Mike Tyson was the most talked about boxer in his heyday. Sometimes it was for out-of-the-world knockouts, or sometimes for his controversies. His illustrious career has earned him worldwide fame and a million-dollar fortune as well. However, his net worth tanked due to his expensive lifestyle and his pricey possessions. Even so, he was able to recover a sizable sum of money, surpassing Simone Biles’ net worth.
Mike Tyson was in conversation with Caffeinetv, where he was asked about his cannabis company, Tyson 2.0. The former world heavyweight champion, replied, “It’s selling out, my ears…Mike bites. I’m selling my edibles I get so much fu*king money.”
He further added, “Listen, I made so much money because I got fined 3 million for that. I might have made 30 million since that happened, from that bite.”
Simone Biles is one of the most accomplished gymnasts of our time and has proved her worth at a very young age. Even while it wouldn’t be proper to compare Tyson’s net worth to that of Biles, it is interesting to note that the former boxer still made roughly $30 million from the infamous, Evander Holyfield bite, which was over twice as much as Biles’ $16 million.
Iron Mike’s rematch with Holyfield is still regarded as one of the most controversial fights in the history of boxing. The first heavyweight fight between the two took place in the ring in 1996, with Holyfield coming out on top. A year later, the two rematched inside the ring, which in a way altered the sport’s course.
The first few rounds of the fight saw Holyfield completely dominate ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’. With each subsequent round, Tyson’s rage increased. But when Holyfield’s headbutt caused him to cut his face, he lost his composure. Soon after that, Tyson suddenly bit his opponent’s ear. Then, he bit Holyfield’s ear once more, ripping off a piece of flesh from the latter’s ear.
The incident is regarded as Tyson’s most well-known in his professional life. But from this, he got the inspiration for Tyson Bites, and he now makes a sizable profit from it.