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Mike Tyson: The Real Heavyweight Champion

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    Mike Tyson's girth shocked more than a few people at the sixth annual Video Game Awards at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday.

    Talk about a heavyweight champ. Wow.

    The new Mike Tyson, making an appearance at the Video Game Awards on Sunday night,  looks a lot like the old Al Roker.

    The Brooklyn-born fighter once rightly known as the Baddest Man on the Planet now looks more like the happiest guy at the all-you-can-eat buffet.

    So complete is Tyson's transformation that the mind races with questions. How many ears does a guy have to chomp on to get that size?

    Did Iron Mike actually follow through on his promise to eat Lennox Lewis' children? 

    Where is Buster Douglas?  Because if he's not accounted for, we know the first place authorities should look.

    Sadly, it's just the latest low in the slow motion downward spiral that is the once fearsome fighter's life.

    Since retirement, Tyson has struggled with bankruptcy, drug addiction, arrests and a host of personal problems.

    "My whole life has been a waste - I've been a failure,"  the former champ told USA Today in 2005. "I'm really embarrassed with myself and my life. I want to be a missionary. I think I could do that while keeping my dignity without letting people know they chased me out of the country. I want to get this part of my life over as soon as possible."

    C'mon, champ, everybody knows: You can't eat yourself to happiness.

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