Mike Tyson reveals musical theater dreams
September 14 , 2012
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has revealed he would like to dance and act in musicals.
Speaking on the sidelines of the CLSA Investor Forum in Hong Kong, Tyson, infamous for his bad boy behavior, said: "I've always been a bad guy who wanted to be a good guy.”
He spoke to financiers about his life before and after boxing, his family and his recent one-man show on Broadway.
"I didn't know how to be a good guy because I was always concentrating on being bad, so I've learned how to be a good guy now and treat people the way I want to be treated. That's why I have a passion for life now,” said the 46-year-old.
When asked what else he wanted to do in his life, Tyson replied: "I want to do some dancing thing, I want to do some musicals.”
Tyson became the youngest world heavyweight champion in 1986 at the age of 20 and remained the world champion for several years.
He was convicted of rape in 1992 and spent three years in prison before returning to the ring. In 1997, he built on his notorious image after he bit off a chunk of rival Evander Holyfield's ear during a bout.
Asia-focused brokerage firm CLSA’s annual forum features a high-profile keynote speaker every year. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and actor George Clooney have both previously spoken at the event.