Ex champion heavyweight fighter Mike Tyson declares he’s a “full on raging” addict to cocaine, weed and alcohol which he understands only one method to command.
“When I got an opportunity to get high – boom, I Had get high,” Tyson has disclosed in an article he’s written in the New York Times .
“I will still give in. I could never fight with those cravings. I am an enthusiast”.
Mike Tyson has disclosed he’s a drug and alcohol addict and just his conscience about his family keeps him from losing control.
Tyson said he’d developed a conscience and “a craving to be a better man”.
“When I’m focused on doing good and being great, and practice the day to day mechanisms of a sober, healthy life, I do not get those advocates to do terrible things to myself.”
The one time world heavyweight champ said his brutal training regimen which began when he was a young fighter fell apart in 1986, after the death of his mentor, Cus D’Amato.
Regarded as being among the greatest heavyweight fighters in history, Tyson was known for his questionable behavior on the exterior for his ferocious fashion inside the ring.
He served three years in prison between 1995 and 1992 for raping an 18-year old beauty queen in a hotel room.
He bit off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a fight in 1997 after making a come back.
Although his career had been in chaos in 2005, he retired from boxing. “That is when I became a full on raging junkie,” he wrote in the New York Times.
“Since then, I’ve fought for sobriety, sometimes successfully, at other times not.”
The third important cause in Tyson’s life was the 2009 death of his daughter, while she was playing at home Exodus, who caught her neck in a treadmill twine.
In the past, Tyson said he’d bad people and “greedy vultures” taking advantage of him and siphoning off cash from his winnings.
Finally, it was his third marriage – to longtime girlfriend Lakiha “Kiki” Spicer – and the arrival of Tyson’s seventh of eighth kids which settled him down.
“My conscience has saved me from descending into a life of complete, selfish hedonistic mistreatment,” said Tyson who maintains, in 2014, he’s feeling “the greatest I Have ever felt”.