After Mike Tyson, 47, first boxing gala promoter came the questions to be about something completely different sport.
Legendary opened as if his serious drug and alcohol abuse.
- I'm dying, he says.
In July, told the former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson that he is entering the boxing again - as promoter. On Friday staged "Iron Mike Productions' first gala.
The subsequent press conference was remarkable. No fajters showed up because they had to go to hospital, instead sat Tyson alone on the podium.
Legendary said it was free to ask about anything, and journalists on the spot seized the opportunity.
"Have lied to everyone"
Tyson told me candidly:
- I am dying because I drink very violently. Now I have not been drinking or taking drugs in six days, and for me it is a miracle.
- I've been lied to all who have believed that I was sober. I'm not. This is the sixth day I'm clean, and now I'm never going there again.
- I have done many stupid things, and I hope people can forgive me. I am ready to change my life, says Tyson.
"Plastered after each fight"
Icon managed to capture the heavyweight title when he was just 20 years old - the youngest of all time. He has previously told of his heavy cocaine addiction and called himself "addict since birth."
- Alcohol, I did not like any drug, I used to get drunk after every fight. I drank myself plastered, told Tyson in 2010.
He put the gloves on the shelf in 2005 after losing three of their last four matches.
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