Mike Tyson has mellowed considerably since bragging for years that he was “the baddest man on the planet.”
Now married to Lakiha “Kiki” Spencer and pursuing an acting and performing career that includes his one-man show, “Iron” Mike reveals in his first autobiography “Undisputed Truth: My Biography” how, at 47, he is enjoying domestic bliss after decades of turmoil.
It is a fascinating, no-holds-barred account of his rise from abject poverty in New York slums to adulation and vast fortune as the youngest heavyweight champion ever, aged 20, only to lose it all at an alarming rate.
When he smashed Jamaican Trevor Berbick in two rounds to become world champ in Las Vegas in 1986, the joke was Tyson was too young to celebrate in bars.
Co-written with Larry Sloman, “Undisputed Truth” is a visceral account of Tyson’s brutal childhood and how he literally fought his way out of the ghetto to the heights in a sport he loves, only to succumb to crime, drug abuse and shame.
Now focused on a totally clean life, thanks heavily to Kiki, Tyson is promoting boxing shows and becoming a media darling, which started with his appearance in the movie smash “Hangover” in 2009.
It is a fascinating, no holds barred account of his rise from abject poverty in New York slums to adulation and vast fortune as the youngest heavyweight champion ever, aged 20, only to lose it all at an alarming rate.