From ÃÂIron Mike TysonÃÂ to the ÃÂBaddest Man on the PlanetÃÂ, his nicknames continue to serve as reminders of his unprecedented rise and his spectacular fall.
Numbers too help us fathom the extent of his excesses. Tyson after all is the man who earned over 300 million dollars in his career, but had to declare his bankruptcy in 2003.
Rape convictions, jail sentences, drug addiction and convictions, the boxer ESPN ranked as the most outrageous character in modern sports history, has been through it all.
Not to mention the infamous episode where he bit off a portion of opponent and World Heavyweight champion Evander HolyfieldÃÂs right ear and spat it out during their Sound and the Fury fight on June 28, 1997.
His struggles, financial and otherwise, have been such that he was even forced into accepting an item number in the Bollywood comedy Fool N Final recently.
Most moving quote - One that appeared on the front page of the USA Today magazine in June 2005: ÃÂMy whole life has been a waste - I`ve been a failure. I just want to escape. I`m really embarrassed with myself and my life. I want to be a missionary. I want to get this part of my life over as soon as possible. In this country (USA) nothing good is going to come of me. People put me so high; I wanted to tear that image down.`