Former undisputed heavyweight world champion boxer Mike Tyson. He still holds the record for being the youngest person to win the World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA), and International Boxing Federation (IBF) titles at the age of 20 as of the year 2012. He was also the first to simultaneously hold all three titles.
Why He Was In A Wheelchair
When former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was observed using a wheelchair at an airport last month, questions were raised about his health.
The Shadow League reported that the 56-year-old cannabis businessman was spotted in a wheelchair at a Miami airport. Greta Van Susteren from The Record questioned him about his wheelchair use in a video clip from an interview he gave last month. When asked if he had any additional health problems, he said that he had sciatica.
.@MikeTyson explains why he was recently seen in a wheelchair.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) August 27, 2022
Oh, my sciatica flares up every now and then. Tyson continued, “I’m in fantastic health, okay, but when it flares up, I can’t even talk.”
Tyson, who also conducts his own podcast, Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, recently declared the debut of a new cannabis strain and brand named after WWE wrestler Ric “The Nature Boy” Flair by his firm, Tyson 2.0.
In a recent interview with Access Hollywood presenter Mario Lopez, the former boxer reprimanded Hulu for publishing an unauthorized biography, Mike. Tyson publicly said that he had no input into or consent for the docuseries’ publication.
“I just came here, and I wanted everyone to know that I have nothing to do with the show that Mike from Hulu made. They never made me a cash offer. They simply grabbed my story and fled, never coming to offer me anything to be part of the film.
In addition, Tyson claimed that purported “friends” of his supported Hulu and helped with the illegal bio’s production by providing details about his life. He claimed he could not believe they would subject him to such treatment.
Tyson Establishes a Name
With the 91-second knockout of heavyweight champion Michael Spinks in 1988, Tyson gained favorable notoriety. He went on to successfully defend that title nine more times. These included victories over well-known British boxer Frank Bruno and Larry Holmes, who amassed a career record of 69-6 with 44 KOs.
When Tyson lost to James “Buster” Douglas in a 1990 championship battle, his life drastically changed. Douglas beat Tyson into submission and knocked him out in round ten. Then the now-ex-world champion tried to make a return. He defeated Donovan Ruddock twice in 1991, but an injury forced him to pull out of a fight against defending heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield.