How does someone talk about their darkest moments in a way that can bring tears of laughter to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre? Let Mike Tyson take the stage to share his “Undisputed Truth.” While much of the public is all too familiar with his phenomenal boxing history, his failed marriage with Robin Givens, and of course, the historical moment between he and Evander Holyfield’s ear, few have heard Tyson’s thoughts on his own life.
Tyson takes the crowd from age 14 to 46; from his Brooklyn stoop to the Hollywood Hills, with a visual directed by Spike Lee, showing chronological events within Tyson’s his life with a mix of comical commentary that helped paint Tyson’s history. While initially joking that the movie was first called “Boxing, B*tches, and Lawsuits,” Tyson divulged touching moments of his life, proving he was something deeper than a tabloid headline. Coming from an unstable home environment to becoming the boxing World Champion at age 20, fans and newcomers were able to connect with Tyson’s rough start, and the path in which he has taken to be who he is today.
As Evander Holyfield sat in the audience with his family, Tyson went on to credit Oprah, Maya Angelou, Tupac, Florence Henderson, Spike Lee, LL Cool J, and more for visiting him in jail, described rehab as the “best forced decision he ever made,” and gave a touching speech about his children. Though Tyson’s best knockout time is said to be 8 seconds, within 1 hour and 45 minutes, his truth is now undisputed.
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