MIKE TYSON’S emotional meet-up with British boxing favourite Frank Bruno is set to hit our screens in a few days.
It is 31 years since the two warriors fought in the ring – a one-sided affair that saw Bruno stopped by the referee in the fifth round.
A new programme will air on February 26 on NOW TV and Sky Documentaries that will show how two brutally broken men rebuilt themselves and finally found peace again.
And the two 50-something year olds have another thing in common – the money in their banks, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Here SunSport takes a look at amassed their respective £7.5million fortunes in and out of the ring.
Iron Mike is believed to have earned at least £415MILLION from his 56-fight career.
Like many sporting superstars, Tyson spent his money as quickly as he earned it on big expensive houses, flashy cars and even pet tigers.
In 2003, Tyson was forced to file for bankruptcy, with media at the time reporting he had £20m worth of debt.
But the self-titled ‘Baddest Man On The Planet’, who has admitted battling a cocaine addiction since the age of 11, has managed to turn things around.
Tyson has starred or held minor roles in a number of movies, most notably in The Hangover film franchise.
He even had his own animated TV show called Mike Tyson Mysteries.
More recently he produces a podcast called Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson which is one of the more popular combat sports-related podcasts out there.
Hinted in that title, Tyson has cannabis to thank for his financial recovery. He runs his own weed ranch called the Tyson Ranch, where he grows and sells his own brand of weed as well as weed-based wellness products.
Cheat Sheet say the Tyson Ranch sells over £360,000 worth of weed a month, but that Tyson smokes £29,000 worth with his guests.
And he is believed to have earned £7.5m from his grand return to boxing in December, when he drew with fellow Hall Of Famer Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout.
Bruno will go down in history as one of Britain’s best-loved boxers ever.
After two unsuccessful world title challenges – including the brutal fifth-round stoppage loss to Tyson in 1989, the gentle-giant Londoner finally got his hands on the WBC heavyweight title in 1995 by beating Oliver McCall.
But six months later he would lost that strap – to old rival Tyson who was making his way back to the top after time in jail after being found guilty of rape.
Bruno’s £7.5m net worth has been carefully managed from his boxing career, but he has also dabbled in some other ventures.
In 2017 he told the Sunday Telegraph that he had ‘a few investments running’ in the stock market.
In that interview he admitted he was ‘paid to bang HP sauce bottles on the table for a TV advert’ during his boxing career.
Bruno has also starred in pantomimes and done many voice-overs for TV – including his famous catchphrase ‘Know what I mean Harry’.
He credits having ‘a good accountant’ for keeping his finances in order and has told up-and-coming boxers to ‘save wisely, stay humble and focus on your job ahead of you’.
But in his book Let Me Be Frank the 59-year-old revealed he was betrayed by ‘someone close to him’ who took £300,000 from his bank account.
It came in 2003 when he was in a Romford hospital being treated for his bipolar disorder.