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Mike Tyson comes out punching with revealing new stage show

The former heavyweight champ tackles his conviction for rape, drug issues and his boxing career in a new Las Vegas production.

BOXING LEGEND Mike Tyson’s dramatic life has taken another step with the 45-year-old currently starring in a one-man show in Las Vegas.

The former heavyweight champion’s show, which is titled ‘Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Live on Stage’, involves him opening up on the most controversial episodes of his life so far, including his conviction for rape in 1992 and his much-publicised struggle with drugs.

The youngest-ever heavyweight champion of the world, at just 20 years old, Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout.

In a fight which saw him relinquish his title for a second time to Evander Holyfield in 1996, he infamously bit his opponent’s ear twice in a 1997 rematch, and consequently served a year in exile from the sport as punishment. Tyson has filed for bankruptcy and had to cope with the tragic death of his four-year old daughter since then.

The self-proclaimed ‘baddest man on the planet’ has high hopes for the stand-up act too. He’s looking to take the show to New York’s Broadway and London’s West End in the near future.

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