Posted: 3:55 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
By Rick Couri
Tyson has had a messy divorce, bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear, and gone nearly bankrupt. What could be worse?
"I'm on the verge of dying because I'm a vicious alcoholic and I've been, um, wow, this is some interesting stuff, I've been, um, I haven't drank or took drugs in six days," the former champ said at a post-fight news conference this past weekend.
Tyson wasn't finished "and for me, that's a miracle."
No, Tyson isn’t fighting but he did kick off his career as a boxing promoter this past weekend.
Tyson came clean and admitted he has been less than truthful in the past when it comes to being sober.
"I'm never gonna use again," Iron Mike said after the fights at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.
Tyson’s voice wavered as he told ESPN "I want to live a sober life, I don't want to die."