After reading his book and documentary you realize he did have it bad, typical rags to riches and back to rags story.
Presently though, Tyson has a family now and a strong support system. He's very spiritual and I think he's in a happy place right now.
Dude gets props every where he goes. Nobody disses em for what he lost. That's all in the past. Plus he's still worth a cool million. Enough to lead a good life. He'll continue to get film offers and could easily be a boxing/MMA trainer. Do you know how many legions of fighters will sign up.
He doesn't need anybodys' pity. My favorite stories are the ones who pick themselves up after falling from grace.
That was one of the highlights of the TUF show (GSP vs Kos) when Iron Mike showed up to give his insight on the fight game.
I doubt he'd say it was all a walk in the park would he? Lol
But yeah he had it hard, but so does millions of other people. He got all of this stuff handed to him while his next door neighbour probably ODed in an alleyway somewhere after a bad rock. Tyson himself recognised how much he was given, and he took it and ran as far as he possibly could with it and you could have asked more of him.
I'm never liked the generic stories. You always get the "I fight for my family" or "I fight because I come from a broken home and I was always alone". If I every get there, my words will be "I fight because I want to". Every day guys become millionaires from nothing. If you're really fighting for your family why don't you get a secure as fuk job in an office? People fight because thats what they love to do. It's not their past, because people of all backgrounds get into fighting. It's not how much money they have, because if you look back Gracie Jiu Jitsu, the art which murdered the early stages of UFC and had the toughest guy, was generally only available to the rich people.
To me, coming from a broken home, poverty, a disease or a hard life doesnt change anything. When you step into that cage or ring, none of it matters. All that matters is how much you want to be there, how much you want to win and how much you are willing to go through to get there.