activities, Mike Tyson was infamous for another thing, biting his opponent's ear.
Tyson biting Holyfield's ear in the ring Source: worldboxingnews.net
People already know this but what they did not know about him was, he was a sex addict which became the only reason for his downfall. He said for himself that he was able to conquer the big title by withholding his sex drive for five years, that's how he accumulated all his power from.
Tyson with his sudden acquired fame and wealth did not even have to try. Michael Tyson got married to a television actress Robin Givens in 1988. After 4 months, news about Mike abusing his wife surfaced. Poor Robin!
Later that year, Tyson was even sued for inappropriate and forcefully grabbing, propositioning and insulting two nightclub patrons, Sandra Miller and Lori Davis. Imagine what his wife had to go through. This was just the beginning.
After his divorce in 1989, his life in the ring also began to fall apart. Even when the process of divorce was still processing, Mike used to have sex with Robin before heading for lawyer's office. Now you know how much he craved for sex?
In 1991 Mike Tyson was accused of rape by an 18-year-old Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, in an Indianapolis hotel room. His manager, Rory Holloway was well familiar with this monster side of Tyson. As a matter of fact, he was surprised that there were not many girls accusing him of the same.
Mike being arrested for rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington Source: youtube.com
As a result, he lost the title and was sentenced to 6 years life in prison. But this did not stop him from having sex. As written in his autobiography,
I was having so much sex that I was too tired to even go to the gym and work out. I'd just stay in my cell all day.
Famous as a quicker boxer, he caused great damage to even larger opponents. Tyson was equally notorious as a sex beast. According to the book, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, once he used to sleep with 15 women per day.
The youngest heavyweight champion even had an affair with his drug counselor, after paying her $10,000 in order to fix her roof. In August 1992, Rudy Gonzalez gave an interview to New York Post, a former bodyguard while he was locked up.
Tyson getting fingerprinted after being sentenced to six years in 1992 for rape Source: dailymail.co.uk
She opened up about Tyson keeping a handheld computer so as to record the names of women and their preferences in bed. You need a computer if you were sleeping with more than 1300 women. Yes! 1300+ women.
If you have this kind of reputation you would get paid for the same. Mike Tyson promoted Poland’s best selling energy drink, Power with the slogan 'Sex Energy'. In that advertising campaign, a woman lay on a bed squirming while Tyson says ‘that’s how black works'.
Mike Tyson in the advertisement of the power drink Source: blogspot.com
This aroused outrage in consumers and rape crisis charities. Not that people need a reason but this time the reason seemed valid as Tyson was a convicted rapist.
Nevertheless, Mike Tyson was still good at boxing and won several titles, making him the highest-paid athlete in the world with $28.6 million earning leaving Michael Jordan behind.
Two times Gold medalist, Mike married three times and has 8 children. You would think maybe now Mike has become a better person. But only in dreams.
Mike Tyson reporting to jail for DUI conviction Source: telegraph.co.uk
Rory Holloway tried hard to keep Tyson from involving in any kind of sexual activities. Rory even had security guards stand outside Tyson's hotel 24 hours in order not to let girls enter his room or him going outside.
Even that did not stop Tyson from having sex. This is where the supermodel, Naomi Campbell fits in. It all started during a party held in NY. It did not take much time for the two to start having sex in a bathroom while Rory stood outside telling people 'Bathroom's taken'.
Naomi Campbell and Mike Tyson Source: royaltygist.com
In mid-1990's Tyson started engaging in group sex as regular sex bored him. Surprisingly at one point, he had a realization. Tyson wrote in his autobiography, 'Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography'
Everything I did sexually consisted of orgies.. It makes you feel like shit.
Mike did not get the title 'the baddest man on the planet' just by committing minor crimes. It was a hard-earned title. His addiction to sex eventually drove him mad and arrogant, left him bankrupt and above all became a major hurdle in becoming the best at what he does, BOXING.
Taming the Beast The Untold Story of Mike Tyson by Rory Holloway Source: booktopia.com.au
If it were not for the book, 'Taming the Beast The Untold Story of Mike Tyson' by Rory Holloway, the world would have never known this side of Tyson. But as his manager and friend, Holloway told,
He had the charisma, the physical ability and the talent to put him in the same category as Muhammad Ali.
51-year-old Tyson has a good heart, according to Rory but one good thing does not make up for being a wife beater, women abuser and a rapist.