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About Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth

In Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Tyson delivers vignettes from his life, experiences as a professional athlete and controversies in between. It's truly raw and electric theater in its purest form. Be sure to catch the acclaimed show in Hammond on February 8, 2014.

Mike Tyson became a professional boxer in 1985 at age 18. His massive strength and fast, hammering fists earned him the nickname "Iron Mike," which followed him throughout his professional boxing career. Mike fought his way to being the youngest world heavyweight boxing champion in history the following year.

Mike successfully defended his boxing title until 1990, when he was knocked out for the first time in his career by Buster Douglas in the tenth round in Tokyo. A series of personal and professional setbacks took Mike out of the ring for five years, but he returned with a vengeance, knocking out his opponents in two matches in 1995. He then set his sights on regaining his former title from Evander Holyfield. His first attempt in 1996 ended in disappointment – not to mention a desire for revenge which came in a 1997 rematch. After being disqualified from the match and barred from boxing for a year, Mike waited until 2002 to challenge Lennox Lewis for the heavyweight championship. Mike's defeat led to his retirement from fighting in 2005.

You can't keep a fighter like Iron Mike down for long. He returned to the spotlight in 2009 with a cameo role as himself in the hit comedy The Hangover. That success led to more guest appearances on TV, as well as a repeat cameo performance in The Hangover Part II.

In 2012, Mike Tyson made the jump from the big and small screen to the Broadway stage, starring in his hit one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, directed by Spike Lee. See Mike Tyson’s knockout show in Council Bluffs.