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    I'm a street bum, says broke Tyson
    By Anne Campbell, Metro

    Boxing legend Mike Tyson has been sleeping in homeless shelters and living like a 'street bum' since declaring himself bankrupt.


    The former heavyweight champion of the world, who once had more than £165million in the bank and regularly earned £5million per fight, also said he has been accepting handouts from drug dealers.

    He added: '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 in 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.'

    Tyson, who will be 38 on Wednesday, will fight British boxer Danny Williams on July 30 in an attempt to make some money.

    But he is so deeply in debt that even the £7.6million to be paid to him by promoter Don King to settle a lawsuit will not lift him out of the red.

    He said: '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.'

    Tyson, who served three years in jail for rape in the 1990s and who bit off part of Evander Holyfield's ear during a 1997 fight, still thinks he can be heavyweight champion again.

    He added: 'I know I was a tough, bad-ass talking fighter, but I ain't no mob figure. I did my time for the rape. I paid my money to Las Vegas. I paid my dues.

    'I ain't the same person I was when I bit that guy's ear off.'

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    Post Re: I'm a street bum, says broke Tyson

    The former heavyweight champion of the world, who once had more than £165million in the bank
    165 million British Pounds equals 300 Million US Dollars
    he has been accepting handouts from drug dealers
    you have to admit, that's pretty funny

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    Post Re: I'm a street bum, says broke Tyson

    "Nigger rich", as they say.

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    Post Re: I'm a street bum, says broke Tyson

    Quote Originally Posted by Newgrange
    I'm a street bum, says broke Tyson
    Doesn't he mean, "Ah be uh stree' bum"?
    "Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil." - F. Nietzsche

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    Post Re: I'm a street bum, says broke Tyson

    Money cannot buy intelligence or a sense of priorities.

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    Post Re: I'm a street bum, says broke Tyson

    Actually, if I may speak for those who have heard him talk, I think his reply would have been something like:

    "I am incontrovertibly forced to admit my vicissitudinal life has reached financial f***ed-upness. I feel the irrepressible urge to tear out your children's hearts, drink their blood and stomp on their testicles. That's just the kind of belligerent pugilist I am."

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    Post Re: I'm a street bum, says broke Tyson

    Some gems from the erstwhile champ:

    http://kjkolb.tripod.com/homepage/miketysonquotes.html

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    Post Re: I'm a street bum, says broke Tyson

    Quote Originally Posted by Strbog
    Some gems from the erstwhile champ:

    http://kjkolb.tripod.com/homepage/miketysonquotes.html
    If it only took one bizarre, succint quote to sum up Iron Mike, I think this would be it:

    "All praise is to Allah, I'll fight any man, any animal, if Jesus were here I'd fight him too."


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    Post Re: I'm a street bum, says broke Tyson

    Joe Louis had a similar career. He ended up broke and owing taxes to Uncle Saul. He ended his working career as a greeter for a Las Vegas casino. Mike Tyson will end up as a greeter at Wal-Mart.

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    Post Re: I'm a street bum, says broke Tyson

    Lots of boxers become imbeciles, from having their heads pummeled for a living.
    "Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil." - F. Nietzsche

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