Last night it was wild and wet in the NYC area. That didn’t put a damper on a couple of VIP events around town. One of them was the big screen premiere of Mike Tyson’s life. The documentary, Tyson, is a mix of archived footage and interviews that show everything from the Cus D’Amato days, his reign of terror in the ring, Robin Givens is mentioned, sprinkle in some ear biting and it ends with the man you see today.
Mike Tyson speaks on a lot of issues himself and the film has received good reviews, but Steve Lott, a ‘boxing insider’, says the amount of lies Mike Tyson told was Pinocchio worthy.
“Mike’s lies and fabrications shocked me. Especially when he called Jacobs and Cayton ‘Slave Masters.’ I have seen the documentary and it is obvious that Mike continues to surround himself with people interested only in their own good.”more..
Yesterday The New York Times posted an article about a Mike Tyson documentary called Tyson. Picking from thirty hours of exclusive interviews, director James Toback believes he has come up with the most insightful look at the rise and fall of the former knockout artist to date. Mike Tyson thinks he revealed too much.
Speaking to The New York Times, Tyson admitted that he is completely lost, “I don’t know who I am,” he said in an interview in his Las Vegas home, one of the few extensive interviews he’s given in the last few years. “That might sound stupid. I really have no idea. All my life I’ve been drinking and drugging and partying, and all of a sudden this comes to a stop.”more..
What do deflated sports champions do when they’ve burnt through their cash and the friends and opportunities are few?
For Mike Tyson the answer is to take some acting and dancing lessons, he’s going to Bollywood baby!
Indian film producer Firoz Nadiadwala approached Mike Tyson about appearing in a music video to promote his film “Fool n Final.”more..