Nintendo paid Mike Tyson just $50,000 to use his likeness for the NES Classic ‘Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!’
"Punch Out" or "Mike Tyson's Punch Out" was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. The boxing video game was consistently listed as one of the best games for the NES operating system.
However, despite his legendary status in the sport of boxing, Tyson was allegedly paid just $50,000 for a three-year use of his likeness. This was probably because when they licensed his image, he was yet to become the heavyweight champion of the world.
The game features the boxer Little Mac working his way up the boxing ranks to a final fight with the game version of Mike Tyson.