With previous announcements of two documentaries featuring the youngest heavyweight boxing champion in history, another one is being premiered at the end of this month.
ABC News recently announced that it will debut a four-hour documentary series on the life of the youngest heavyweight champion, boxing legend Mike Tyson. The documentary, Mike Tyson: The Knockout will chronicle the former boxing champion’s climb, crash, and comeback. It will feature the real-life story of Tyson from his difficult childhood to becoming the undisputed world champion as well as his 1992 rape conviction and his personal struggles throughout his infamous career.
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The documentary will spotlight his life’s extreme highs and lows. The two-part primetime event examines some of the most pressing questions about resilience and reinvention. Mike Tyson: The Knockout will feature exclusive interviews with actor and boxing enthusiast Rosie Perez, former President of HBO Sports Ross Greenburg, ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, as well as people and associates who were in Tyson’s inner circle and more.
Footage will also include exclusive ABC News archival material and previously unaired interview footage with Tyson. The former champion reflects on what he has learned throughout his boxing career and his new outlook on life. Mike Tyson: The Knockout premieres on back-to-back Tuesdays, May 25 and June 1, (8:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET), on ABC. It can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.
“In addition to being an inspiring story of the perseverance and hard-won growth of one extraordinary person, Mike Tyson’s life and career are also relevant to the important collective self-reflection finally occurring in America,” said executive producer Geoffrey Fletcher.
After sharing his disgust for Hulu producing an unauthorized biopic based on his life, Mike Tyson is getting the chance to get his story out with his involvement. Multi-talented entertainer, Jamie Foxx will be playing heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson in a new biographical limited series. Unlike the upcoming Hulu-produced Iron Mike series, Tyson is directly involved in this limited series titled, Tyson.