In 2007 Supreme worked together with notorious boxing icon Mike Tyson.
Tyson, often times referred to as ‘Iron Mike’ grew up in a one parent household in the though neighbourhoods of brooklyn.
Mike lived around high-crime neighbourhoods and was arrested 38 times by the age of 13.
At the age of 16, Tysons mother died leaving the young Tyson into the care of boxing manager and trainer Cus D’amato.
After a successful start to his boxing career, Tyson was sentenced to 6 years in jail in 1992. During the time he was incarcerated, Tyson turned to the religion of Islam. Tyson was released after serving 3 years in prison. In 1997, Tyson was notoriously disqualified during a match for biting off his opponents ear.
During his boxing carreer, Iron Mike reigned as undisputed world heavyweight champion and became the youngest boxer ever to win a heavyweight title at the age of 20.
Despite earning an approximate total of $400 Million USD during his career, Tyson filed for bankruptcy in 2003.
In 2006, Mike Tyson officially announced his retirement from professional boxing.
One year later, this iconic t-shirt was released by Supreme.
The tee features an image of Mike Tyson in a red on white box logo t-shirt.
This picture was shot in a Las Vegas hotel room by Kenneth Capello who revealed that Mike Tyson was heavily cursing out him and his assistants throughout the shoot leaving us with this iconic piece.
On the back, the word “Supreme” is featured in the signature style and font of boxing equipement manufacturer Everlast.
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