MOSCOW, October 29 (RIA Novosti) — A Russian-language version of the retired US boxer Mike Tyson’s biographical book “Tyson: Undisputed Truth” has been presented in one of the capital’s fitness clubs.
This was the idea of sports promoter Vladimir Khryunov.
“The biography of Mike Tyson is already a phenomenon in itself, a breathtaking work, a first-hand incredible life story penned fascinatingly and spicily,” Khryunov told the media.
On October 22, Russian media cited Khryunov as saying that the ex-boxer will be inducted in absentia into the Russian writers' union ahead of his November visit to Moscow.
The union later refuted this information.
Mike Tyson became the youngest-ever heavyweight champion in history at the age of 20. The former boxer is also remembered for having bit off part of opponent Evander Holyfield's ear during a 1997 fight. He also spent three years in prison on rape charges and filed for bankruptcy in 2003, despite having received over $30 million for several of his fights and $300 million during his career.