*They’ve already put a lot of thought into this!
The couple already have in mind who to write the screenplay and star in the biopic.
*We talked to you a while back about “Iron” Mike Tyson‘s one man play entitled “Undisputed Truth.” And apparently it became such a hit to many audiences around the country that it is now in book form.
The former heavyweight champion stopped in Los Angeles the other day to sign his newly released book at Barnes and Noble over at the Grove on 3rd and Fairfax to a much anticipated throng of well wishers that lined up all around the block just to see him.
Folks, this is a guy who has literally reinvented himself, transforming from the image that we saw back in the day of this guy who in his own words wanted to “eat the hearts” out of Lennox Lewis’ kids, to being the most lovable, and funny character in the film “Hangover” (parts 1 and 2).
His one man play was sold out at every stop across the country, and now he has become a boxing promoter with the establishment of Iron Mike Promotions. He has signed several world class fighters and Olympic prospects.
What else can you say about Mike? He is one of the greatest fighters in boxing history. We certainly look forward to seeing more of Mike and wish him well.
In other boxing news, “Sugar” Shane Mosley got stopped in the sixth round at the BBT Arena down under in Sydney, Australia last week as he went against Anthony ” The Man” Mundine.
This one turned into a pretty tough fight for him although he did put make it competitive. It might be time for him to sit down, and hang the gloves up.
He says he’ll make a decision when he comes back to the U.S. I hear he got paid a nice piece of change for his efforts ( 1.3 million that included a non-refundable deposit of 300 grand for the first time the bout was post-phoned).
There’s an old saying “All money ain’t good money.”
As the year comes to an end, we’ve still got some good fights left to go down as Zab “Super” Judah is set to go against Pauli Maliggnagi on Dec. 7 at the Barclays Arena in Brooklyn, New York in a Showtime Championship Boxing telecast.
Josesito Lopez is going against Mike Arnaoutis out at the Fantasy Springs Casino and Resort on Dec. 13. This one is being put on by Golden Boy in association with Goossen Tutor, Star Boxing, and Thompson Boxing Promotions and will be telecast live on Fox Sports.
Then on Dec. 14 Arian “The Problem” Broner is set to go against Marcos Maidana down at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas. This one will be telecast live on Showtime Championship Boxing and is being put on by Golden Boy Promotions.
This has no doubt been one of the best years in boxing. Stay tuned for more in 2014.
“When the tide goes out, that’s when you’ll find out who’s been swimming naked” – Warren Buffet.
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*Mike Tyson is really feeling the pains of his past.
Touting his new autobiography, “Undisputed Truth,” the former heavyweight boxing champion sat down with Willie Geist of NBC’s TODAY yesterday to discuss his life and his troubled relationships with women.
Tyson has demonstrated his transparency on many occasions, and in this interview, he did not disappoint.
In writing his memoir it seems Iron Mike recalled some really deep stuff, things that makes him feel pretty awful about how he acted outside of the boxing ring during his pursuit of fame.
“I feel like a schmuck,’’ Tyson told Geist. “I feel like ‘el schmucko.’ For instance, I didn’t choose being a fighter; it chose me. Somebody told me, ‘Hey this is what you’re gonna do, you’re good at this.’”
Tyson admits that he wanted a greater life for himself than the one that the “deprived neighborhood in Brownsville, Brooklyn” had to offer.
“I didn’t want to be that person any more. So I went on that journey, and that journey took me to such a megalomaniacal perspective of myself,” he says of his meteoric rise in the boxing world.
In “Undisputed Truth” Tyson writes about the struggle to contain “Iron Mike,’’ his alter ego; the ferocious fighter inside the ring who would find his way outside the ring when real life got ugly. Tyson told Geist it was “almost impossible’’ to contain that side of him.
“That guy, he follows me,’’ Tyson said. “He even follows me when I perform on stage on Broadway. That’s my alter ego when I’m afraid. I can use ‘Iron Mike’ as an excuse, but I owe that to all the self-gratification I got out of being that person. It took me away from being that scared little kid to being a feared person, which I thought was a respected person.”
Tyson also writes frankly about his ill treatment of women during his life, which he believes relates to his childhood.
“I judge by the way my mother was being treated, so I thought that’s how women should be treated,’’ he said. “When you see the biggest woman figure in your life being treated pretty disrespectfully, you realize she’s accepting that. You realize this is just what it is.”
Therapy as well as his wife and five daughters have helped Tyson improve his interactions with women, he believes. “I really like to deep down believe that I am [better],’’ he said.
Watch the Tyson interview:
*Wow, has Mike Tyson gone through some changes.
He’s anything but the once loathed and feared human fighting machine he used to be. Now at 45 he’s morphed into a … what, a comedian/actor/storyteller … who finds it both therapeutic and financially lucrative to talk about a time gone by, when he held the world in his hands with his wild and crazy ways.
Well, that was then. Saturday night Tyson debuted his one-man show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Tim Dahlberg of the Associated Press was there to witness the event and filed this report/essay:
*The urge struck me about halfway through Mike Tyson’s latest adventure, just after he told the audience about how his mother loved the bottle more than she loved him.
Or maybe it was when the big video screens showed a young Tyson serving as a pallbearer for Cus D’Amato, the man who molded his boxing career and the only man he really loved.
The former baddest man on the planet once made opponents and anyone who came into his path shake with fear. On this night, though, it was all I could do not to run up on stage and give him a big hug.
Surely a lot of those gathered in a hotel theater just down the hall from where Tyson had some of his biggest fights felt the same way. How could they not after watching him bare his soul for assorted VIP’s and anyone willing to pay $117.49 to hear his story?
It was billed as “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” and there’s still time to catch it if you have the cash and can get to the MGM Grand hotel before Wednesday’s final performance. Beware, though, because this is more about Tyson’s greatest misses than it is about his greatest hits.
“Many of you wondered what the hell Mike Tyson was going to do on stage tonight,” Tyson said at the beginning of the show. “I was wondering the same thing.”
Actually, I had a good idea because I’ve been listening to it for years. So did Tyson, because the show is mostly scripted — credit is given to wife Kiki — and he knows the subject material because he’s lived it.
That he’s still alive at the age of 45 after all that living is remarkable enough, a fact Tyson himself acknowledged on stage. Any combination of the women, the fights, the drinking and the heavy cocaine use could have done him in at any time.
“I’m coked up and fat,” he said at one point, gazing up at a Los Angeles police booking shot of himself on the video screen. “I’m a fat cokehead.”
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