Mike Tyson and His Family Launch a Charitable Organization to Help Incarcerated Women

Published 05/13/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Mike Tyson attends Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen at Sony Studios on September 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.


The world predominantly knows Mike Tyson for the unusual anecdotes and controversies surrounding his life. Right from his early boxing days, Tyson’s personal and professional lives were filled with trials. But with time, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ transformed into an altogether unique individual who looked to impact people’s lives positively.

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That said, ‘Iron’ Mike along with his family, launched a charitable organization named We 2 Matter. The prime work of this organization will be to support and empower 100 incarcerated women and provide them with all the resources to reenter society.

Moreover, Tyson’s organization will also look to educate the public on the challenges faced by women once they serve their punishments.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Former champion Mike Tyson poses on the red carpet during the Box Fan Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

One of the prime women to begin this initiative alongside Tyson’s family, is his mother-in-law, Dr. Rita Ali. She served a substantial term and would know what it takes to settle back into one’s old life.

‘Iron’ Mike and his family celebrated We 2 Matter initiative on the eve of Mother’s day. They even invited 10 mothers from Los Angeles, who were recently behind bars.

Mike Tyson will be a prime face of this organization. This just adds to the noble causes he has taken up.

Will Mike Tyson really take up another exhibition bout?

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In November 2020, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ touched gloves with Roy Jones Jr. As expected, this fight became one of the biggest boxing events of 2021, enjoying a whopping 1.6 million PPV buys.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Roy Jones Jr. (L) and Mike Tyson celebrate their split draw during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)

In fact, over the past few months, Tyson was in sheer talks to stage a fight with old rival Evander Holyfield. However, the fight couldn’t reach terms and it fell through.

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Despite that, Tyson, who is optimistic about securing an exhibition tussle, hasn’t stopped his training routines. In fact, he’s immersed himself in extensive training ever since that last exhibition encounter. The 54-year-old is currently enjoying his time in the gym. And it’ll be interesting to see who he gets lined up with for his return to the ring.

Will you be excited to see ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ back in action again?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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