‘I’d fight the kids, then I’d fight their fathers’ – Mike Tyson recalls street fighting at age NINE and reveals he weighed 14 stone by age 12

Mike Tyson has remarkably revealed that he used to fight the fathers of his street fighting victims during his rough upbringing in 1970s New York.

The former undisputed heavyweight world champion famously grew up in Brownsville, Brooklyn and developed a feared reputation in his local neighbourhoods.

Tyson was born in 1966

At a speaking event hosted by Valuetainment, Tyson spoke in depth about his time street fighting before he found boxing.

“All the time [I was street fighting], for money, yes,” Tyson began.

“I must’ve had like three or four fights a day. For money or I was robbing somebody.”

When asked if he had a reputation in the streets at this time, Tyson replied: “Yes, yes, yes.”

He was next asked if he was a knockout artist back then and again answered: “Yes, yes, yes.”

Tyson said he weighed 200lbs (14 stone) at age 12

Tyson continued: “I’m talking about from like age nine, ten.

“This stuff just came natural, that’s what I was made to do.

“All of the tough guys and the criminal guys wanted to hang out with me.

“They put me in their gang.”

Tyson is known as the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’
Joe Scarnici/Triller

Tyson astonishingly added: “I was this size at 12 years old, I was 200lbs [14 stone] at 12 years old.

“Listen, I was fighting the kid, then I was fighting their fathers. I’m serious.

“I might’ve hit them too hard, they were crying, went home and got their father. Then I would fight the father.

“My right hand to God, I’m telling the truth.”

BETTING SPECIAL – GET ANTHONY JOSHUA AT 25/1 TO BEAT OLEKSANDR USYK OR 60-1 TO WIN IN ROUNDS 1-6