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Mike Tyson Bio

Mike Tyson is a larger-than-life legend both in and out of the ring. Tenacious, talented, and thrilling to watch, Tyson embodies the grit and electrifying excitement of the sport.
With nicknames such as “Iron” Mike, Kid Dynamite, and The Baddest Man on the Planet, it’s no surprise that Tyson’s legacy is the stuff of a legend. Tyson was one of the most feared boxers in the ring-- and one look at his resume proves he is one of boxing’s greats: Aside from having been the undisputed heavyweight champion, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously. In 2011 Tyson was also inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.

Tyson’s enduring mass appeal owes not only to his incomparable athleticism, but to his huge personality and unrivaled showmanship. And his ability to work a crowd extends far beyond the ring- Tyson’s career in entertainment spans blockbuster movies (The Hangover and The Hangover 2), television (the Animal Planet’s “Taking on Tyson”), and his own clothing company (shirts are available on his website). Tyson is also the CEO of his own production company, Tyrannic Productions, and currently has a few film projects in development.

Now, Tyson is taking his talent to the stage with an extraordinary one-man show titled, “Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH.” After a successful run at the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theater, the show debuted on Broadway under famed director Spike Lee on July 31st, 2012. Undisputed Truth is the raw, no-holds barred life story of the legend himself-- as it has never been told before. In the show, Tyson unveils never-before-told stories, peeling back layers of tragedy and public turmoil while unfolding his tale of triumph and survival.

In an up-close-and-personal setting featuring images, music and video, Tyson shares the stories of his life and experiences as a professional athlete and controversies in and out of the ring. Theatrical, intimate, and unprecedented, this show will reveal the man behind the myth. Tyson's one man show toured throughout the United States earlier this year and now he is getting ready to embark on an international tour through 2014. On November 16th HBO will air it as a highly-anticipated TV special.

Tyson is currently retired from boxing and is based in Las Vegas- the city that he helped electrify on so many fight-nights over the past two decades. Although in August of this year Tyson did return to the ring in a major way- he stated a boxing promotional company called Iron Mike Productions. His memoir Undisputed Truth will hit book stores on November 12th, 2013. Tyson is also currently starring in his own docu-series on FOX Sports 1, “Being Mike Tyson.”

Also dedicated to giving back to the community, Mike is launching his very own charity, The Mike Tyson Cares Foundation on December 7th, 2012. The Foundation’s mission is to “give kids a fighting chance” by providing innovative centers that provide for the comprehensive needs of kids from broken homes.

A devoted husband and loving father, Tyson resides in Las Vegas with his wife Kiki and their children.

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