Mike Tyson          

Boxing Heavyweight Champion

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 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, as well as the first to hold these titles simultaneously. In 2011, he was also inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame and in March 2012, into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Tyson's ability to work a crowd extends far beyond the ring - his career in entertainment spans blockbuster movies (The Hangover and The Hangover 2), television (Animal Planet's Taking on Tyson), and his own clothing company. 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." Following the show's successful Vegas debut, famed director Spike Lee brought it to Broadway in July 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 - as in his speaking engagements - 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, 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, he reveals the man behind the myth. "Undisputed Truth" was such a smash hit on Broadway that it is being taken on a national tour.

Tyson explores these same themes in his speaking engagements, offering audiences an open and unvarnished glimpse into his storied past - from his glory as an athlete to the controversies that have plagued him over the years - and how he overcame the blows life dealt him with the same grit and determination he showed in the ring.

Mike 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. Now dedicated to giving back to the community, Tyson launched his 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 offer services to meet the comprehensive needs of kids from broken homes.

Speech Topics


Undisputed Truth: An Evening with Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson Cares: Giving Kids a Fighting Chance

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.

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.

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.

Overcoming Addiction

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.

Undisputed Fatherhood

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.

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News


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