KEY POINTS

  • Mike Tyson revealed more details about his life behind bars on his “Hotboxin’” podcast
  • Tyson said he got a woman pregnant while he was serving time in the '90s
  • The former heavyweight world champion earlier admitted that he loved being in prison

Mike Tyson has revealed more details about his time in prison during the '90s.

In the Aug. 27 episode of “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson,” “Iron Mike,” who was convicted of rape in 1992, said that he doesn't believe his prison sentence had been a harsh punishment. He recalled that his life behind bars, where he served three of his six-year sentence before being released on parole, had been a comfortable one due to his fame and influence.

“I thought that this was the worst thing that could happen to a human being,” Tyson told his guest, sportscaster Jim Gray, adding that he “had a ball in prison.” 

“I had a girlfriend and I got a girl pregnant in prison. I was living a life in prison,” he added.

Following the former heavyweight world champion's revelation, Gray asked, “How did you do that?” Tyson then admitted that people working in the facility were fans of him.

“It was just meant to be. I was Mike Tyson and everybody gave me what I wanted,” Tyson said, adding, “everyone talking like I was some tough guy or some cool guy. I was just a pig.”

Gray prodded Tyson regarding his admission about getting someone pregnant while he was incarcerated, to which the 54-year-old boxing legend replied, “They worked there.”

Tyson also confessed that he hadn't wanted to leave even after he was released early because he felt “secure” and “safe.”

Mike Tyson Outside of the big four, former boxing great Mike Tyson was pulled over for a DUI in 2006 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Apparently that is the spot to get pulled over if you’re a famous former athlete. Photo: Reuters

In an earlier episode, Tyson also talked about why he loved being in prison. He said he was only 12 years old when he found himself behind bars for the first time and was initially “so scared.” But things changed the following morning after he reunited with his friends, who were also incarcerated at the same facility.

“Then it was day time and I had to go breakfast where all the inmates eat breakfast,” Tyson recalled, adding that he felt like a “god” after seeing his friends.

“So I loved being there. Every time I came back I loved being there. All my friends were there. Nobody is going to touch me, nothing is going to happen me. That became my home. I became institutionalized,” he added.

Meanwhile, Tyson is gearing up for his upcoming exhibition match with fellow legend Roy Jones Jr. The fight is scheduled to take place on Nov. 28 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.