A look back at a 2014 interview with ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap where boxing great Mike Tyson talks about being molested as a child.
The legend of the sport and possibly one of the best to ever put on the gloves, Tyson talks about being abducted and sexually abused when he was a boy in Brooklyn, New York.
MIKE TYSON TALKS ABOUT BEING MOLESTED BELOW:
He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, 12 of them in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after stopping Trevor Berbick in two rounds, and added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker in 1987. This made Tyson the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successively unify them.