He once infamously bit off part of an opponent’s ear during a fight, but it seems Mike Tyson has lost his taste for meat.
The former boxer claims to have given up animal products in exchange for a purely vegan diet.
And it seems the change is doing him some good. After piling on the pounds in recent years, Tyson looked fighting fit as he headed out for dinner in Beverly Hills last night.
while recording a 90-minute interview for the Yes Network in New York last week he revealed that he had given up eating meat or animal products.
The 43-year-old said he’d become a vegan and finally had ‘no drama’ in his life
The wire service AP reported: ‘Alternately defiant, choked-up and introspective,
Tyson’s frank answers frequently drew applause and laughs, some of the nervous variety, as he detailed his rise and fall as heavyweight champion.’
Last night Tyson looked lean and toned in a navy suit and loose T-shirt as he joined his third wife Lakiha Spicer at Mr Chow in Beverly Hills.
From the beginning of his boxing career in the mid-Eighties, Tyson was on a strict diet and spent hours at the gym building up his strength.
The father-of-seven was the youngest ever competitor to win the heavyweight title and through this he earned the nickname ‘Iron Mike’.
Throughout the Nineties Tyson’s muscular body was a well oiled fighting machine.
However, his career took a battering when he was convicted of raping beauty queen Desiree Washington and served three years in prison
A year after his release, he horrified boxing fans across the world when he bit a section off Evander Holyfield’s right ear during a fight in Las Vegas.
In 2002, Tyson was at the centre of further controversy when he declared before his fight with British fighter Lennox Lewis ‘I want his heart. I want to eat his children’.
Tyson quit boxing in June 2005 after losing a match against Irish boxer Kevin McBride.
He suffered personal tragedy last year when his four-year-old daughter Exodus died in an accident at her home. Source: Mail