Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson earned a mint as a boxer, film star and most recently a public speaker, but it’s his latest transformation as a drug dealer that could set him up for life.

The former heavyweight champ, famous for delivering a knockout punch, has been selling cannabis products since 2016 through his Tyson Holistic label that are as potent as one of his uppercuts.

 The former heavyweight champ has been in the weed business since 2016
The former heavyweight champ has been in the weed business since 2016Credit: Instagram

Tyson, 54, is believed to earn around £500,000-per-month through his business that offers premium marijuana strains, edibles and extracts, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

‘Iron Mike’ is building a 418-acre weed-themed holiday resort he hopes will be home to a music festival to rival Coachella, as well as the world’s longest lazy river.

And aside from a luxury hotel and the lure of ‘glamping’ tents, there will be a Tyson University on site that will aim to teach cannabis cultivation tips to wannabe farmers.

And he is now launching a NEW company in the trade, called Tyson 2.0.

According to Forbes it will be “a step up from Iron Mike’s first cannabis brand, offering a wider array of products including everything from his personal favourite, flower, to concentrates, edibles, beverages, and pre-rolls”.

SENSATIONAL BOXING RETURN

Tyson will work as the company’s chief brand officer.

After years of substance abuse with drugs including cocaine, Tyson – who made a sensation return to boxing with an exhibition draw against Roy Jones Jr last November – found comfort in marijuana, which is legal in California.

It made him, as he’s the first to admit, a much calmer person.

It encouraged him to partner up with businessman Rob Hickman five years ago, who pointed out what a difference weed has made to the ex-boxer’s life.

“It changed his life,” he told GQ. “He’s the perfect person.”

Buoyed by his discovery, Tyson also knew if it could aid him, then others would see the benefits too.

 After years of substance abuse Tyson turned to marijuana
After years of substance abuse Tyson turned to marijuanaCredit: Refer to Caption
 Smoking marijuana changed Tyson's life and made him a calmer person
Smoking marijuana changed Tyson’s life and made him a calmer personCredit: Instagram
 Tyson hopes to promote health and wellness with CBD products
Tyson hopes to promote health and wellness with CBD productsCredit: Instagram
 Edibles are also available on the Tyson Holistic website
Edibles are also available on the Tyson Holistic website