Former heavyweight champion ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson has admitted to feeling ‘disappointed’ that he never killed an opponent during his lengthy and controversial career, according to the Telegraph.
Upon hearing that another fighter had killed someone in the ring, Tyson questioned how he had done it, but on reflection is “happy” he was not able to emulate the unnamed boxer.
The shocking admission comes amid a wave of new revelations unearthed with Tyson’s recently released autobiography: “Undisputed Truth”.
The book documents startling revelations, including Tyson confessing to being high on drugs in some of his most prominent comeback fights against Lou Savarese and Danny Williams – Tyson beat Savarese in just 38 seconds by technical knockout.
Tyson has reappeared in the limelight thanks to the release of his book, but the added publicity has also laid bare some uncomfortable truths about the former boxer’s private life.
He began drinking again in April of this year and refers to himself as a “vicious alcoholic” who faces death if he fails to kick the habit.
The book also exposes the relationships Tyson formed in prison that led to a ban on him having any visitors, and how he resorted to voodoo in 1992 in an attempt to avoid prison for the rape of Desirèe Washington; he served three years of a six-year sentence.
In perhaps his most famous escapade, the self-proclaimed ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ once bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s right ear, but in the latest of his extraordinary claims, Tyson reveals he felt jealous when he heard someone had gone one better and finished off an opponent entirely.
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