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Mike Tyson is a larger-than-life legend in and out of the ring. With nicknames such as “Iron” Mike, Kid Dynamite, and The Baddest Man on the Planet, Tyson’s legacy is undisputed. One of the most feared boxers in the ring, his resume proves he is one of boxing’s greats. In addition to being the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA, and IBF world heavyweight titles. He was also the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles simultaneously. In 2011, Tyson was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame, and in 2013 he was inaugurated into the Las Vegas Hall of Fame.
Tyson’s enduring mass appeal owes not only to his incomparable athleticism but also to his huge personality and unrivaled showmanship. His ability to work a crowd extends far beyond the ring — Tyson’s career in entertainment spans everything from blockbuster movies (The Hangover and The Hangover 2), to documentaries. He has also toured nationally and internationally with his critically acclaimed Broadway one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, which additionally aired as an HBO special. After a successful run at the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theater, The show debuted on Broadway under famed director Spike Lee, before a return to the MGM and a national tour.
In 2018, Mike began his newest venture as an entrepreneur, opening Tyson Ranch where he works to create cannabis-based products like Copper Gel to help alleviate pain. In addition to Tyson Ranch, his podcast HotBoxin’ (on which Tyson talks with some of the world’s greatest sports legends, actors, and more) has been listened to over 40 Million times. His expansive digital footprint reaches over 400 million people, and in 2019, Tyson accumulated over 1.4 billion impressions on social media.
Mike Tyson and Eros Innovations have launched Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League, a next-generation sports venture that provides full support and infrastructure to the world’s greatest athletes, bringing the best of the best back to the ring, onto the court, and back on the field. The league will span live sporting events including tennis, basketball, boxing, and more.
In 2020, Mike Tyson returned to the ring for the first time in 15 years and fought against Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition fight on November 28th at The Staples Center in Los Angeles. The boxing match was highly viewed on pay-per-view and streamed on Triller PPV.
Jamie Foxx signed on to executive produce and star in Tyson, an authorized biographical limited series about boxing legend Mike Tyson, directed and executive produced by Antoine Fuqua and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Martin Scorsese will executive produce the series under his Sikelia Productions banner. Rick Yorn will executive produce on behalf of LBI Entertainment. Along with Rick Yorn, Ian Montone, Chuck Pacheco, and James Barnett will executive produce on behalf of LBI Entertainment. Sophie Watts and John Ryan Jr. will serve as executive producers on behalf of Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League. Mike Tyson and Kiki Tyson will also serve as executive producers on the series. Azim Spicer will serve as associate producer on behalf of the League. The series will span the life of one of the most legendary boxing figures of all time.
Undisputed Truth: An Evening with Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson Cares: Giving Kids a Fighting Chance
As a recovering addict, with eight children ranging in ages from 3 to 25, Mike has had to make some serious changes to become the father he wishes he had. Mike shares how he mended the broken relationships he had with his older children and became a better father to his younger children.
Mike speaks about overcoming his addiction to drugs and alcohol , what led him to change, and the joys and challenges of living a sober life.
From the Ring to the Stage
Mike discusses how, after retiring from his legendary boxing career, he went on to play roles in film, television, and on Broadway. Mike has appeared in such hits as The Hangover, The Hangover: Part 2, How I Met Your Mother, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and his one-man Broadway show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, directed by Academy Award nominee, Spike Lee.
Turning Physical Strength into Emotional Strength
Once considered the “baddest man on the planet,” Mike Tyson has “KO’d” many with his physical strength. However, tough circumstances, such as his daughter’s death and surviving prison, taught him how to turn his physical strength into emotional strength. Your audience will be truly engaged as Mike shares his stories and explains the process.
A Champion's Tale
The story of Mike Tyson is one that has been written and talked about by many, but hearing it from the legend himself is an exceptional experience. The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world talks about growing up in poverty, getting into fights, and meeting his mentor/father-figure, boxing manager and trainer, Constantine “Cus” D’Amato. By the time he was 10 years old, Mike had already been through more than most people do in a lifetime. Mike shares stories about overcoming addiction, massive debt, and a rape conviction that will shock and inspire your audience.
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