“They don’t want us to know”: Mike Tyson uncertain about his biopic amid Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx’ health issues

The biography of renowned boxer Mike Tyson is currently in production, and Jamie Foxx is ‘reportedly’ portraying the heavyweight champ. The release of this much-anticipated biopic has run into some issues owing to a health issue of Foxx that has not been made public. 

What did Mike Tyson say regarding the health condition of Jamie Foxx?

A biography of Mike has long been in the works. From 1985 to 2005, Mike participated in professional boxing bouts. Since Tyson ended his pro boxing career, there have been discussions about his life story to portray on screen. Since the beginning, Jamie Foxx, an Oscar winner, has been the figure expected to play Mike’s character. 

During a recent appearance in the Valuetainment podcast, hosted by Patrick Bet-David, Tyson disclosed that currently, he’s unsure of his biography. Regarding Jamie’s health issue, Tyson said, “He’s not feeling well. They said a stroke. I have no idea what happened to him. If we don’t know by now, they don’t want us to know.”

Iron Mike is 56 years old and Jamie is only a year younger than him. Hence, the Baddest Man on the Planet is aware of how difficult health issues could be at this age of anyone’s life. 

“Hey listen, we can’t anticipate our next breath. We don’t know when we’re going to die. After we leave this, bad stuff could happen.” Tyson added. 

Jamie Fox as Mike Tyson 

Mike is really hopeful that Jamie will accurately reflect his life on screen. Foxx has displayed his acting talent in a variety of films. Jamie has already won Oscars in the best actor and best-supporting actor categories for the films Ray and Collateral, respectively. 

“Because, you know, Jamie’s closer to my age, so in order to do him, they were going to do what they did with [the movie] Benjamin Button. They were going to make him look younger” Mike added.

What is your take on Jamie Foxx playing the role of Mike Tyson for his biography? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section. 

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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