Mike Tyson, Larry Sloman
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“Undisputed Truth is raw, powerful and disturbing—a head-spinning take on Mr. Tyson's life.” (Wall Street Journal)
Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon—Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye. Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn, Tyson grew up to become one of the most ferocious boxers of all time—and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior. Yet—even after hitting rock bottom—the man who once admitted being addicted “to everything” fought his way back, achieving triumphant success as an actor and newfound happiness and stability as a father and husband. Brutal, honest, raw, and often hilarious, Undisputed Truth is the singular journey of an inspiring American original.
show. Siddeeq had enlisted Muhammad Ali to pray with me and he was waiting at the mosque when we got there. There was a mob of people and everyone was jockeying for a position so they could be seen with me in the camera shot. I was always the vehicle to get someone on television or have them mentioned in the papers. That was the devil at his best, right there. After we prayed, we flew to my house in Ohio. It was ironic that the same team that had seen me into prison was now ushering me out.
Don promoted, so Rory put him on the phone with me. We were talking about some friends of mine who he had met when he was in jail and we just clicked. So when I got out, I told him to hang out with us. He was my kind of guy—a street guy. After I got out of jail, Don didn’t come around too much. I think he was still scared that I’d get physical with him. So he used John Horne to deal with me on business matters and Rory was my point man for anything personal. They were splitting the 20 percent
were going to buy for me,” I said. “Isn’t Don King your friend?” “Yeah,” he said with an attitude. “Didn’t Don tell you what happened when he disrespected me?” “Yeah, he told me that you smacked him around.” “That didn’t alarm you, when he told you that? You didn’t get frightened?” “No,” he said with disdain. Today I’m pretty much a wimpy guy, but back then if someone openly dissed me, there had to be violence involved. There was no diplomatic way it could be handled. The
discipline, the ability to do what needs to be done no matter how he feels inside, in my opinion, is the definition of a true professional. I think that Mike is rapidly approaching that status, that important point, which I consider Mike must do in order to become the greatest fighter in the world. And for all we know, barring unforeseen incidents, and if this continues without any interruptions, and if we get the sparring and everything else that goes with it, he may go down in history as one of
recommended that Howard Weitzman represent me. He was a beast. At one point in the case, Robin had argued that a big check to herself was valid because it said on the bottom line “Mike Tyson gift.” What she didn’t know was that the bank microfilmed every check. So Howard had blown up the original microfilmed check and put it on a large piece of cardboard to show the court that Robin had written that shit on it after the check had cleared. Robin also tried to keep my Lamborghini. She took that