Mike Tyson on his one and only fight in prison, earning respect and being visited by the late Tupac Shakur

While in Jail Mike Tyson who was sentenced to six years in prison in 1992, eventually getting released three years later In 1992 was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison for rape, earning himself early release in 1995, punched a fellow prisoner to gain respect.

“Just one time (I had to put punch someone),” he later revealed on ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson ‘. “Somebody said something, and I just went over there and hit him.

It is rare to hear Mike recount his experiences in prison, has largely remained quiet on his stint behind bars, but told rapper friends he kept himself to himself.

He said: “I treated anybody the way I wanted them to treat me. And that is just how it was. They were not scared of me. It all came down to respect.”

However, despite largely staying out of trouble, the hard-hitting heavyweight champion admitted he did have one fight inside the Indiana Youth Center, if you can call that as it appeared to have been one sided.

“We were locked down for a long time and it was just something that was irritable, and I went over there and hit him. We were locked down and could not go to the gym.

“Somebody got stabbed or something and we were locked down. I was just upset and miserable.”

During his three-year stay, Tyson converted to Islam and began to work on himself as a person.

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