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Mike Tyson        

Boxing Heavyweight Champion

Mike Tyson is former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years old and is the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles.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.

In 2012, Tyson collaborated with film director Spike Lee to bring his one-man Las Vegas show to Broadway. In 2013, he took the show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth on a three-month national tour. The show also aired on HBO.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Mike Tyson Cares: Giving Kids a Fighting Chance

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Undisputed Truth: An Evening with Mike Tyson

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