Retired boxing champion Mike Tyson was fined $250,000 for being under the influence of cannabis during his fight against Andrew Golota in October 2000.

 

The two-time world heavyweight champion now runs a marijuana business, creating his own 1400-acre weed ranch.

Astonishingly, he has previously claimed to smoke around $43,000 worth of marijuana a week on his podcast ‘Hotboxin with Mike Tyson’.

When asked if he ever fought while under the influence of cannabis, Tyson told the ‘expeditiously’ podcast with rapper TIP: “Once, once in my life. I got fined $250,000 though.

“[Against] Andrew Golota. I displayed the worst beating in the history of my career. Breaking bones, eye sockets, cheek bones, necks.”

Tyson battered Golota from pillar to post in Michigan before the Poland fighter retired ahead of the third round.

Golota was pelted with garbage by angry supporters as he left the stadium, but it was later revealed he had suffered a concussion, a fractured left cheekbone and a herniated disc during the fight.

After refusing to submit a pre-fight urine test, the Michigan Athletic Board of Control issued a three-month suspension to Tyson.

And days after the suspension was announced, it was discovered that he had tested positive for marijuana after the bout.

His victory was overturned and changed to a no-contest when he tested positive for marijuana after the fight

“Weed is who I am, I don’t hide with it no more,” he added.

 

Tyson created a company that sells marijuana strains, edibles and merchandise, Tyson Holistic Holdings, back in 2016.

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