Mike Tyson is front and center in a documentary that played out over 4 hours in 2 parts on ABC. The mesmerizing boxer publicly and personally examined his own life, inside and out of the ring.
Mike Tyson Featured In Documentary, Mike Tyson: The Knockout
The Former Heavy Weight Champion of the World is also a bird-loving gentle soul. Arguably, he’s the most feared man in the ring during his heyday. But quite frankly, many would still be intimidated to stand face-to-face with Mike Tyson in a boxing ring. Or outside of one, for sure.
ABC described the documentary about the “The Baddest Man On The Planet” as a look through the lens of a boxing legend that –
…put viewers ringside for a main event that will chronicle the former champion’s climb, crash and comeback, from his difficult childhood to becoming undisputed world champion to his 1992 rape conviction and his personal struggles…
Mike Tyson Reflects On All Aspects Of His Life
You have questions, all are answered in this special. Expect to have all corners of the life of this great boxer covered, including his –
- being bullied as a child
- times in and out of juvenile detention
- impact by his trainer/mentor Cus D’Amato
- marriage to Robin Givens, and their divorce
- infamous 1988 interview with Barbara Walters
- domestic abuse allegations made by his wife
- excess partying
- shocking loss to 42-1 underdog Buster Douglas
- 1992 rape conviction and prison time
- biting off Evander Holyfield’s ear
- addiction to cocaine
- coping with the death of his daughter, Exodus
- …and more
Yeah, it’s all in there. You may think you know his story…but there’s more to explore. Never being shy about opening up, Tyson gives more insight into what makes him who he is.
Also expect to hear interviews from the likes of Rosie Perez, former trainers, Mike Spinks, Buster Douglas, and many more…including Mike Tyson himself.
Executive Producer Geoffrey Fletcher says of the project –
“In addition to being an inspiring story of the perseverance and hard-won growth of one extraordinary person, Mike Tyson’s life and career are also relevant to the important collective self-reflection finally occurring in America,”
Mike Tyson: The Knockout debuted on ABC on May 25th, the second part on June 1st. You can probably catch it on Hulu, as it was added the next day. Check out the trailer below –
This is must-see T.V., y’all! If you didn’t catch it then, be sure to look for it now.
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