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Mike Tyson fantasizes ‘about blowing somebody’s brains out’

The year of Mike Tyson rolls on. The former heavyweight champion, who drew attention this year for dancing at the Tony Awards, playing Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out for the first time and claiming he’s close to 𝒅𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈, is back in the news with a Spike Lee-directed HBO special debuting on Nov. 16 and an autobiography, Undisputed Truth, that’s already making headlines.

In the book, Tyson continues to expound on the inner demons that have plagued him since his troubled upbringing in Brooklyn. Now 47, Tyson writes that he constantly battles temptations like drugs, booze and women. Excerpts from the book show how close to the edge he is.


Tyson writes about his rape conviction that sent him to prison for three years of his prime. He denies the crime — “how do you rape someone when they come to your hotel room at two in the morning?” Even with the prison sentence, Tyson maintains that he was sexually active while locked up, bedding visitors and drug counselors.


The Associated Press reports that Tyson writes about his troubles with the law, multiple marriages and famous battles with Evander Holyfield. While he has negative things to say about plenty of key figures in his life, Tyson reserves special scorn for boxing promoter Don King.


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