Mike Tyson talks legacy, drug use and one-man show
Iron Mike on 'Fox & Friends'
- Duration 5:09
- Date Dec 6, 2012
Iron Mike on 'Fox & Friends'
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-- Mike Tyson making headlines once again recently revealing that back in the 1980s his estranged wife Robin Givens and actor Brad Pitt.
Had a secret affair while the relationship which is about done with anyway.
Joining us right now the man with one of the most electrifying lives in and out of the ring you can possibly imagine.
Iron Mike Tyson.
Now getting he's Broadway star Mike Tyson.
Mike welcome to fox but he's very right.
Thank you Garrick thank you would let.
Or it could be here might have never seen you first off future I don't know BC monitor what -- holding up years Sports Illustrated 1986.
It's the headlines this kid dynamite nineteen year old Mike -- future heavyweight champ of the world to a fifteen you know at the time.
And they talked about how hard you hit -- fast you -- and how great you could be a did you live up to your potential.
I don't know -- My my career Jeff the bird you know I -- I can't answer that court -- fairway I -- great -- All you have to do go about what people tell me what people subpoenaed I can't think that the in the myself hungry AMR good they have have lead up to the fan.
Right I mean at that time no doubt -- the best in the world at the time people are saying maybe the greatest ever.
Do you feel as though if you put more discipline in your mid twenties to mid thirties like you did in your teens to young twenties that you would have been the greatest of all time in your mind.
Well -- -- Saddam added that hard to be Mohammed Ali did any kind OK how great you work.
So thus far but if they've become integrated but well what did the great accomplishment that the greatest in home -- -- And I think that found.
That for a guy like me that thumb that the great accomplishment if they have my appeared no way -- That bill that the overall opinion that's -- -- opinion of fight -- in general.
So Mike you start on Broadway took this play put out in Las Vegas was very well that he hook up it's likely go on Broadway have a long run.
What are you doing now with the story of your life.
On which -- won on tour with a 36 city tour we're starting on February 11.
And they were let it go all over the cut over the over the nation.
Would it does Spike -- bring to the production I mean it was guy got rave reviews as -- walked out on stage -- just -- yourself talking about your life.
The highs and the lows when you hooked up with Spike Lee would he bring to the reduction.
He brought the dynamics of you have come.
-- which I had no idea about just -- and nothing good to get the right the right moment to right and the right which had no idea because I'm not around.
They jump proficient.
In the -- -- it's so he would show me -- -- to fit fairly good fanfare always approached the stage Vietnam.
It did come it was electrifying.
-- if me.
Right now Mikey he opened up to because of -- you're talking about when you do and hang over you ballooned up got heavy.
You're doing a lot of drugs at the time most people on the outside of your inner circle did not know that.
When did the drug you start.
And when did you realize is is going to be at this is a probably had to tackle.
When I can't believe nobody in my in the third within our gay and I can't say -- Zenyatta is certainly an -- I'll get out of people land -- circle of you're me you know I was on the out external.
-- out of the gunfire I don't know.
I don't know maybe a guy who are watching -- -- close enough I don't know.
Mike I'm sitting there interview M Washington DC without a shirt on you -- 220 -- -- but this guy is at the prime it's like he's 34 years old can become champ again.
But in reality.
You doing a lot of Coke.
You have really have great deal of it to a government -- -- -- no more but yeah I think like a pretty.
-- that moment in my life.
I just -- you can't believe you were able to pull it -- to get in the ring.
He ever think to yourself.
You're 47 now now that your drug free for the first time in a long time.
If you got into shape again and there's not much out there outside the Klitschko Brothers you could you would George Foreman did.
Make millions upon millions of dollars fight some -- -- because -- -- there'll -- -- No -- way no way.
No way -- look at them I have that thing.
Could have caused the -- that that that they have data mine again in -- armed bandit and a plan and allow that got going to be mad and -- my wife -- might my kid who hate my -- They'll -- it right -- what I like this guy right now I don't wanna fight no more wanna make people laugh and stuff.
You charity for children.
You know home with the band played -- that got Mike -- good with steady he ran he ran its course truly ran its.
-- -- Right -- you think I could take you right now.
I don't think -- -- that.
Like to look on this series -- mistrust country series of the story of your life.
And find out more -- ticket information go on to FaceBook.
Slash Mike Tyson and you find out where he is on tour to really great -- Mike thanks so much gotten by this and think -- very -- thank you thank someone all right.