Q&A: Mike Tyson on His One-Man Show in Las Vegas

The former heavyweight champion discusses anger management, his quest for redemption, and having "no money."
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Retired heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson has been in the spotlight since he was a teenager. Nintendo based a now classic video game around him when he was just 21 years old. So much about his life—growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn; being trained and nurtured under Cus D’Amato; his wins and losses; the ear-biting incident; his wild lifestyle; his drug and alcohol use; his wealth and subsequent bankruptcy; his rape conviction; his conversion to Islam while in prison; his retreat to a quieter, suburban life—have been documented in gritty detail. But, Tyson says, people don’t know the full story.

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