At the age of 18, Mike Tyson was known as the baddest fighter on the planet. By the time he was 30, he had served several years in prison, lost his championship belt and was considered a washed up boxer by most sports critics.

However, Tyson’s boxing legacy will never be forgotten. His theatrics inside the ring were awe-inspiring. Tyson’s signature first round knock outs were sheer displays of speed and power, the sort that had never been witnessed before.

On June 12, Tyson was inducted into the boxing Hall of Fame. During his acceptance speech, Tyson spoke briefly, but provided a glimpse of the struggles that he faced throughout his career. “You reach a point in your life where you find out all you believed in was a lie and you want to start life all over again,”Tyson said.

In a sense, Tyson has been given a second chance at stardom and is adjusting to life after boxing. He is a co-star in the block buster hit “Hangover 2,” and he has one of  the top downloaded video games featured on the iPhone in “Mike Tyson’s Punch Out.” He’s also married and enjoying life as family man. Once recognized for his greatness in the ring, Tyson is now comfortable with being good at life.–amir shaw

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.