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You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and the same goes for heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson. The New York-native’s troubled youth was full of tough times, loss, and years in and out of crime. But along the way, Mike’s natural talent as a fighter and truly unique human being was discovered and led to him winning the heavyweight boxing title at the unheard-of age of 20. He’d go on to become one of the most naturally talented athletes and fiercest competitors to ever live, earning numerous titles and hundreds of millions of dollars in winnings, a fortune he’d lose nearly just as fast while struggling with toxic media attention, drug abuse, and failed relationships. I sat down with Mike at his Tyson Ranch, home to his latest cannabis-focused venture and production company, to discuss the intimate moments of his journey, many of which you haven’t heard via the media. Prepare for an emotional and intense conversation about thriving on fear, searching for redemption, struggling with self-control, and learning from the past in search of a better future. This is the true story of Mike Tyson’s second act.
Content warning: listener discretion is advised. This episode contains graphic descriptions of drug use, violence and language that some listeners may find disturbing and/or triggering.
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