Mike Tyson reveals his biggest fear is being homeless and living on streets of Brownsville where boxing icon grew up
BOXING legend Mike Tyson admits his biggest fear is being homeless and living on the streets of his boyhood town.
The 55-year-old has made no secret of his former homelessness after he declared bankruptcy in 2003.
Tyson had pocketed nearly £230million in career earnings before he filed that year.
And the boxing icon was forced to live in homeless shelters as he pieced his life back together.
Now a major media personality, Tyson has rebuilt his career and is now reported to have a net worth of £7.5m.
He even runs a cannabis empire that reportedly earns £500,000 a MONTH.
But despite his new-found success, the ex-boxer admits he still lives in fear of becoming homeless again.
And Tyson also wants to avoid ever returning to poverty-stricken Brownsville, New York.
He grew up on its tough streets from the age of 10.
And by the time Tyson was 13, he had been arrested 38 times before turning to boxing.
Speaking on Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, he said: “[What scares me?] Being homeless, living on the streets again, going back to Brownsville scares me.
“I’m not afraid of Brownsville but the fact that I’m back.
“I always look at everything as a blessing.”
Reflecting on his then-homelessness in 2004, Tyson said: “For two years I have been a bum, truly a bum in the streets.
“I’ve got nowhere to live. I’ve been crashing with friends, literally sleeping shelters.
“Unsavoury characters are giving me money and I’m taking it. I need it.
“The drug dealers, they sympathise with me. They see me as some sort of pathetic character.
“When I had money I was an animal, I was so belligerent. I lost all across the board, my life has been a total waste.”