But Tyson's appearance at the Video Game Awards on Sunday night revealed a shocking new Mike. One that emphasizes "heavyweight" over "champion of the world."
While it'd be real easy to make jokes about how far he's fallen, Tyson's story is more sad and pathetic than anything else.
Mike Tyson: The Real Heavyweight Champion [NBC Washington]""My whole life has been a waste - I've been a failure," the former champ told USA Today in 2005. "I'm really embarrassed with myself and my life. I want to be a missionary. I think I could do that while keeping my dignity without letting people know they chased me out of the country. I want to get this part of my life over as soon as possible."