Tyson at a conference after a dinner.
In June 2003, was indicted on charges of assault, harassment and disorderly conduct after starring in an altercation with two men in a hotel in Brooklyn. In August, after a multitude of financial struggles, Tyson announces bankruptcy 65 after having spent nearly 300 million earned in their struggle for mismanagement.
This year the magazine was placed by Ring Magazine as the number 16 on the list of 100 best gluing of all time right behind Sonny Liston.
On July 30, 2004 in an attempt to redirect his career as a boxer and as a result of accumulating large debts, Tyson faced the British Danny Williams. The early rounds were dominated by Tyson assault in the fourth but lost by knockout. After the fight it was revealed that Tyson was injured in the leg and the first assault was a torn ligament in his other knee which had to be spoken days later. His trainer, Shelly Finkel, said later that Tyson was unable to fight after the injury.
On June 11, 2005, Tyson lost his last fight before the Irish Kevin McBride, being in a bad state of being in shape and tilts the brunt of his career, 105 pounds. After losing three times in his last four fights announced its withdrawal from the quadrilaterals after 20 years in business. Tyson said: “I can not continue with this. I can not keep lying. I’m not going to continue ruining the game. It is simply my final. We conclude. “
As a curiosity, at the beginning of 2006, the doorman of the Ottawa Senators, Ray Emery, placed a picture of Tyson on his mask in a bag that before the party’s leadership team told you it was not appropriate due to the Tyson reputation. On December 29, 2006, Tyson was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona for driving under the influence of drugs, as well as possession of these. According to a statement from police in Maricopa County Superior Court Tyson admitted using drugs, he was an addict and I had a problem. On January 22, 2007 in the Superior Court of Maricopa County, he pleaded guilty to a felony for drug possession and two misdemeanors for driving under the influence. On February 8 was part of a treatment program for addictions several positions while waiting for his crime.
In May 2007 it was rumored that Tyson could be the technical assistance of the Russian boxer Sultan Ibragimov into the bout that was disputed by the world heavyweight title of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) against the U.S. Shannon Briggs.
On September 24, 2007 Tyson was convicted on charges of possession of narcotics and driving under the influence of drugs. In November 2007 held that the sentence was 24 hours in jail, 360 hours community service and three years of probation.
On January 20, 2008 was announced in the world press that Tyson would travel to South Africa due to a tribute to politicians and businessmen wanted to give the former world champion, but the trip was shrouded in controversy over his professional past. “Remember The Time” with Michael Jackson and the one and only – she is my best Finally, shortly before starting the event, the organizers of the banquet to be held charity announced that one of the most popular in South Africa, which was to lead the tribute, Jacob Zuma, could not attend for an “urgent” with his party which led the controversy again.
- Report from South Africa: sex, tribalism & the race for president.(Jacob Zuma of African National Congress acquitted of rape): An article from: Commonweal by Chris Chatteris (Digital – Dec 13, 2006) – HTML
- South Africa in World History by Iris Berger (Paperback – Mar 27, 2009)
- Frommer’s South Africa (Frommer’s Complete) by Pippa de Bruyn (Paperback – Dec 5, 2007)