Mike Tyson claims he gained’t obtain a penny from his boxing comeback as his purse will all go to charity.
It was confirmed the heavyweight legend will combat Roy Jones Jr on September 12 in an eight-round exhibition conflict.
The combat comes 15 years after ‘Iron Mike’ hung up his gloves. He later grew to become hooked on alcohol and cocaine.
He’s misplaced an unimaginable six stone for his comeback and Tyson believes his big enthusiasm comes from eager to do it for others.
He informed TMZ Sports activities: “Now I’m doing it with much more enthusiasm as a result of I’m doing it for another person. It’s going to be for numerous charities.
“No one has to ever fear about me getting wealthy, or getting jealous, or saying I’m doing this for cash.
“I’m not getting something. I simply really feel good doing this as a result of I can.”
The bout is anticipated to make a small fortune as it will likely be out there on pay-per-view and on social media platform, Triller.
There have even been solutions Tyson turned down £16million for a bare-knuckle combat.
The 54-year-old reportedly blew his estimated £320m fortune on the peak of his partying as he racked up a colossal £18m debt.
Nonetheless, he’s since paid off his money owed however revealed how a lot happier he’s with out a big sum of money because it ‘stops vultures taking cash off him.’
He mentioned earlier this month: “I’m comfortable I don’t have cash anymore, I don’t have any cash.
“Trigger nobody can take something from me anymore. There are not any vultures. No one on the market making an attempt to take something from me. So I’m simply comfortable.”
Tyson has undergone a dramatic physique transformation to get himself again into form.
He added: “At one time I used to be simply 90lbs over weight. I used to be doing cocaine, I used to be consuming and I mentioned, Allah, if he can cease me from being this manner, I’ll change my complete life.
“And finally, I received married, my life began to alter, and I began figuring out.
“My brother in regulation mentioned, ‘hey pay attention. I do know you don’t wish to combat, however would you combat Bob Sapp?
“Someone desires to give you some huge cash to combat him. I mentioned, ‘get out of right here, I informed you I don’t wish to combat anymore.
“After which I thought of it in my thoughts and went ‘ding’ – I mentioned I might combat [Sapp under the Marquess of Queensberry Rules] and for some cause, it went from Bob Sapp to any individual else, and this man, and the following factor , I’m preventing Roy Jones Jr on September 12. I don’t understand how this occurred.
“I’m simply very grateful that I’m not dwelling the life that I used to be dwelling earlier than. Allah has blessed for me to have the ability to do that.
“I’m in nice form, however I’m going to get in higher situation.
“I simply did my 4 miles at the moment, and I’m going to do my sprints later, after which I’m going to the boxing health club.”