You won't believe it: this is what Mike Tyson did!

Mike Tyson explained he has opened a coffee shop in Amsterdam's Spuistraat

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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You won't believe it: this is what Mike Tyson did!

"A dream come true. Here fans can enjoy my favorite products. I've tried and tested them all and can't wait to share some of my most loved products with Europe. 'I've been fighting at the top level for over 20 years. To calm my nerves and take the pain out of two operations, among other things, I started using this." With these words, Mike Tyson explained he has opened a coffee shop in Amsterdam's Spuistraat.

Five years ago he began the journey, opening a cannabis farm in California City, where ganja was authorized for therapeutic purposes back in 1998, from 2018 instead green light for recreational use. Since 1976 it has been legal in the Netherlands to own a minimum amount of weed.

But in Amsterdam from this year the use on the street is prohibited in the center. But Mike Tyson isn't the first athlete to bet on the green. Floyd Landis, a former cyclist, has also been selling cannabis products in Colorado since 2016.

It is a coffee shop linked to his brand, which offers a vast variety of products and represents the champion's first venture into the European market.
Iron Mike has been a marijuana user for many years, due to wear and tear from his boxing career.

Mike Tyson's highlights

In 1992 he was accused of raping Desiree Washington and sentenced to 6 years in prison. While in his detention she converted to Islam and assumed the Islamic name of Malik Abdul Aziz. Released in March 1995, he made his return to the ring and in 1996 won the WBC and WBA titles by defeating Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon respectively by knockout.

This made him among the heavyweights capable of regaining a division belt after losing it. After being stripped of the WBC World Championship, he lost the WBA crown in a match against Evander Holyfield in November of the same year and in their rematch was disqualified for biting off the opponent's ears by detaching a piece of cartilage from his right ear.

In 2002, at the age of 36, he faced Lennox Lewis for the world title, losing by knockout. In 2005 at the age of 39, after further setbacks against Danny Williams and Kevin McBride, he announced his retirement. He is considered one of the best boxers of all time, heavyweight world champion from 1986 to 1990, with a brief period in 1996.

Among the most recognizable and paid athletes of the eighties and nineties, despite his height not high for the heavyweight category, and thanks to his remarkable technique and physicality, he was one of the most effective and fearsome hitters in history.

He occupies the number 9 position among the best heavyweights of all time, and the 16th position of the ranking of the 100 greatest hitters of all time, both compiled by The Ring. ESPN named him the best heavy hitter ever (2007).

The WBC boxing organization ranks him 1st in its list of the 10 greatest heavyweights of all time. Instead, Bleacher Report placed him in 10th place among the best heavyweights. Sky Sports named him the most fearsome boxer ever and described him as arguably the fiercest fighter to ever set foot in a ring.

He was named Ring Magazine's fighter of the year in 1986 and 1988, and is inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Tyson won his first 19 fights by knockout, 12 of them in the first round. In 1986, at the age of 20 years 4 months and 22 days, he captured the WBC crown against Trevor Berbick, becoming the youngest heavyweight champion of the world, a record that still remains unbeaten.

A year later he also won the WBA and IBF titles, becoming the undisputed champion and the first heavyweight to unify the world championships. In 1988 he became lineal champion when he KO'd Michael Spinks in 91 seconds. He defended his belts on nine occasions, before being knocked out by Buster Douglas in what was hailed as one of the greatest knockouts in the history of the sport.

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