MIKE TYSON has spoken of his dark past of paying for orgies and partying after earning his fortune from heavyweight boxing.
Emerging from a troubled childhood to achieve untold success in the ring, the 53-year-old admits he had no idea how to handle fame and money.
Far from revelling in his controversial history, Tyson now readily accepts he was "sick" and needed help.
Speaking on his YouTube show, the American confessed: "When I was young I was an animal with money.
"Giving people money like f*** everybody, party with everybody and f*** their mothers, their sisters and their cousins… orgies. I was crazy.
"I was so sick and I had no idea I was so sick.
"I bought a lot of cars for girls too."
Tyson won 50 of his 58 professional fights in a long career that contained comebacks from a rape conviction and later bankruptcy.
In 1991, he was arrested over the rape of beauty pageant model Desiree Washington, who was 18 at the time, and eventually sentenced to six years in prison – of which he served less than three.
Writing in his 2013 autobiography, he accepted: “I was out of control drinking, gorging on food, f***ing women.”
The retired boxer has since claimed to have reformed and confronted his demons.
In 2014, he told the Guardian: "I surrendered to a higher power. I said, 'Help me. I can't do nothing no more. Guide me. God, whoever. I don't know what to do…'
"I look at it as just living healthily with a good moral sense. Having morality. You know any self-inventory I do tells me the same thing.
"I look back at the life I once had and see that I didn't have an emotional problem. I had a morality problem. I was without any morals."
More recently, Tyson revealed he is increasingly unconcerned about dying having conditioned himself to losing his life while fighting in the ring.
He told The Sportsman: "I wasn’t scared because I thought if anybody was going to die, I would do the killing. That self-confidence was a survival mechanism.
"But now, from my experience, from what I believe, the more I know about not existing, the more willing I am to die."
Fans of the boxer remain devout since his retirement and he is looking to bring them together on a 407-acre marijuana-themed holiday resort in California – dubbed “the Lollapalooza of cannabis”.
Tyson's love of weed is no secret, he co-owns a 40-acre marijuana farm and admits to burning through £33,000 on the drug EVERY MONTH.
Some fans even wish to see the former champ back in the ring one day and he showed off the incredible speed and technique he still possesses while playing with his dog, Mars, on social media.
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