Mike Tyson returned to boxing as a promoter. During a press conference he made some pretty deep revelations.
“I haven’t drank or took drugs in six days, and for me that’s a miracle. I’ve been lying to everybody else that think I was sober, but I’m not,” Tyson told reporters at Turning Stone Resort in New York, where he was promoting his first fight card with Iron Mike Productions. “This is my sixth day. I’m never gonna use again.”
His press meeting took a turn towards being a confessional as he began to ask for forgiveness and talk about his addiction.
“I’m a motherfucker. I’m a bad guy sometimes,” Tyson told reporters. “I did a lot of bad things, and I want to be forgiven. So in order for me to be forgiven, I hope they can forgive me. I wanna change my life, I wanna live a different life now. I wanna live my sober life. I don’t wanna die. I’m on the verge of dying, because I’m a vicious alcoholic. Wow. God, this is some interesting stuff.”
You can watch the press conference in full below.