Mike Tyson life is set to be made into a movie but who is Iron Mike ?

Published On July 31, 2014 » 2662 Views» By Darren Dimmick » Headlines, Movies
Jamie Foxx is being  eyed up to play the the Former Wold Champion Mike Tyson,

Foxx who also played Ray Charles in the 2004 Movie has been said to be taking on the role on the Rick Yorn Production about Mike Tyson.

The Movie which is set to cover the life of Tyson has not yet specified which part of his life it will focus on.

But who is Iron Mike

Tyson is currently the youngest boxer to ever win the WBC, WBA and the IBF heavy weight titles at the mere age of just 20,  and was also the first boxer to hold all three titles at them same time. Although he had a successful Boxing career his life has also been tarnished with the accused rape of Desiree Washington in 1992, which he was ultimately convicted for and sentenced to 6 years in prison.  After serving 3 of his 6 year stretch Tyson was released and then went onto have a series of comeback fights which would eventually see him regain his heavy weight title.

Tyson lost his title to Evander Hollyfield in 1996 and then went on to have a rematch which ended with Tyson being disqualified after the notorious Ear bite.  He eventually retired from boxing in 2006 at the age of 39.   Although through his career he banked over $300 million in 2003 he declared him self bankrupt.

Since hanging up his gloves Tyson has appeared in numoerous movies including Rocky Balboa, the Hangover and Scary Movie 5.

At present the Movie has no director attached the the project but Terrence Winters is currently in the swing of writing the screenplay, best known for his work on the True life story starring Leonardo DiCaprio ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.

Foxx’s current project that are due for release this year are Horrible bosses 2 and Annie.

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