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Slim, Articulate and Even-Keeled Mike Tyson Talks New One-Man Show [VIDEO]

(“It’s actually a Robin Givens voodoo bear.”)

Mike Tyson is one of, if not THE most polarizing figure in combat sport history, which makes his upcoming one-man show something we’re very interested in seeing.

Regardless of what you think about the once dominant and troubled former boxing champ, you can’t deny that he is an interesting person to listen to talk.

What’s amazing is that Tyson, unlike a lot of his counterparts, has actually become a much more thoughtful, articulate and seemingly more intelligent person through his self-education and quest for personal betterment after his retirement. Part of that stems from the fact that he didn’t incur much head trauma during his career as he was typically the one inflicting it, but the biggest factor in Tyson’s turnaround is maturity and the influence his wife and family had on his life.

According to “Iron Mike,” the introspective show will focus on anecdotes and stories from his life and will include the good, the bad and the ugly including his tumultuous relationships with Don King and Robin Givens and the infamous ear-biting incident in his fight with Evander Holyfield.

Check out an interview the healthy-looking Tyson did with USA Today about the upcoming show below:

(Video courtesy of USA Today)

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Rear Naked Poke- March 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm
I was waiting for a show like this, Tyson is a professor of fighting. At the end when he described today's boxers as fighters who are looking to protect their record not fighting to win, all i could think about was Team Jackson.
Daley- March 23, 2012 at 5:25 am
No it's not crack, he went Vegan a few years back and that's what a lack of meat in your diet will do to you.
ronburgundy- March 23, 2012 at 4:54 am
is it just me or does he look skinny as fuck, crack?
JUDOknowSHIT- March 23, 2012 at 2:29 am
I actually understood most of what he was saying! He was a goddamn wrecking machine i tell ya what... I'll watch the show, i guess.

--we get to RATE COMMENTS???OMFGONZAGA!!1111 i can just imagine the troll battles we're in for. have at it, boys.
Kim Couture is a cunt- March 22, 2012 at 11:19 pm
I love this man more than any pro sports figure ever and I am Canadian, played jr aaa hockey in th 90's so Gretz and Jordan register behind iron mike. This man might be everything you want to call him (bad or good) but he is the greatest that coulda been. Ali/Tyson in their prime with D'mato in Mikes corner?? I got iron mike in the first 5 rounds by KO. /thread
Sho Nuff- March 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm
I just wanted to check out the new comment rig
mikelphone- March 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm
When the video ended, I didn't even realize I was watching it for 11 minutes.

I want to hear more!
jimbonics- March 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm
Yeth Dear.
bgoldstein- March 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm
Holy crap, new commenting system? Is this really happening?
YesCartwheel- March 23, 2012 at 7:14 am
Is this real life?
Double OG- March 22, 2012 at 4:25 pm
Tyson needs more cowbell.