“Everything You Think You Know About Mike Tyson is Wrong”

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 05: Boxer Mike Tyson and wife Lakhia Spicer arrive at Spike TV's 4th Annual 'Guys Choice Awards' held at Sony Studios on June 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

That’s the title of the Details interview with the man, the myth, the enigma that is Mike Tyson.

Here’s the first question:

Details: Twenty years ago, you were one of the most famous men on the planet. Is there a big plan for Act 2?

Mike Tyson: The first stage of my life was just a whole bunch of selfishness. Just a whole bunch of gifts to myself and people who didn’t necessarily deserve it. Now I’m 44, and I realize that my whole life is just a fucking waste. “Greatest man on the planet”? I wasn’t half the man I thought I was. So if there’s a big plan now, it’s just to give—it’s selflessness, caring for the people who deserve it. Because I think I’m a pig. I have this uncanny ability to look at myself in the mirror and say, “This is a pig. You are a fucking piece of shit.”

That’s quite a start. Read the rest of the interview here.

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