Mike Tyson Says Drugs And Alcohol Have Him ‘On The Verge Of Dying’

Source: Jamie Uribarri / New York Daily News

Drugs and alcohol have Mike Tyson up against the ropes as the former heavyweight champion fights for his life against addiction.

Tyson made the startling revelations about his substance abuse problems while plugging the first fight card under his Iron Mike Productions promoting venture.

“I’m on the verge of dying because I’m a vicious alcoholic,” Tyson told reporters at the Turning Stone Resort in New York, where Argenis Mendez retained his IBF junior lightweight title after battling to a 12-round draw with challenger Arash Usmanee.

Friday night’s main event, however, was overshadowed by Tyson’s press conference-turned-confessional from earlier in the day.

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