After “dumping” Jamie Foxx, Mike Tyson is taking unorthodox approach to his biopic

One of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time Mike Tyson’s biopic may be coming out sooner than we all expected. But, with an unexpected twist. Mike Tyson in a recent episode of his podcast ‘Hotboxin’ said “I was telling my wife we should tell my story in cartoon form”.

This comes as a surprise as Oscar-nominated actor Jamie Foxx was expected to play Tyson on the big screen for the longest of times.

Although a film based on Tyson’s biography was recently released on Hulu, which had Trevante Rhodes playing the lead role of ‘Iron Mike’. One of Tyson’s close associates clarified the entire Jamie Foxx situation by saying in a statement,

“Mike has been telling people Jamie is no longer going to be playing him. They are friends apparently, but somehow the whole proposal of Jamie starting off as 20-something Mike is not going to work,”. 

WHy should we be interested in Mike Tyson’s biopic?

Mike Tyson’s life is certainly worth telling. With all that he has gone through in his life, from being on top of the world when becoming the youngest heavyweight champion to being convicted of sexual harassment.

He was sentenced to six years in prison and four years of probation in 1992 but was released in 1995. It’s worth noting, that Mike Tyson claimed that anything that happened between the two was consensual. 

Mike Tyson

As soon as he was released from prison, Tyson returned to the ring and promptly won his next four fights, regaining the heavyweight title. After the incredible resurgence, ‘Iron Mike’s’ career hit another rock bottom as he lost two back-to-back fights to his greatest rival Evander Holyfield.

Tyson did have some good wins post those losses but after losing three of his last four fights, Tyson said he would quit boxing because he felt he had lost his passion for the sport.

It will be interesting to see in what form Tyson decides to reveal his story. Whether it’s animation or theatrical the most important thing would be the real and consensual representation of his inspirational life.

Aryan Verma

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Aryan Verma is a Combat Sports writer covering UFC and Boxing for SportsZion. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's in technology degree in Computer Science. Being a martial art practitioner himself, Aryan cherishes the opportunity to share his thoughts on latest combat sport events through his blogs.


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