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first_imgThompson believes LeBron-less Cavs still team to beat in East He held that title from 1987 to 1990 and achieved 58 victories, including 44 by knockout.But his career was plagued with trouble, including drug addiction and stints in prison for rape. In 1992, at the age of 25, Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison for rape, serving three years behind bars. Tyson also notoriously bit off a chunk of boxer Evander Holyfield’s ear in a 1997 match.The heavyweight champion has in recent years worked to clean up his image, appearing in comedy films like The Hangover.Last year he unveiled plans to launch a boxing fitness franchise named after himself.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Former US boxer Mike Tyson speaks during a news conference to announce India’s first global mixed martial arts Kumite 1 league in Mumbai on September 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPEFormer boxing champion Mike Tyson declared himself a “slumdog” Friday as he made his first trip to India.The 52-year-old was in Mumbai, home to the slums that inspired Danny Boyle’s 2008 hit movie Slumdog Millionaire.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Many of them live in Dharavi, often described as Asia’s biggest slum and the backdrop to Boyle’s film. The title of the movie caused controversy in India with critics claiming that the reference to dog was derogatory. Boyle insisted no offence was meant.Tyson, in India to promote a new mixed martial arts league, said he planned to visit Dharavi.Tyson is one of the most formidable and controversial sportsmen to date.In 1986, at the age of 20, he became the youngest international boxing heavyweight champion in history. ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “The most successful fighters have come from slums. All the current top fighters are from the slums,” the controversial heavyweight great told reporters.“I think the poorer you are the better boxer you are,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I am a slumdog. I grew up in a slum. I had the ambition to get out of the slums and that’s why I am here, Tyson said in quotes carried by the Press Trust of India news agency.Around 50 percent of Mumbai’s population of 20 million live in slums. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img

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