During his first news conference as a promoter, Mike Tyson revealed he’s still battling drug and alcohol addiction while pleading to make amends and making amends with former trainer Teddy Atlas.
“I’m a motherfucker. I’m a bad guy sometimes,” Tyson told reporters at the Turning Stone Resort in New York on Friday. “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.”
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“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,” a teary-eyed Tyson continued. “This is my sixth day. I’m never gonna use again.”
Stay strong Iron Mike!