Mike Tyson to Appear in One-Man Show: ‘Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth’ in Indianapolis

Mike Tyson, boxing’s brash heavyweight champion, heads back to Indianapolis Wednesday night a different person than he was in the 1990’s when he was arrested and sent to jail for three years for rape. Tyson,46, says he is a different man now and has a new role as the star of a one-man, 36-city road show called “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, which details his rise from the streets of Brooklyn to champion boxer.”

According to a recent article at the Huffington Post, Tyson  says that he is not on an apology tour for his past criminal behavior and spoke to the media about what was happening in his life at the time of his arrest in a telephone interview in Las Vegas.

“At the time, I was living a pretty hectic life and pretty wild and I don’t know what would have happened if I had three more years of that life,” Tyson told The Associated Press. “So maybe that was, everything happens for a reason. You know, when I left prison, I did a lot better than when I came. So everything happens for a reason, everything’s a developmental stage in life, and I’m just going on this journey in life to find out what’s next.”

Tyson’s show has already appeared in Las Vegas and on Broadway and after his appearance in Indianapolis this week, he moves on to Chicago. Other cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston and Washington are part of the tour as well.

Mike Tyson says he is a new man.

“I’m just happy to be existing in life, enjoying life the way I’m enjoying it now,” Tyson said. “That’s awesome that people anticipated me not being here and I’m still here. So I’m sure you’re all happy that I chose to go another route and I’m sure I am.”

src=”https://www.playingfieldpromotions.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Mike-Tyson-and-Spike-Lee-300×197.jpg” width=”481″ height=”315″ />Film director Spike Lee watches as former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson sings during a news conference about the Broadway debut of Tyson’s one man show “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” in New York, June 18, 2012. Lee directed the six-night limited engagement that began on July 31, 2012.

In an article at Ballerstaus.com last June, Tyson said the one-man show would be “raw” and “filthy”, and would show his vulnerable side. It is a raw confessional on the highs and lows of his life, where he offers tales about his rocky marriage to actress Robin Givens, his time in prison, his relationship with his original trainer Cus D’Amato, and his drug problems, among other things.

Tyson told ESPN  that he was inspired to do the show after watching Chazz Palminteri tell stories about growing up, in his show “A Bronx Tale.” The boxer said: “I’m really just excited about this genre here.”

As far as Lee’s involvement, he said he saw a DVD recording of Tyson’s show in Las Vegas and immediately signed up.

“It’s a great story and he tells it masterfully,” said Lee, who calls it a tale of redemption that only needs some tweaking from the Vegas edition. “He’s lifted himself off the canvas.”

Tyson, who revitalized his career after appearing in “The Hangover” series, recently made a cameo appearance on “Law and Order: SVU.”

Mike also spends his time with Mike Tyson Cares, an organization that he established that helps underprivileged and homeless children receive medical treatment, find shelter, help with school expenses and assist with job placement.

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