Mike Tyson the Truth is the Truth

March 8th, 2013

Pantages Theater is showcasing Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth. This incredible show offers a rare insight to the former heavyweight world champion. To some audiences the show is repugnant as Mike Tyson seems transparent in his efforts to be quote unquote truthful. Written by Tyson’s third wife Kiki, he claims to be “domesticated” by his violent and tumultuous life which most would say he brought upon himself. From a past littered with violence starting with a self-reported thirty arrests by age twelve, to his domestic violence accusations, to rape charges, to his cannibalism. Boxing fans worldwide and even just those in awe of such a shockingly talented athlete who couldn’t seem more reproachable to the civilized world, Mike Tyson’s Undisputed Truth leaves audience a bit stunned by both the things he is willing to profess on stage and by the seeming attempt not to convince us that he is an A-Okay kind of guy but to convince himself that he is. He presents his life story as a victim and the only crime for which he apologized for was biting off Evander Holyfield’s ear. Either way, the man is a world-famous icon and brand recognized everywhere and this affords a rare opportunity to hear him speak or attempt to on an intimate level, an effort which given his rocky past should be applauded in and of itself. No one is perfect and it is clear to the world that the man wants a fresh start and another chance at life. He is a forty-six year old Brooklyn native who didn’t seem to be given many tools for refinement growing up and this is a noble and courageous effort from anyone. I definitely suggest checking this out!

Tickets for Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth are still available for both March 9th and 10th.

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