Mike Tyson's pulsating rush to the heavyweight championship of the world began when he met Cus D'Amato, a supreme boxing trainer. Their partnership changed Tyson's life and he became the youngest ever champion with awesome physical power - able to intimidate opponents before they got into the ring. He won over 50 fights, won - and lost - over 400 million dollars and served a jail sentence after a dubious conviction for rape. Iron Mike became one of the most famous men on the planet, won and lost his title twice and went bankrupt. After retiring from the ring he appeared in a Hollywood blockbuster and re-invented himself as a charismatic, spell binding story teller in a show directed by Spike Lee. There is only one Mike Tyson - you owe it to yourself to experience the amazing, unique story.
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Philip Brown is a writer with a deep interest in the culture of boxing and the stories of fighters through the ages. He has written books about great champions like Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis together with characters like Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom and battling Siki. He traces the career of the gifted but exploited Sonny Liston then from the modern era tells the story of the incredible Floyd Mayweather Jr. Now comes the roller coaster life of the one and only fighting machine - Iron Mike Tyson.
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