Mike Tyson has worked with several trainers and coaches in his combat career, which includes MMA mastermind Rafael Cordeiro, who honed ‘Iron’ for his returning fight against Roy Jones Jr. in 2020 at the age of 54. However, none seems to have impacted him like the way Cus D’Amato did.
The tales of Tyson’s and D’Amato’s bond go deep down to the time when Tyson was a young man with no goal in his life. Cus picked him up on the stage and turned him into a world heavyweight champion. Mike Tyson has always hailed his veteran trainer for changing his life and continues to do so, even to this day.
Dubbed as ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’, Tyson began his career at the Catskill gym under Cus D’Amato’s guidance. Looking back at those days, the heavyweight elite posted some rare pictures of him at the Catskill gym, sending several of his fans into a frenzy.
In the caption, Mike Tyson wrote, “The 70’s and 80’s training in the Catskills were some of the best times of my life. It was during this period I learned the value of discipline and what it would take to become a champion. On Monday 2/7 I’m dropping a limited edition capsule commemorating the Catskills and my late mentor Cus D’Amato. Only 100 of each piece will be available for purchase.”
After Cus’ demise, Tyson lost hold of his dominance and seemed vulnerable several times inside the ring. He looked the same in his personal life as the year 2003 saw him go bankrupt. Nevertheless, Tyson revived himself to the riches and is back to being at the top of the chain today.
Mike Tyson and his Catskill images can spin serious money
Aged 55, Tyson appears an investor in digital assets. On keeping a tab on his social media handle, it gets prominent how Mike Tyson suggests his followers on investment ideas.
That said, his Catskill images are also out on sale and can fetch him some serious money. Once a vicious boxer, Tyson now appears to be a smart businessman and philanthropist.