World-famous former boxing champ Mike Tyson will host a charity golf tournament which aims to benefit the homeless and victims of drug abuse.

Apart from his Hollywood career, Tyson has also been active in unique advocacies lately. His latest endeavor is a charity golf tournament scheduled to happen on August 2 at Monarch Beach Golf Links, Orange County, California. All proceeds will benefit Standing United, an organization which helps the homeless and people struggling with drug addiction.

Guests and participants have not yet been announced but celebrities are expected to come as the promo video confirmed Tyson's friends will take part in the said event.

Tyson appears to have a consistent desire to help the less fortunate. A photo of him handing out some money to a homeless man back in 1991 was uploaded on Pinterest.

The boxing icon's passion in helping the homeless and victims of drugs is not surprising, after all Tyson himself had experienced the same struggle in the past. After earning more than $300 million over his legendary career, the former heavyweight champion filed for bankruptcy in 2003. He later went to jail for cocaine problems, CNN News reported.

"I didn't think I'd make it through my thirties," Tyson said.

In 2004, ESPN wrote about Tyson's bankruptcy and detailed how the former champ became homeless. It was noted that Tyson had been sleeping in homeless shelters and living like a "street bum" since declaring himself bankrupt, and has accepted handouts from drug dealers.

"For the past two years, I been a bum, truly a bum in the streets," Tyson revealed. He also unveiled how people treated him during the darkest days of his life and how difficult it was to have nothing.

"I got nowhere to live. I been crashing with friends, sleeping in shelters. Unsavory characters are giving me money and I'm taking it. I need it. The drug dealers, they sympathize with me. They see me as some sort of pathetic character," Tyson stated.

Things are a lot better now for Tyson and he has been looking at business investments. Just a few months ago, the former world boxing champ was reportedly planning to put up a "weed resort" in the middle of the California dessert.

The weed resort will reportedly include a luxury hotel, camping facilities, an amphitheater for concerts, a Tyson University to educate future farmers about cannabis-cultivation techniques, and the head-turning longest water park-style lazy river in the world.

Reports also claimed that selling of weed will be allowed inside the resort.

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Pictured: Former boxer Mike Tyson attends the super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Aug. 26, 2017. Christian Petersen/Getty Images