Tyson: I haven’t drank or took drugs in six days…I’ve been lying to everyone thinking I was sober. I’m not! It’s my sixth day. I’m never gonna use again!
By Boxing Bob Newman
Mike Tyson presided over a somewhat unusual post fight press conference after the inaugural promotion of his “Iron Mike Productions” on ESPN 2’s Friday Night Fights at Verona, New York. For various reasons, none of the fighters showed (two went to the hospital for stitches), and aside from a few comments by Iron Mike Productions CEO Gary Jonas, Tyson held court alone. His comments and emotions ran the gamut from the fight card itself, to an emotional reunion with Teddy Atlas to his admission that he is still haunted by many demons, drugs and alcohol among them….