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5 Things I Learned Watching ‘Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth

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Tonight, I got a chance to watch Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. Produced by Spike Lee, Undisputed Truth is a first person narrative from one of the most infamous figures in sports history. Well produced, Well delivered and surprisingly humorous. It’s interesting to see the rise, fall and redemption of one of the greatest boxers of all-time. When Mike Tyson first came on the scene in the late 80’s, he was a shy squeaky voiced monster from Brownsville, Brooklyn. Undisputed Truth shows the transition that Mike has made after the ring. With that being said, here are a few thing that I learned by Iron Mike.


By the time Mike Tyson was 12 years old, he was arrested 38 times. According to Mike Tyson, “the juvenile detention center was like cheers” everybody knew his time.

His first fight was with a neighborhood kid over a one of his beloved pigeon.

Young Mike Tyson was inspired after Muhummad Ali made a visit to the Spafford Juvenile Detention Center.

After meeting Constantino “Cus” D’Amato, he was informed that if he followed Cus’ lead he would become the youngest heavyweight champion of all-time. At the age of 20, Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champ of all-time when he KO’d Trevor Berbick in 1987.

Mike Tyson Punchout
At the age of 14, Iron Mike Tyson became a heavyweight champion when he knocked out his opponent in less than 8 seconds..