A great champion turned actor
The American pugilist, who has earned the moniker ‚Iron Mike’, presented the one-man show ‚Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth – Live on Stage’ in Las Vegas, the haven for casinos.
The casinos in Las Vegas are true magnets for stars, no matter the branch they belong to. Stars feel comfortably, at home among the high-spirited gamblers and are looking forward to performing for them. It is exactly what happened to the ‚heavy’ Mike Tyson – the famous pugilist had six shows in the City, between 13 and 18 of April. The writing of the performance was the result of the cooperation between Kiki, the sportsman’s third wife, and Randy Johnson, the producer. The former boxing champion offered the two-hour-one-man-shows on the stage of MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas. He told the audience, eager to see him as an actor, sincere, close to reality stories in his childhood and sport career. ‚Welcome to my arena’ were the first words spoken by ‚Iron Mike’ who thus greeted the crowd present there for his show at the Las Vegas casino.
Bwtween jail and bankruptcy
The great champion, nicknamed ‚Iron Mike’, has had a quite tumultuous life. In 1992, he was sentenced for having raped a young girl who had been in a beauty pageant contest. He served three years behind bars. After his release, Tyson took back his titles, before losing to Evander Holyfield in 1996. During his return in 1997, Tyson bit Holyfield’s ear twice and he was issued a one-year suspension. In 2003, the famous pugilist declared bankruptcy and retired from the professional sport. A few years later, in 2009, he was back on his feet after making the ‚Very bad trips’ movie, where he played himself. Lately, he has been invited to be part of several reality shows.
He wanted to ear-bite an actor
Mike Tyson, now 45 years old, somehow repeated at the MGM Grand Casino in Law Vegas what had happened 14 years ago – when he tore off the ear of his opponent, Evander Holyfield, while fighting. His ‚victim’ was the comedian Scott Thompson. Luckily, it was only a joke, for the sake of the audience. This performance was a prelude to the first performance at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas.
Mike Tyson has been the undisputed champion in the ‚heavy’ category and remains the youngest winner of the WBS, WBA and IBF titles in this class. He was only 20 when he became a WBC champion. During his career, everyone knew about his infamous, ferocious style of intimidation, both in the ring and in his private life. He was married three times and fathered eight children with more women. The first wife was actress Robin Givens, and their marriage lasted from February 1988 until February 1989. ‚Iron Mike’ was married to the second wife between April 1997 and January 2003 – they have two children, Rayna and Amir. In 2009, Tyson took Lakiha „Kiki” Spicer for his wife. The couple has two children, Milan and Morocco. ‚Iron Mike’ also has other three offsprings: Mikey, born in 1990, Miguel, in 2002, and D’Amato, born in 1990. The great champion also had a daughter, named Exodus, who died in 2009, at the young age of four.