Tyson Recalls Life 'After Death'


Mike Tyson today thanks British boxing fans for saving his life.

The former undisputed world heavyweight champion insists if it had not been for his sell-out UK talk shows, he “would have starved to death”.

Tyson returns to Britain next month for another bout of soul-baring as he continues to turn his life around.

The convicted rapist was declared bankrupt in 2003, despite earning more than £185million during his boxing career.

In an exclusive SunSport interview, he admits: “Three years ago, I was homeless. I needed to keep the wolves from my door and the fans in Britain gave me that.

“I am so grateful. My most loyal fan base is in Britain. If I had depended on love in the States, I would have starved to death.”

Tyson, who has also served time for drug offences and assaulting two motorists, is now carving out a Hollywood movie career after appearing in The Hangover films.

He added: “The Hangover has given me a comeback in America but, in Britain, they loved me for all my flaws before the movies came out.

“I have a one-man show coming up in Las Vegas called the Undisputed Truth.

“Film of me going to prison will be screened behind me and I will get naked there in front of people. That’s what I call it, being naked with my clothes on. Just telling the truth.”

That will include talking about the tragic death of his four-year-old daughter Exodus, who died in 2009 after getting tangled in an exercise treadmill.

Tyson, who has been married three times and has eight children by several women, said: “My daughter dying changed my life and I met people who dragged me back from the brink.

“There were ex-Hell’s Angels in my recovery programme who helped me so much.

“I saw people who had millions, I saw people who were homeless and they all had problems. Yet around them were people who would go to an airport at 4am just to talk you out of a bad place.

“They drag people out of the gutter — now my mission is to help people like that.

“I have survived all that I have been through and it’s left me with such passion for life.

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