Fearing arrest alongside his ex-wife, Tyson offered the Bentley luxury car to officer, which he gladly accepted.
Despite receiving over $300m during his career, Tyson was declared bankruptcy in 2003, forcing him sell of his luxury cars.
Today, he earns ₦247m-per-month through his business that offers premium marijuana strains, edibles and extracts.
American former professional boxer Mike Tyson, nicknamed “Iron Mike” and “The Baddest Man on the Planet”, is considered one of the best heavyweights of all time.
When the boxing legend was at his prime, he spent millions of dollars partying and buying luxuries like mansions and exotic cars.
Tyson’s garage once boasts of Cadillac Seville, Rolls-Royce Silver Spur, Rolls-Royce Corniche, Rolls-Royce Stretch limousine and Mercedes Benz 500 SL.
He also splashed on cars like Ferrari F50, Ferrari 456 GT Spyder, Aston-Martin Lagonda, Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster and a 1997 Bentley Continental T.
In addition to being synonymous with the expensive rides, Tyson also exchanged some of these cars to get wild exotic animals like Bengal tigers which he kept as personal pets.
During a recent interview on his cannabis farm in 2019, Tyson explained he once bribed a police officer with a Bentley after his ex-wife, Robin Givens, crashed the brand new ride into another car.
Speaking on how Givens found out on an affair he was having at the time, Tyson said :
“So at this particular time, I’m married; I’m married to Robin [Givens].
“I’m gonna go get a burger at Burger King. So I’m in line to get a [hamburger].
“So I believe [Robin Givens] goes in my pocket, and she pulls out f***ing condoms. Aw, man! Aw, f***! Right outside the [restaurant we go]; we don’t buy s***!
“She gets in the car; the car we’re driving is a Bentley—brand new, that year. I guess, because she’s angry with me or she doesn’t like the car, so she rams the car into the car in front of us.
“The cops come and they’re asking me questions and stuff. I kind of panic.
Fearing arrest alongside his ex-wife, Tyson said :
“I just go up to [an officer], I said, ‘Listen, sir. Just take the car.’
“That was just me in my tantrum, ‘Take the f***ing car, alright?’”
Tyson knew he was off the hook when the police officer supposedly showed an interest in the Bentley.
“When he said ‘don’t tell me that’, I knew I got him. He wants this car! I said, ‘Nah, you work hard; you put your life on the line. Take the f***in’ car!’
“Me and Robin got in a cab and we just took off and went to New York. I [still] got to hear the s*** though [about my condoms]. But that’s really what happened.”
Despite having received over $30 million for several of his fights and $300 million during his career, Tyson was declared bankruptcy in 2003, forcing him sell of his luxury cars.
Today, Tyson earns around £500k (₦247m)-per-month through his business that offers premium marijuana strains, edibles and extracts.