As one of the best in the business, Mike Tyson has experienced every high possible inside the boxing ring.
In 1986, at the age of just 20, he became the youngest heavyweight champion of the world when he destroyed Trevor Berbick and it wasn’t long before he was given his undisputed crown.
There is no getting away, though, from the fact his career and life has been littered with controversies and incidents he would rather forget.
His trophy room may be littered with gold, but Tyson battled several demons outside of the ring.
In 1992 was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison for rape, earning himself early release in 1995.
‘Iron Mike’ has largely remained quiet on his stint behind bars, but told rapper Fat Joe he kept himself to himself.
He said: “I treated anybody the way I wanted them to treat me. And that’s just how it was. They weren’t scared of me. It all came down to respect.”
However, despite largely staying out of trouble, the hard-hitting heavyweight champion admitted he did have one fight inside the Indiana Youth Center.
“Just one time (I had to punch someone),” he later revealed on ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson‘. “Somebody said something and I just went over there and hit him.
“We were locked down for a long time and it was just something that was irritable and I went over there and hit him. We were locked down and couldn’t go to the gym.
“Somebody got stabbed or something and we were locked down. I was just upset and miserable.”
During his three-year stay, Tyson converted to Islam and began to work on himself as a person.
Despite his rehabilitation, the celebrity status he had earned earlier on in his career remained and he was visited by Tupac Shakur while behind bars.
Tyson revealed on the ExpediTIously podcast: “The guards didn’t like him, the inmates got rowdy and pumped up when he came which is a safety concern. He was a bolt of energy there.
“When he came in everybody knew him, he had mad respect. That’s how he lived his life, he had mad respect.”