Mike Tyson revealed that he once bribed a police officer with a Bentley after fearing arrest alongside ex-wife Robin Givens. Iron Mike, already a world heavyweight champion by this point in 1988, fancied a Burger King so took Givens along to his local chain restaurant.
Tyson was declared bankruptcy in 2003, Despite receiving over $300m during his career, which forced him to sell of his luxury cars and properties
Today, he earns monthly through his business that offers premium marijuana strains, edibles and extracts.
Mike Tyson, former American professional boxer, nicknamed “Iron Mike” and “The Baddest Man on the Planet”, is one of the best heavyweights boxer of all time that ever grace the ring .
In his prime, he spent millions of dollars clubbing and buying luxuries like mansions and exotic cars.
Tyson’s garage once boasts of Cadillac Seville, Rolls-Royce Silver Spur, Rolls-Royce Corniche, Rolls-Royce Stretch limousine and Mercedes Benz 500 SL.
He also splashed on cars like Ferrari F50, Ferrari 456 GT Spyder, Aston-Martin Lagonda, Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster and a 1997 Bentley Continental T.
In addition to being synonymous with the expensive rides, Tyson also exchanged some of these cars to get wild exotic animals like Bengal tigers which he kept as personal pets.
Speaking at a recent interview about his cannabis farm in 2019, Tyson says he once bribed a police man with a Bentley
when his ex-wife, Robin Givens, found a condom in his pocket at a Restaurant, She then stormed out of the fast food
joint, heading straight back to Tyson’s Bentley.
And to Iron Mike’s horror, he claims she rammed the car into the vehicle in front.
The cops come and they’re asking me questions and stuff. I kind of panic.
Fearing arrest alongside his ex-wife, Tyson said :
“I just go up to [an officer], I said, ‘Listen, sir. Just take the car.’
“That was just me in my tantrum, ‘Take the f***ing car, alright?’”
Tyson knew he was off the hook when the police officer supposedly showed an interest in the Bentley.
“When he said ‘don’t tell me that’, I knew I got him. He wants this car! I said, ‘Nah, you work hard; you put your life on the line. Take the f***in’ car!’
“Me and Robin got in a cab and we just took off and went to New York. I [still] got to hear the s*** though [about my condoms]. But that’s really what happened.”
Despite having received over $30 million for several of his fights and $300 million during his career, Tyson was declared bankruptcy in 2003, forcing him sell of his luxury cars.
Today, Tyson earns around £500k (₦247m)-per-month through his business that offers premium marijuana strains, edibles and extracts.