7. Mike Tyson
He was the most feared man on the planet. He was entering the discussion of greatest heavyweight champion ever, and his aggressive style certainly made him the most exciting heavyweight since Ali. And then, in the blink of an eye, it was gone. The undefeated record, the aura of greatness, and within 2 years, his very freedom. A shocking loss to Buster Douglas sent Tyson reeling. He was jailed for rape, he bit Holyfield’s ear off and went bankrupt in 2003. He fought drug and alcohol dependence and got a tattoo on his face. There does seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel, however. He claims to have beaten his addictions, he’s gotten some high-profile movie roles and he hasn’t told anyone that he wants to eat their children in almost a decade. —Johnny Goodtimes
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