Mike Tyson has been breaking down stereotypes and turning heads for more than three decades. At twenty-one he became the youngest heavyweight champion in history; at thirty-six he went on to become a Broadway headliner, a respected member of the community, and a pariah once again. Undisputed Truth is his astonishing story, from growing up in the toughest neighborhood in Brooklyn to the highs and lows of his championship reigns and his difficult relationship with the media, to ending up in a Nevada prison where—as he puts it—he learned to fight all over again.
Tyson’s life has been marked by ups and downs, but he has never lost his power to entertain. In Undisputed Truth, the youngest heavyweight champion in history reveals the complex inner workings of his mind with raw honesty. Through sojourns from his chaotic beginnings on the streets of Brooklyn, to his climb to greatness in the boxing ring and beyond, Tyson pulls back the curtain on a life filled with drama and dark comedy—from juvenile delinquency to personal tragedy; from riches and glory to incarceration. In a voice that is innovative yet brutally honest, Tyson reflects candidly on everything from race relations to fatherhood.
No one else in the history of American sports has risen so far and fallen so harshly as Mike Tyson. In Undisputed Truth, his new memoir, Tyson tells his own true story for the first time, from growing up in the mean streets of Brooklyn to becoming heavyweight champion of the world at 20 years old to his rebirth today as a family man and business mogul. Told with a raw honesty that is unsettling at times but always riveting, this is an unforgettable book about real life on the streets and in the ring.
About Undisputed Truth Book
A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world—and a legend both in and out of the ring.
Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, and felon—Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye. Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn, Tyson grew up to become one of the most thrilling and ferocious boxers of all time—and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior.
Years of hard partying, violent fights and criminal proceedings took their toll: by 2003, Tyson had hit rock bottom, a convicted felon, completely broke, the punch line to a thousand bad late-night jokes. Yet he fought his way back; the man who once admitted being addicted to everything” regained his success, his dignity, and the love of his family. With a triumphant one-man stage show, his unforgettable performances in the Hangover films, and his newfound happiness and stability as a father and husband, Tyson’s story is an inspiring American original.
Brutally honest, raw, and often hilarious, Tyson chronicles his tumultuous highs and lows in the same sincere, straightforward manner we have come to expect from this legendary athlete. A singular journey from Brooklyn’s ghettos to worldwide fame to notoriety, and, finally, to tranquil wisdom, Undisputed Truth is not only a great sports memoir but an autobiography for the ages.