Mike Tyson has landed many a punch, but perhaps the most brutal knockout blow he’s thrown might have been at his own pocketbook: the 43-year-old boxing legend told the ladies of The View Friday that he’s penniless these days.
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“I’m totally destitute and broke,” Tyson, who earned more than than $300 million during his boxing career, said. “I had a lot of fun. It just happened.”
It wasn’t all gloom and doom for Iron Mike, however, as he revealed he’s lined up a reality TV gig on Animal Planet to help pay the bills. The show will feature the ex-world champion in his Brooklyn, New York stomping grounds both raising and racing pigeons.
“I love all birds, but what I particularly like are roaming pigeons,” Tyson said.
The interview was a reunion of sorts for Tyson and host Barbara Walters, who conducted a controversial interview with the boxer and his ex-wife Robin Givens in 1988 about their then- explosive marriage. Tyson, who sat motionless through most of the 1988 interview , said Friday on The View that he was in his “junkie” stage, and was likely sedated from medication at the time.