PuraPhy 20 Athletes 2022: Mike Tyson [boxing], #5

The PuraPhy 20 is a ranked list of individuals who fit in different categories who—right now—wield significant influence in the world of hemp oil/CBD be it with consumers, businesses, governmental officials, regulatory agencies or others. PuraPhy believes that to hold genuine power is to have the ability to persuade and influence wide swaths of relevant stakeholders. PuraPhy 20’s categories will include celebrities, politicians, athletes, scientists, influencers and more.

The PuraPhy 20 list below ranks some of the biggest athletes on the planet based on just how influential they are in shaping public opinion about the use of hemp oil/CBD and how it impacts both the exploding industry as well as the sports and pop cultural zeitgeist in the US and beyond. From David Beckham to Rob Gronkowski and from Megan Rapinoe to Paul Pierce, the roster of superstar jocks who use and love CBD is as eclectic as one might expect. And then some.


Doesn’t Mike Tyson’s life arc feel more like a Netflix series than a Lifetime TV movie (which there was one already)? I mean, Tyson’s epic, tumultuous life can be nothing short of unbelievable and exhausting. Here’s the thing: Arguably the single-most successful former athlete in the CBD industry, the iconic boxer has brought his irreverence and KO instincts to keep launching brand after brand in the space, all to great fanfare and eye-popping sales. 

Case in point: Mike Tyson CBD, a potent CBD supplement that contains a THC-free Cannabidiol extract with significant cannabis medicinal properties. They sell CBD drops that include cannabidiol with a quick absorption rate. The oils are absorbed and distributed throughout the body once taken, causing favorable stress and inflammatory response. The company says it believes the drops contain exceptional anti-depressant, anti-stress and anti-anxiety properties.

Tyson, for his part, simply can’t understand why all athletes—particularly professional jocks—aren’t all flocking to CBD. “C’mon, men and women who play professional sports are being knocked down left and right,” Tyson says incredulously. “I don’t know; I feel like the NFL and CBD brands could really be making a lot of money together. Here’s my advice: If you’re interested in the health benefits of CBD, give CBD topicals a try. I use it for life.”

Be like Mike (the good part).