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Mike Tyson Very Focused To Keep His Life on Track

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has admitted that he still has a 'full-on raging' addiction to drugs like cocaine, cannabis and alcohol, adding that only his conscience about his family keeps him from losing control.

Regarded as being among the best heavyweight boxers in history, Tyson, who served three years in prison between 1992 and 1995 for rape, was as well known for his fierce style inside the ring as for his questionable behaviour on the outside, and he retired from the sport in 2005.

According to News.com.au, Tyson has revealed that he 'gets high' whenever he gets the chance, even now, adding that he still has a weakness towards drugs and alcohol and could never resist their cravings as he is an addict.

Stating that the crises that he faced in life had aggravated his 'struggle' with cravings for drink and drugs, Tyson said that his brutal training regimen which started when he was a young boxer fell apart after the death of his mentor Cus D'Amato in 1986, following which he began his addictions, although he became a 'raging addict' after his retirement.

Tyson further said that since then, he has struggled for sobriety, although he added that he had learned there were some things in his life, like his family, which made it worth staying sober and made him develop a conscience and 'a craving to be a better person'.

Tyson also said that when he is focused on doing good and being good, and practice the day-to-day mechanics of a sober, healthy life, he does not get those urges to do 'bad things' to himself, adding that his conscience has saved him from descending into a life of total, selfish hedonistic abuse.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sergey.smith on 01-06-2014

I am confused. One day he is clean and the next he is doing an interview that he is getting high and drunk. I hope he can stay clean for his kids so they have a real father in their…

Comment by BarnBurnerBrawl on 01-05-2014

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;14103153]I have no sympathy 4 him...he made 100's of Millions & lost it...he made his bed, let him sleep in it...[/QUOTE] He lost it because he never cared for money and gave it away . he was surounded by greedy…

Comment by Tobi.G on 01-05-2014

Im verry happy that Mike is focused to keep his Life on Track! He should become a trainer and create a new Mike Tyson!

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-05-2014

I have no sympathy 4 him...he made 100's of Millions & lost it...he made his bed, let him sleep in it...

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 01-05-2014

[QUOTE=dankitydank;14102873]Mike, please smoke pot every day. Nothing more, nothing less. You will be fine.[/QUOTE] Yeah, if he is going to be addicted he should stick with marijuana as that is the more harmless vice. He should use it as a…

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