How Mike Tyson’s Ring Triumphs Paved the Way to a £557m Empire?


Mike Tyson started to rack up his fortune from an early age after he was crowned the heavyweight champion of the world at just 20 years old.

His biggest boxing payday came when he took on bitter rival Lennox Lewis – which saw him rake him in more than £28million.

Lewis knocked out the American hardman in the eighth round to retain his WBC, IBF and IBO titles.

And Tyson matched that huge payday for his historic win over Bruce Seldon in 1996.

The American dominated from the off before the referee dived in to call the fight off after less than two minutes.


As a result, the Baddest Man of Planet banked £28.4million without even breaking a sweat.

And he earned in excess of £20million for several fights including his bouts against Evander Holyfield and his win over Frank Bruno.
But Iron Mike – who served three years in prison after being convicted of rape in 1992 – ended up losing his fortune.


He was declared bankrupt in 2003 with reported debts of around £17million against his name.

Tyson was forced to sell his incredible 52-room mansion with two pools and a nightclub to rapper 50 Cent.

And he had no choice but to sell his £890,000 Ohio Mansion – which has now been converted into a church.

As of 2020, it is reported that his net worth sits at just $3million (£2.4m).


The 53-year-old is now back in the spotlight as he prepares for his boxing comeback after 15 years out of action.

He has been bombarded with fight offers after insisting he will dust off his gloves for a four-round exhibition bout.

The reformed Baddest Man on the Planet has been offered £16.2million to make his return in a bare knuckle boxing fight.

And the heavyweight icon has been offered £1million to lock horns with rugby star Sonny Bill Williams in the ring.


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