Mike Tyson’s Son Stands in Solidarity With Usain Bolt After $12 Million Loss

Published 01/19/2023, 7:06 AM EST
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 19: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Jamaican track sensation, Usain Bolt, is widely regarded as one of the greatest sprinters of all time. And is even considered one of the most successful Olympians of the 21st century. This success has certainly paved way for an impressive net worth. However, it seems like financial troubles have come looking for Bolt. According to recent reports, Bolt was “scammed” off of a major chunk of his life’s savings. Meanwhile, Mike Tyson‘s son, Amir Tyson took to social media to stand in solidarity with the track legend.

Bolt is an eight-time Olympic Gold medalist, and also holds the record for being the ‘Fastest Man on The Planet’. He was recently shocked to learn that $12 million was missing from his savings account. Notably, he had an account with the Kingston-based investment firm Stocks and Securities Ltd. It is reported that the account was a part of his life and retirement savings.

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As reported by Fortune, in a recent interview, Linton P. Gordon gave his take on the issue. He said, “It’s distressful news for anyone. And certainly in the case of Mr. Bolt, who established this account as part of his private pension.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 09: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after he wins gold during the Men’s 200m Final on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 9, 2012, in London, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The investment firm’s manager was recently replaced by Jamaica’s Financial Services Commission after allegations of fraudulent activity.

Additionally, Gordon also gave an ultimatum to the investment firm. And revealed his plans to take the case to the Supreme Court if the money is not returned to his client’s account in eight days.

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Mike Tyson’s son extends his support to Usain Bolt

Amir Tyson is the oldest of the heavyweight phenom’s eight children. He was born of Tyson’s relationship with Monica Turner. Moreover, he is a businessman and the CEO of Debonair Attire.

In a recent Instagram story, the younger Tyson stood in solidarity with Bolt. He posted an image of the news article, and also mentioned that the situation was “messed up”.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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