Mike Tyson is larger-than-life – both in and out of the boxing ring. Tenacious, talented, and thrilling to watch, Tyson embodied the grit and electrifying excitement of the sport, and those traits have followed him into his post-competition life.
With nicknames such as “Iron” Mike, Kid Dynamite, and The Baddest Man on the Planet, it’s no surprise that Tyson’s legacy is the stuff of legend. Tyson was one of the most feared boxers in the ring and one look at his resume proves he is one of the sport’s all time greats. Aside from having been the undisputed heavyweight champion, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles as well as the first heavyweight to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously. In 2011 he was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame and was inaugurated into the Las Vegas Hall of Fame in 2013.
Tyson’s enduring appeal owes not only to his incomparable athleticism, but also to his huge personality and unrivaled showmanship. His ability to work a crowd extends far beyond the ring, including blockbuster movies (The Hangover and The Hangover 2) and documentaries. In 2015, Tyson worked with director Bert Marcus on Champs, a star-studded documentary that examines the lives of boxing greats in and out of the ring. In recent years Tyson has starred alongside Donnie Yen in the well-received film Ip Man 3 and made appearances in Meet The Blacks, A Madea Family Funeral, Kickboxer Retaliation, and more.
Tyson is also making a name for himself in television. He starred in his own docu-series on FOX Sports 1, “Being Mike Tyson” and his hit animated series, “Mike Tyson Mysteries” recently completed its four year run on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. In 2017, Tyson joined FOX’s hit series, “SUPERHUMAN,” for its summer season.
Tyson is also a New York Times bestselling author. He released his memoir "Undisputed Truth" in the Fall of 2013. He teamed up with writer Larry "Ratso" Sloman again in his second book "Iron Ambition: My Life With Cus D'Amato" which was released on May 30th, 2017.
Beyond film and television, the world of theater has also met Tyson with open arms and monumental success. Over the past three years, he toured the world with his critically acclaimed Broadway one-man show “Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH,” which also aired as an HBO special. “UNDISPUTED TRUTH” is the raw, no-holds-barred life story of the legend himself, as it has never been told before. Tyson reveals more than he ever has, peeling back the layers of tragedy and public turmoil that ultimately results in a tale of triumph and survival. Its up-close-and-personal setting, featuring images, music, and video, shares the stories of his life and experiences as a professional athlete and controversies in and out of the ring. Theatrical, intimate, and unprecedented, the show revealed the man behind the myth.
In 2018, Mike began his newest venture as an entrepreneur, opening up Tyson Ranch where he works to create cannabis-based products like Copper Gel to help alleviate pain. In addition to entrepreneurship, he’s also started a podcast, “HotBoxin”, where he talks with some of the greatest sports legends, actors, and celebrities of our time.
A devoted husband and loving father, Tyson splits his time between Los Angeles and Las Vegas with his wife Kiki and their children