Mike Tyson to tour U.S. with one-man show

  • Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson said he plans to tour the United States with his one-man theater show early next year.

    Tyson, 45, made the announcement on ABC's late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday.

    Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth is an autobiographical monologue performed by Tyson. The piece sees him reflect on his tough upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, the absence of his father and his self-described "reckless and destructive" behavior.

    Tyson also looks back on his career which saw him become the youngest world heavyweight champion in 1986 at the age of 20.

    The show premiered in Las Vegas in April and had a brief run on Broadway.

    The 23-date tour is due to begin on February 12 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the city where Tyson was found guilty in 1992 of raping then 18-year-old beauty queen Desiree Washington. He served three years in prison for the crime.

    In 1997, he added to his notoriety after he bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield's ear during a bout.

    Tyson declared himself bankrupt in 2003 and retired from professional boxing three years later.