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July 24, 2014

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Iron Mike, Las Vegas and Hollywood

Tyson on Charlie Rose

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is all over the news lately, from the documentary that’s about to be released on him to his appearance on Charlie Rose’s show Monday.

Another film, starring Jamie Foxx, is in the works.

Tyson was 50-6 during his 20-year career. He fought 15 times in Las Vegas, his last being a no-contest bout Oct. 23, 1999, against Orlin Norris at the MGM Grand.

Until that bout, he was 3-2 at MGM’s Grand Garden Arena. That was the arena in which Tyson chomped on Evander Holyfield's ears, which got Tyson disqualified in the third round on June 28, 1997.

He was 2-0 at the Mirage, 1-0 at Caesars Palace and 6-0 at the Hilton, where he made his Vegas debut in a second-round TKO against Alonzo Ratliff on Sept. 6, 1986.

Tyson, 42, is introspective about his life and career, which comes out plenty in the new documentary. Click on the above headline for an account of the man and the movie.

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