Boxing: Mike Tyson reveals the surprising visits he had in prison and his reaction

Mike Tyson has discussed the time he spent in prison after being convicted of rape back in 1992 and revealed the names of some celebrities who paid him a visit.

The famous boxer was released three years later and continued his boxing career until retiring back in 2005.

In a recent interview, Tyson revealed that he earned the inmates’ respect after rapper Tupac Shakur visited him in jail.

“They respected [Tupac], soon as he came in the room, they started applauding,” Tyson told NORE and DJ EFN.

“When I was locked up, I had such an onslaught of visitors. I had everybody- BB King, James Brown, Whitney Houston, everybody came.

Florence Henderson, I can’t even name no more, just so many people came to visit me when I was away.”

Meanwhile, Hulu has released a trailer for a Tyson biopic which will follow his storied life. Parts of the eight-episode series will be dedicated to the incident with Evander Holyfield in the 1997 fight and his time in prison.

“We were never trying to say that Mike Tyson is a hero or Mike Tyson is a villain,” showrunner Karin Gist told Entertainment Weekly.

“Our goal was to take a very complicated and controversial figure and try to get under the hood of what he was praised and vilified for while staying true to our north star of no one person is one thing.

“Putting stories like this in the spotlight and pulling them out of the shadows is crucial to moving forward and getting the conversation to the next level.

“We wanted people to see Mike‘s own culpability in his life and society’s culpability as well’ and ‘to let our audience decide what they think and feel.”