In Mike Tyson’s just published explosive autobiography, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, the former boxing champion has revealed that he spent the weeks leading up to that sentencing, traveling round the country ‘romancing’ his various girlfriends.
Also when he realized the legal measures had let him down he had turned to ‘divine intervention,’ to bring him a light sentence.
According to him, he visited a, ‘hoodoo woman’ who said she would cast a spell to keep him out of jail if he put five hundred dollar bills in a jar, urinated in it and kept it under his bed for three days.
He sought out a voodoo priest who turned out to be a fraud, ‘I knew that guy had nothing,’ he recalls.
And he followed the instructions of a Santeria priest – going to the courthouse one night with a pigeon and an egg which he dropped on the ground as the bird was release and he yelled. ‘We’re free!’
He almost believed it would work. Because he felt invincible. ‘In my mind,’ he says, ‘I had no peers. I was the youngest heavyweight champion in the history of boxing. I was a titan, the reincarnation of Alexander the Great.’