Cash-strapped Tyson announces exhibition tour

Originally Published: September 28, 2006
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Former two-time heavyweight champ Mike Tyson admitted the reason for launching "Mike Tyson's World Tour," a series of four-round exhibitions bouts, is that he needs the money and thinks it will help him feel better about himself.

"I think I'm useless to society. I don't think I'm worthy of the people who come out to see me, but they do." -- Mike Tyson

Tyson, who squandered ring earnings of more than $300 million, is bankrupt and has a long list of creditors to pay.

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